2. Put Employees before Data
Selecting the most relevant and quality data sets are crucial when it comes to spotting trends and opportunities for your business. Put people before data and believe in your own understanding of your company and field of expertise. Data is only as good as the brain behind it and in a world overwhelmed by data: insight and expertise comes first. Ensure that the appropriate governance is put in place to make sure that data is used effectively to complement your creativity and everyday decisions.
3. Be Transparent
There is now no excuse to be unaware of what’s going on within your business – a single, consistent view can be easily achieved throughout all levels of an organization. A CEO can have access to the same granular insight and real-time knowledge as the sales team in the field. Having the same transparent view leads to greater collaboration across the business as different expertise can now come together using the same information. Collaboration leads to a different perspective, and knowledge sharing will help to achieve better decision making.
Would a New Year resolution for a company be exciting if they developed an organizational culture of not just living in, but working with and loving data? Sounds like a good resolution to me.