The WordPress dashboard is designed to suit your needs and adapt to how you feel most comfortable using it. The key to the design is the ability to both drag and drop different panels of contents and decides which will be included or left out. Different people have different priorities, you can also drag and drop the items around depending on what you like. The main idea of the dashboard is to give you a place where you can get an actual glance over view of what’s happening of your blog. You can catch up on news, see which post your working on draft, see whose linking to you or how popular your contents are, you can quickly put here a note for a post or check out your latest comments.
It’s kind a birds eye view of operation from which you can scoop down particular details by the menu on the left. For example, you want to check your latest comments, you can drag the recent comments panel to the left and if you want to check the latest happening you can drag the right now panel to the right. If you want to disable your editor for the mean time click screen options and uncheck the quickpress box and if you want to include it again in your dashboard just put a check mark on the box.
There is no wrong or right way to set up your dashboard because it depends on what you like. If you want to save space, you can compress the menu down to just icons. There’s no need to save your preferences, wordpress remember the layout you make everytime and it will be there the next time you log in. As you see, organizing your dashboard is pretty simple and gives you alot of options for configuring according to your choice.