Article Round-up: More productive teams & data culture

Updated: Sep 21

We know businesses can accelerate their growth by embedding a data mindset and fully utilising data and technology to deliver your business objectives.


The 3 components of a data mindset are:


1. Growth strategy - focus on what you need to 'KNOW'

2. More productive teams - focussing on the 'HOW' to have the right skills to use data & technology

3. Increased efficiency - focussing on 'WHAT' technology and processes are needed to support the 'teams' and 'business applications'


This blog is focussing on the 2nd component on how to create more productive teams by using data and technology.


This can often require new skills with an increase in data literacy and can require changes in ways of working and adopting new processes.


Which is often seen as developing and embedding a data culture into an organisation. This is can be the most difficult aspect of becoming a data-driven organisation.


We have identified 5 key areas to focus on when developing data culture:

  1. Create business goals that are outcome and impacted focussed

  2. Champion the role of data to deliver the goals

  3. Assign a business owner to drive change

  4. Create & build data literate teams 

  5. Treat data as a valuable asset & govern accordingly


The following articles may be useful to help shape what you need to do to embed a data culture.


Create a Data-Driven Culture by Influencing 3 Areas - Gartner

To establish a data-driven culture change in your organization, engage with senior stakeholders to secure buy-in and to have ongoing support in treating data as an 'asset' rather than treating data as a byproduct

https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/create-a-data-driven-culture-by-influencing-3-areas/


How to Build Data Culture and Make Data Your Friend - Sciforce

“Data culture” is a relatively new concept which is becoming pivotal nowadays, when organizations develop more progressive digital business strategies and apply meaning to big data. It refers to a workplace environment that employs a consistent approach to decision-making through emphatic and empirical data proof. In other words, it implies that decisions are made based on data evidence, not on gut instinct.

https://medium.com/sciforce/how-to-build-data-culture-and-make-data-your-friend-764183b6786e


Data culture: Your missing link to thriving in the data era - Tableau

Becoming truly data-driven requires changing mindsets, attitudes, and habits – embedding data into the identity of the organisation. People have to want to use data and encourage others to do the same.

https://www.tableau.com/en-gb/data-culture


5 ways to kickstart a data-driven company culture in 2020 - Looker

Organizations that haven’t promoted a data-driven culture or invested in improving each employee's data literacy are beginning to fall behind. Their competitors are charging ahead, powered by the democratization of data and the ability for all to access, understand, and communicate with it.

https://looker.com/blog/data-culture-2020


How CEOs Can Lead a Data-Driven Culture - HBR

While businesses across the world are trying to make more effective use of data, analytics, and AI, a key impediment is holding many of them back is the lack of a culture that truly values data/analytics capability and the superior decision making that can flow from it.

https://hbr.org/2020/03/how-ceos-can-lead-a-data-driven-culture


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