Decluttering + Design Thinking = Beautiful & Useful Sales Reports

Decluttering + Design Thinking = Beautiful Things, and Beautiful things yield better results.

Its seems that there is a growing movement towards decluttering. Less is more. Minimalist is in. The name Marie Kondo will start to ring a bell to some as she has helped clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. Marie Kondo

This seems to go hand in hand with the design thinking philosophy used by designers to solve problems, complex processes, and find desirable solutions.  In fact, a school has sprouted in the famed campus of Stanford – the Design School.  What they teach is to utilize design to come up with very unique solutions to solve problems from the fintech space to food security.  The design does not just become aesthetic but also functional and results oriented.

Now, how the heck did we get into decluttering and design thinking when we are a restaurant management software! Well when you mix the concepts of decluttering and design thinking, you create beautiful things.

Beautiful spaces drive more traffic. Beautiful products sell more. Beautiful people win at beauty contests (well they have to be smart too!). In our case, beautiful reports make more profits!

What we found on the desks of managers was a messy pile of papers – many of them sales, image026 images

inventory reports, time sheets. Who really has time to read all the numbers? There is also the additional time needed to digest and analyze the numbers to make sense. Bottomline, there is number information overload! A clusterf&ck of numbers!

With design thinking and decluttering in mind, we want to beautify the numbers. Less rows and columns, less information overload, and instead, more digestible graphs and charts. We want to make managers have access to beautiful numbers because like we mentioned on top, beauty yields better results.

Below is our beautiful report. Below is something that will get managers/owners have better results. Amen.