Effective analytics is disruptive because being smarter causes smarter actions.
Organizations do not, and probably can not, change as rapidly as the intelligence suggests. This alone can be a massive source of frustration, both for the analytics professionals, and for other areas of management within the organization.
Three key questions to consider:
- Small failure is likely and common within most organizations – are you comfortable with those getting surfaced?
- Small success is likely and common within most organizations – are you more concerned with sharing the resulting insights instead of investing in assigning credit?
- Do you have a system for change management and updating strategy?
Analytics shines a harsh light on previously dark corners. And yet, knowing what you don’t know, and what you would do if did know, is a healthy attitude towards the benefits of analytics.