How to Improve Receptiveness to Data Governance

Data governance is an important building block to enable a business use data confidently for decision-making. Despite its importance, many consider data governance an extra layer of policies. This leads to lukewarm reception and haphazard adoption, impacting data quality. Ultimately, the business won’t be able to fully benefit. To improve… [More]

Irreplaceable Human Intelligence

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have created many opportunities for companies to augment resource gaps. Generative AI has captured every business leader’s attention. Well-designed and trained models are capable of creating solutions that humans might not think of. They could distill insights from massive volume of data quickly. Does that… [More]

How to Improve Workflow Management through Pertinent Data

Useful information is the lubricant that keeps business processes flowing with little hiccups. When the right information is available to employees at the right time, they are able to consume the information and perform their work. They would also be able to make quality decisions quickly. Useful information comes from… [More]

How to Make Your Data Useful

Data contextualization is a term used to describe putting data in a context that is meaningful for the user. When the presented data is meaningful, users can draw insight quickly for decision-making. The massive volume of data captured in business systems offers a vault of business intelligence. However, more data… [More]

The Value of Technology-enabled Transparency

Digital transformation has enabled companies develop new competitive advantages by making use of the vast volume of data captured through software applications. These competitive advantages include unique offerings, enhanced customer service, and productivity improvement. With clear objectives, successful companies capture the right data, then turn the data into useful decision-making… [More]

How to Improve Organization Alignment

Organization alignment is a critical success factor for accelerated growth. When the management team endorses the strategic plan, it is only the beginning. The business needs to align investment, initiatives, and day-to-day operations succinctly across the whole organization to execute the strategy. The larger the organization, the more challenging to… [More]

How to Achieve High Performance through Causal Actions

With objectives set for the year, businesses need to have a solid plan of action before execution begins. How do you determine what would be the best course of action? Which initiatives do you invest in to achieve the optimal return on investment? Ideas for action are abundant. But causal… [More]

Identify – and mitigate – risks to strategies

In comparing alternatives, a pros and cons comparison is often used to determine which alternative is more favorable. This exercise is straightforward and quick to do. For businesses that want to do a more objective assessment, they build a model to assign scores to the different factors. Through the process,… [More]

3 Elements of Customer Obsession

Businesses exist to serve the customers. This principle forms a key driving force for strategy development. When a business obsesses over customers, it has a laser focus on doing what is best for customers. This laser focus facilitates prioritization of product development, investments, and operational decisions. There are 3 key… [More]

Using Imperfect Data for Decision Making

The massive body of data organizations possess is valuable information on their customers, suppliers, operations, and diverse aspects of their businesses. For decision making, the desire to attain the perfect data leads to stalled effort and missed opportunities. Time is spent on gathering as much data as possible, fixing incomplete… [More]

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