Building Data Literacy
Organizations are collecting and processing more data than ever. However, the ability of workers to understand, analyze, and use that data for better decision-making and advancing enterprise goals has not kept pace with technological growth. Smart companies recognize that empowering employees by improving data skills is crucial for digital transformation and the creation of a data culture. Truly data-driven organizations offer opportunities for data training and development beyond traditional data-focused roles. Organizations that invest in data literacy and upskilling at scale across all departments see dramatic benefits, including improved decision-making and productivity as well as greater employee satisfaction and retention. Employee satisfaction benefits were particularly high — employees who were highly satisfied with their organization’s data programs were 10 times more likely to be highly satisfied with their organization overall and nearly twice as likely to say they were likely to still be at their organization in two years.