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Data Driven

2020-11-08 — Michael Haupt

What does it mean to consider yourself and your organisation "data driven"? I like to use that term carefully - if data drive you, they're in charge of what you do, and it's nothing but sheer numbers that determine your every step. What about human intuition, a decent share of gut feeling? I usually prefer to use "data oriented" instead. Data are but one, if crucially important, aspect for orientation in problem and solution spaces. Data aren't knowledge. They aren't expertise, let alone experience. It requires sensemaking to let data guide what to do.

Here's a podcast episode that expands on the topic. It covers a fair share of decision making, and why decisions may take long sometimes.

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