10 Steps to Creating a Data-Driven Culture

This resource outlines ten clear steps for organizations seeking to create and maintain a data-driven culture.

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February 6, 2020




Creating a data-driven culture, where data is used as the basis for key decisions, is essential for social impact organizations to make the most of their data. This guide details ten key steps that companies and organizations can take to create and maintain a data-driven culture. The resource is most helpful for organizations that have technical staff on their teams, but also provides helpful recommendations for organizations that are leveraging data for programs.

These steps include selecting metrics thoughtfully, removing boundaries between technical and non-technical staff, resolving data-access challenges, understanding uncertainty, creating strong proofs of concept, offering specialized training, supporting employees via analytics, focusing on consistency, and clarifying analytical decisions.

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