Data Literacy: Successfully Fostering Your Workforce
Throughout history, literacy has been a key component to the success of individuals, organizations, countries, and civilizations all over the world, but has involved more than simply native languages. For centuries, this has been true and expanded when the invention of the printing press in the 15th century helped spur the reformation movement that brought literacy and basic education to the wider population and fed three industrial revolutions over the following centuries.
“Just as literacy lifted civilizations out of poverty and oppression, greater data literacy can similarly enlighten and empower your organization.”
We are now in a fourth industrial revolution, where concepts such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence are driving exponential changes throughout society. With this in mind, organizations are beginning to recognize the sizeable gap that exists – where workers lack the ability to effectively interpret, understand, and utilize data to achieve optimized business results.
Some companies that are successfully navigating this gap are already disrupting industries, fundamentally changing expectations and service levels.
However, some companies seeking to create a data-literate workforce often struggle with how to accomplish this because of their dependence on legacy systems and processes. For these companies, transitioning to a data-literate environment is a daunting process that requires a lot of work. That’s where we come in. In this eBook, we examine the fundamentals of data literacy, why it’s important in today’s marketplace, and the 10 steps you can take to enhance your organization.