why you should learn sql

A:360 Podcast #6 – Why Everyone Should Learn SQL

Today’s “A:360” discusses why as many people as possible should learn SQL. SQL, Structured Query Language, is the primary language used to interact with a database and is a critical foundation for analytics knowledge. Between strong career earnings and self-sufficiency, SQL is a skill everyone should learn. Watch and Listen Click to Watch on YouTube. […]

enterprise data strategy

A:360 Podcast #4 – What is an Enterprise Data Strategy?

Today’s “A:360” podcast answers the question “What is an enterprise data strategy?”. I describe what an enterprise data strategy is, what it must include, and some of the key points it needs to address. A well-defined enterprise data strategy will become the foundation of your analytics success and is of critical importance in your efforts […]

data warehouse

A:360 Podcast #3 – What is a Data Warehouse?

Today’s “A:360” podcast answers the question “What is a data warehouse?”. Learn what makes a data warehouse different from a “regular database” and what one could do for your organization. Watch and Listen Click to Watch on YouTube. Listen to the Podcast Click to Listen on SoundCloud Click to Listen to on iTunes Read the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hierarchy of Needs

Employee Retention and Psychology

One of our previous posts discussed turnover and the significant cost companies incur as a result of employees quitting their jobs. So what can management do to improve employee retention and minimize their turnover costs? A possible solution lies in one of the most famous psychological theories on motivation. The “Hierarchy of Needs Back in […]

centrally driven

Centrally Driven, Broadly Distributed – Part 1

In Thomas Davenport’s “Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning”, one of the first chapters of the book defines the common attributes of analytically-driven organizations. Davenport discusses that one of the critical aspects to success in analytics revolves around taking an enterprise-level approach to managing data and analytics. He then quotes Harrah’s Entertainment’s management […]

employee turnover

How Much Is Employee Turnover Costing You?

When making any type of business decision, arguably the most important question is: “How much is it going to cost?” While understanding the cost of marketing, new products, payroll, and new technology is important, how aware is your management team regarding the cost of employee turnover? The Cost of Employee Turnover Employee turnover can cost […]