Are you part of a data-minded organisation? If you’re not sure what to answer to this question, read our 3 most important tips to start your journey into data-mindedness.
1 – FOSTER DATA OWNERSHIP BY MANY
Who in your organisation needs access to data? And who in your organisation is responsible for data? In order to become data minded, an organisation must answer both of these questions by « many different profiles ». It is only by sharing access and responsibility over data that data-mindedness can truly start spreading throughout the organisation. To put it bluntly : data is everybody’s business!
2 – MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DATA-DRIVEN AND DATA-MINDED
A data-driven business is sort of like Facebook. It’s a business model that is data centric. Everything about it is developped to gather a maximum of data which must absolutely be monetized. There is nothing wrong with that model of course, but a great number of organisations don’t recognise themselves in that approach. Those organisations must understand the difference between gathering data to sell and collecting data to improve processes. A data-minded organisation is an organisation that encourages critical thinking within its rank and empowers its employees to question business practices based on hard facts and statistical evidence!
3 – BREAK THE SILOS
This tip is both a technological challenge and a mentality one. Most organisations are segregated into departments. And it can be tricky to develop information sharing between entities. Very often, this mindset barrier is turned tangible by the very technology architecture which mimic the compartmentalized structure of the organisation and presents several isolated databases.
A good solution would be in an intuitive and easy-to-use tool to encourage data-mindedness and data ownership. Not only to facilitate and promote the use and sharing of data, it would also technologically cross the silos and enable a true global vision of data.