Baker Stuart’s Insight: After last week’s fantastic Workplace Trends Research Summit at the British Library last week, where Prof. Rob Briner talked about the need for evidence based management practices, this article by Steelcase’s Tracy Brower presents seven myths about data – and how to make better decisions using the data we have.
Steelcase’s Tracy Brower presents seven myths about data and how to make better decisions by bringing more reality to the data-driven decision-making process.
Data has become a critical component for designing work experiences. Big data has become big business. Thick data too—that is, qualitative data—has also become prominent, and the combination of the two is an important way we can know more about place, people and the implications for designing the work experience.
With all this focus on data—more data, constant data, all-data-all-the-time—we set ourselves up to miss the forest for the trees, and to make mistakes and be disoriented by myths that can reduce overall effectiveness.
Here are seven myths about data and how to make better decisions by bringing a bit more reality to the data-driven decision-making process. Myth One: I’ll believe it when I see it. Despite its popularity, the phrase “I’ll believe it when I see […]