Inverted axis graphs and double axis graphs allow managers of law department data to present data more effectively. Whether budget numbers, compensation changes, or benchmark analyses, these two techniques, described below, add flexibility and insight to your metrics.
We are all accustomed to graphs with the horizontal X axis tracking numbers from low on the left to high on the right. Vertically, the Y axis indicates numbers from low on the bottom to high on the top. The lower left corner of the chart, therefore, typically starts at 0,0. (In another column we will look at changing scales and intervals.).