If you have the pleasure of working on a big programme of work, which involves many teams you will have probably encountered a status meeting.
For those from the 21st century, this where a collection of people get together on a regular frequency to share their status with the rest of the group. This usually forms some sort of rag ("RED AMBER GREEN") status which is usually in a huge spreadsheet which is usually accompanied by some words to explain why your status is not green.
If you cannot get rid of this then how about changing the way we deliver the news.
My favourite so far is by dressing in the colour of your status, so you proudly show everyone as soon as you enter the room.
The person asking for this will be able to focus immediately in people wearing red, forget about people wearing green and selectively pick on the more nervous looking oranges.
Who knows, if you all end up wearing green the encounter might only last for minutes freeing the meeting space for less fortunate souls.