Jordyn Tetler is a support coordinator at Experian. She focuses on office management and assisting the Performance Optimization department. Outside of work, you can find her at a yoga or spin class, watching new TV shows, or traveling north to see friends and family.
Data is only as good as the quality behind it. The saying ‘garbage in, garbage out’ holds true. If you use inaccurate data for analytics, customer insight, or reporting, your institution is open to poor customer experience, inefficiency, or even non-compliance. While many agree that trusted data is a must, not everyone is making the investments needed to make that a reality. Here are three ways to justify a data management initiative within your institution.
Cleaning your house is always a good idea. I especially love to clean on rainy days, like the one we’re having in Boston today. It gives you the chance to get rid of and organize all that clutter. Taking the opportunity to enhance your space by getting rid of the junk and allowing the important details to shine will bring a sense of clarity. The same goes for your data! Every data set could use a little sprucing up. Rather than waiting for a rainy day, it’s even better to give your data a regular dose of cleansing. After cleaning up the data in your system, you are open to a whole new world of cost savings and enhanced customer experience.
Today, March 8th, 2018 marks International Women’s Day. This day is recognized worldwide to celebrate women’s achievements, as well as bring awareness to gender equality rights. International Women’s Day has been part of tradition in many countries, but only seems to have made waves in the United States in recent years.
Data doesn’t have to be a plethora of digits stretched across an Excel spreadsheet; it can be transformed into colorful imagery or visualizations and still achieve its purpose—sometimes even more effectively than just numbers on a screen ever could. Data represents statistics that measure everything from revenue growth to employee engagement to weather patterns. It’s everywhere you turn. Although the numbers may be tedious to analyze, there is greater meaning to derive from those statistics and what they tell you. The key to making the numbers more appealing is to paint a picture with your data.