How do we Connect what we do know to what we don’t know?
In the age of complexity and information overload, discovery-driven leaders must operate where value creation for customers is at the centre and data drives decisions.
By all accounts, millennials are unlike preceding generations. They view the world differently and have redefined the meaning of success, personally and professionally. In some cases, this has led to misunderstanding among the different generations coexisting in today’s workplace. Increasingly, however, business leaders are realizing this generation’s unique competencies and perspective, and employers are looking for ways to harness their strengths.
My business school experience was fantastic, from what I can remember! I recall being surrounded by smart people and going to lots (and lots) of classes, but those hours spent sat learning about accounting and such famous theories and frameworks are but a distant memory.
What I do remember were the simulations and competitions against other members of my class. Competing in a fun and engaging experience around a real world challenge. These are the experiences that we remember whether at business school or any kind of life experience.
The way that organizations have been designed over the past thirty years through a matrix structure has resulted in the creation of information silos. These silos prevent business leaders from realizing the value of big data, as insights and knowledge are kept to the confines of teams across the business.
Big Data has no value unless it’s linked to a business metric. With all the hype and excitement surrounding Big Data, business leaders and teams have gotten lost as to where to start in order to achieve this critically important jump.