Get your tesseract together and visualize the four most important benchmark metrics

Tesseracts are four-dimensional cubes with sixteen corners and thirty-two edges (compared to a cube’s eight and twelve). Topologists and geometric mathematicians work with and describe tesseracts by using four coordinates for each point. By comparison, the standard X-Y graph uses two coordinates for each point; a three-dimensional graph adds another coordinate for each point.

Why am I going on about tesseracts? A form that can only be imagined would convey the four fundamentals of metrical benchmarks: numbers of staff, amount of spend, size of revenue, and category of industry.

Picture each fundamental metric as a coordinate for a law department and dot all those coordinates inside a tesseract. The distribution, assuming an ample set of law departments, will tell us quite a bit about patterns of performance metrics.


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