Move the Needle

Move the Needle

Use this template to display a key metric in a fun, attention-grabbing way

Tags in this template strategy metrics gsm goal goals metric target


How to use this template

Now whenever somebody uses the cliché "move the needle", you have a way to turn that cliché into something more meaningful and useful... by using this template!

Start by defining your goal, whether it's reaching a certain revenue target, increasing customer satisfaction, or achieving a specific marketing objective. Next, identify the key metrics and data that will help you measure progress towards your goal. Use the template's sections to flesh out your action plan, including identifying key stakeholders, potential roadblocks, and specific actions to take.

This template uses a square aspect ratio, so it can be good to use as a post on social media (e.g. Instagram), but you can change the aspect ratio in Drawify to landscape, and increase the area around it to contain more information. You can expand on this template by establishing a timeline for the dial to move around, and maybe even assign responsibility for each action item at each point.


  • Increased clarity and focus on goals and objectives
  • Improved communication and collaboration
  • Greater accountability and ownership of tasks and results

Once you create your 'Move the Needle' diagram, use it as a way to track progress over time toward success. Keep it updated, either in Drawify, or in any other app you might be using.

Customize the layout, content, and colors of this template, or swap elements for others to match your purpose.

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