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Blog Posts: Organization

In the start of this series, I introduced the diamond below and some principles, all grounded on the truth that every co-worker in the organization needs to increase their data knowledge, including the co-workers at the top. First a refresher…

If you’re struggling to solve human problems with data, the mindset of your analytics org may be the problem. If your team is highly technical, "soft skill" stuff probably feels like BS. Users are mostly in the way of getting…

This is the fourth piece in a blog series entitled: “Closing the Growing Gap in Analytics Capability and Effective Use” and this post focuses on how a Centralized analytics organizational model actually increases this gap and reduces the development of…

I know that headline sounds totally off base at first glance, but if you stick with this post and read the context behind it, you’ll see that it isn’t a silly question. In fact, this blog was spurred by a…
One of my typical activities in May is to teach the Analytics Academy, a short program offered to Harvard Ph.D. students and graduates from the School of Arts and Sciences. The session is offered through the Office of Career Services…
I’m on my way home from the INFORMS Practice Conference in Orlando. A subtitle for it might be “Geeks who make a difference.” The meeting is a celebration of operations research (OR) and its application to organizations and decisions. If…