Effective analytics is disruptive
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.
2 thoughts on “Effective analytics is disruptive”
I’ve always felt some organizations are “predisposed” to doing analytics better than others – but struggled to find a way to articulate it. These 3 questions express it quite well.
Thank you for the comment Matt.
Defining ‘better’ is pretty hard.
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