As managers, and especially as consultants, we thrive on information. Analysis is our bread and butter and we get very excited when we get new datasets and new ways to present and interpret it. Even if you’re not a data nerd, you know the importance of making decisions based on facts. Reliable up-to-date data is essential to our businesses.
Nowadays with broadband internet at home, we won’t make a big purchase, until we’ve done our online research. We read blogs and review sites for assessments on the latest and best TVs, washing machines and cars. We want to know we’re getting the best deal, and the best product, for our money. And why shouldn’t we?
Whenever we start a new engagement with a client, one of our first tasks is to gather all the available data. We need to establish a base level of performance in order to effectively measure the success of the project. In many instances, this is incomplete or poorly maintained, and we work with the client to get the data into shape. Read more