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Transparency Traps (And How To Avoid Them) 

Transparency: many of us hear this phrase all the time, and many more of us claim to want more of it. Companies want more transparency from their employees. Employees want more transparency from their employers. And customers want more transparency…

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Engage to Innovate or Innovate to Engage – Which Comes First?

CEOs and managers regularly spout the benefits of increased employee engagement. They cite the benefits of lower turnover rates, increased productivity, a safer workplace, higher profits, and less wasted expenditure as their top reasons for wanting a more involved team.…

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How to Evaluate Self-Service BI Tools

If you’re in the business of business intelligence (BI), your main task may be finding the right BI tool to meet the needs of your organization. With so many self-service BI tools on the market, this might feel like a…

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#iDashboards17: STOP! The Most Common Dashboard Mistakes to Avoid

We’ve seen a lot of dashboards, which means (inevitably) we’ve seen a lot of dashboard mistakes. There’s no shame in this (we’re all human, after all), but it doesn’t mean that those mistakes need to be repeated! Sean Warren and…

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5 Simple Steps to Sow Financial Stability (with Data)

Achieving and maintaining financial stability is complex, and requires the help of nearly every department within an organization. While most companies look to their financial statements to determine the health and stability of the organization, financial statements alone are not…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Your BI Dashboard Project Roadmap

You’ve heard it before.  You can’t manage what you don’t measure.  To take this one step further, you can’t measure what you can’t see, and if your data is trapped in database tables and spreadsheets, there’s is a good chance…

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How to Build a Dynamic Balanced Scorecard

You’ll never meet your goals if you don’t know what they are or how close you are the reaching them. For many organizations, this is where a balanced scorecard comes in. What is a balanced scorecard, you may ask? The…

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Top Four Tips for Establishing Data Governance

Beautiful dashboards, sleek graphics, and all the right design elements do not good data make. Data is only as useful as it is accurate, and even just one little mistake can send a business into a downward spiral. Unfortunately, too…

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Getting Your Business Intelligence Project Off the Ground

Launching a new BI (business intelligence) project can feel a lot like starting a new workout regimen: tough, tiring, and a little overwhelming. Getting the right forward momentum is key, but it’s a lot easier when you have a solid…

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Data Driven Decisions, Learning, and Cognition

There’s a lot of discussion around “data-driven decision making,” but what does that look like in reality? Ideally, we’d like to use data to make decisions that are objectively “correct”, but unfortunately humans aren’t objective creatures. Despite the fact that…

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