Enhancing Data Literacy Levels of your Organization

Marriam Iftikhar
June 22, 2023
4 min read

I strongly believe that Inadequate data literacy is one of the biggest obstacles that organizations face today. Businesses continue to rely on data to offer meaningful insights, but if you don't keep your staff informed, it could impede their long-term success.

In order to get buy-in from team members, it's important for managers to be able to explain clearly what the data says and why it matters. Those who are not literate in data will eventually struggle to make quick, efficient decisions; communicate effectively with their team members; and save time.

Read more below to find out how you can enhance your data literacy level:

  1. Data should be a part of every business decision. To start your data journey as an organization, determine what level of literacy there is currently in the workplace and see if any managers can support new initiatives with relevant information. You might be able to get away with just knowing how many people are using data, but what about those who aren’t? The entire workforce of your company needs to be equipped with the skills necessary for understanding data.
  2. The data gap is a major issue in today's organizations. Not only do you need skilled analysts who can speak naturally about the numbers, but also "translators" to help bridge communication barriers between teams so everyone can benefit from all available information. You need to ensure that information from all sources gets used effectively throughout your company - as well as with customers/stakeholders outside of work hours too!
  3. Communicate with your employees because data literacy is vital for the success of the organization. If people don't understand the "why" of initiatives, then they are less likely to be supportive of training for data-related skills. Such trainings can include analyzing statistics or conducting research projects with large data sets to find trends that will improve business practices and save time on future decision-making efforts.
  4. Ensure data access. You must make sure that everyone can access, use, process, and share the organization's data. To make this operation simpler for your teams, you might need to discover and utilize technology like a management dashboard or data visualization tools.

Get in touch with us today to find out about our experience and expertise in data analytics and business intelligence and how Stampa Solutions can enable you to make data-driven decisions.


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