So next time you’re faced with a “data-driven” scenario do this: instead of looking for the answers the data provides, look for the questions it generates.
If You Want to Be Creative, Don’t Be Data Driven
Bill Pardi

I love the way this sort of flips things upside down. My favorite technique to push at work is when the solution doesn’t make sense, don’t just check the methods, aggressively challenge the assumptions. That feels similar to the author’s suggestion here.