Data analytics and KPIs or key performance indicators

Are You Tracking the Right KPIs?

Data is everywhere. Some of us are using data better than others, yet there is no denying that we all have vast amounts of data at our disposal. But remember, data is not information. Raw data must be turned into actionable information for it to have any real meaning. This is why we emphasize the […]

What’s Holding You Back from Being Data-Driven?

Let’s face it: we live in a world where a strong data and analytics competency is becoming a “must have” for successful companies. Despite the growing significance of analytics, the majority of banks and credit unions are not “data-driven” organizations. We’ve uncovered a number of common reasons why investment in data and analytics has been […]

Boston’s CityScore and Becoming a Data-Driven City

According to The New York Times, “[Boston’s] City Hall is humming with data.” Drawing on various data sources at their disposal, Boston is leading the way in being a data-driven city through the use of their revolutionary program, CityScore. CityScore and The Mayor’s Dashboard According to the City of Boston’s website, “CityScore is an initiative […]

Change Management: Change vs. Transition

Most are familiar with the stages of grief that individuals go through during the grieving process. Similarly to grief, there are also stages an individual goes through when faced with change. Understanding the psychological steps involving organizational change management can help managers better assist employees through the change process. Change vs. Transition in Change Management […]

Most Viewed Analytics Articles of the Year (so far)

We’ve published quite a few articles this year! With the number of articles published, we wanted to create a post where we summarized our top ten most viewed articles about data and analytics. So, without further ado, here they are: 1. 5 Steps to Developing Your Business Intelligence Strategy From Brewster Knowlton of The Knowlton […]

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Analytics and “The Flywheel Effect”

If you are a doubter on the power of leveraging data and analytics, you belong to an increasingly small group of non-believers. While we are all starting to agree on the power of analytics, actually implementing a data and analytics program is more challenging than it may seem. From the importance of having a clearly […]

Ten Reasons Why Your Change Efforts Failed

We have previously discussed how change and change efforts are crucial for organizations to stay competitive and relevant in a rapidly evolving business world. However, according to the Harvard Business Review, 70% of change efforts fail. Change can often be intimidating for everyone, but, as a manager or higher level employee, the pressure associated with […]

organizational development

What is Organizational Development?

Organizational development (OD) is a field that helps improve organizational effectiveness with a major focus on change management and strategic initiatives. Put simply, OD helps organizations overcome challenges and maximize change at work. Organizational development is an area presenting one of the largest opportunities for companies right now. Unfortunately, organizational development is an area that […]

turning data into information

When Life Gives You Data, Make Information

For starters, yes the title is a terrible play on “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Bad jokes aside, I hear too frequently how organizations need more and more data. I’m a data guy – I’m all about data. But there is a subtle difference between having more data and more information. Below is […]

Preparing Employees to Become Data-Driven

We have previously discussed how becoming data-driven is essential for organizations in today’s digital world. In fact, the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology listed maximizing data and applying analytics first in its list of the top 10 workplace trends of 2016. While learning how to maximize data and analytics to improve efficiency and make better […]