When employees hear the word data, many think of a series of numbers and calculations that remain understood by data scientists alone. Beyond believing that data is too complex to understand, many think that incorporating data into their work will add hours to everything they do.
But most teams are already using data in their jobs every day. They just don’t recognize it as such.
Data can be defined as anything that tracks performance, processes, people, platforms and profitability across an organization. This means everything from how projects are progressing and the efficiencies of internal processes to employee turnover, sales and revenue numbers. There are many forms of data and most of it — especially with today’s technology — is accessible and easy to understand without a data science degree.