Data Storytelling

Data Storytelling Inspires Action

Data storytelling is the most powerful tool your organization has to motivate your team into acting on business intelligence (BI). But data storytelling isn’t just charts and graphs. It’s much more than clear, concise data visualizations. So, how do you tell a compelling data story that inspires action and elicits change? I’m so glad you asked!

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Data Storytelling: The Prequel

Humans have been telling stories for as long as we’ve been on this planet. Our stories connect us and help us make sense of the world. In his book “The Storytelling Animal,” Jonathan Gottschall says our love of narrative is what sets people apart from all other species. Now that our economy increasingly runs on data, it makes perfect sense that we humans need to storify all those facts and figures in order to really engage with them in a meaningful way.

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Change Management

Change Management: Planning for Successful Change

You know organizational change is challenging. I’ll spare you the gloom and doom change management statistics because: (A) The claim that 70% of organizational change initiatives fail has been widely discredited. (B) Constantly harping about how hard change is just becomes “a toxic self-fulfilling prophecy.” Change may not be easy, but it is the one…

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Automation and Finance

Automation for Finance & Accounting

Welcome aboard, finance professionals! Yes, it looks like we are now in the same boat. For years, digital transformation soothsayers have been pointing to the rise of cloud computing and DevOps as a sign that IT professionals must step up and claim our rightful role as strategic business advisers and change agents. We are no…

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Identifying & Documenting Business Processes

Business processes are important. Staff train on them. They keep quality consistent. They direct your resources, guiding your work force. So you have to understand them. But how well do you have to understand them? The answer is different for every company. Business Process Management (BPM) is a multibillion-dollar industry. It’s also a heavy lift.…

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Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence Sans Perfect Data

Business intelligence (BI) is a little like starting a business or becoming a parent. You know there are big potential benefits (e.g., improved data visualization, operational efficiency and decision-making), but it’s an intimidating prospect. If you wait until you’re completely 100% ready, you’ll never take the leap. Gartner says a whopping 87% of organizations are…

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