We can teach people new meeting structures, decision tools, communication technology, teaming structures, etc. all day long, but if you aren’t prepared to give up what you know to make room for what you don’t yet know — and feel slightly off balance in the process — much less new and different will occur.
… believe there are residual and compounding effects of putting all the data you can into one place. But often, managers will not be able to prioritize the task of centralization. There are too many siloes, too many teams to get on board, and too many hair-on-fire concerns that will always take priority. The top-down approach to centralizing data — the data science VP working with the marketing VP and the sales VP and the operations VP and the CEO — is too gargantuan. But doing it piecemeal — having one motivated data-worker find a collaborator in another department and moving forward on centralizing whatever little bit of data they can — might be successful.
the e… didn’t want to spend valuable time and energy chasing after data that would wind up as a dead end. But I wish that instead, whenever my team complained that they didn’t have access to something, I had told them to go solve their own problem. Go talk to the e-commerce team about Google analytics. Go talk to the support team about Zendesk. Go talk to the sales team about sales channel data. If you want the data, make it happen! No one is going to care about this data more than you, so you make it a priority. I will give you all the tools you need to get it into our central database. If you don’t have access to the data, that is your problem to solve. Go get it!
…ibutors, customer support queries and returns info locked away in an un-queryable third party tool. Many companies face the same issue: the centralized analytics team has access to a mere sliver of information across the diverse business functions of the company, but they can’t get the cross-functional buy-in to pull the siloed data into a central location.
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… essential feedback loops. At its best, I believe social media can be a transformational medium. I used to think social was the place you went once you had it all figured out. But now I’ve realized that social media can actually be a good place to figure it all out, as long as you set boundaries about how much importance to give the feedback. Positive feedback feels great, but, trolls aside, negative feedback can be important, too, because …
… from researcher Tricia Wang https://medium.com/@triciawang). It only became fixed after he died. The same goes for anybody’s persona today. As long as we’re alive, our persona will fee… from researcher Tricia Wang https://medium.com/@triciawang). It only became fixed after he died. The same goes for anybody’s persona today. As long as we’re alive, our persona will feel incomplete and half-formed, because we are by nature incomplete. We live in a constant state of becomingness. Mark Twain, another American icon, is a great example of this. His fans loved him during his life…