Data literacy

Harmonising your business strategy with your data strategy over the long-term.
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Data literacy is the ability to understand and use data to make informed decisions. It’s a critical skill for today’s businesses, as data is increasingly being used to drive growth and improve efficiency. But building data literacy within an organisation can be a challenge. That’s where our data literacy training services come in.

Assessing your organisation’s data literacy.

To assess your organisation’s data literacy, you should consider the following questions:

  • Do your team members understand how to access and use data to inform their decisions?
  • Do they have the skills to analyse and interpret data using tools and techniques such as data visualisation and statistical analysis?
  • Do they know how to effectively communicate insights and findings from data to others in the organisation?

If you’re not confident that your team has the necessary data literacy skills, it may be time to invest in training.

Step-by-step training roadmap.

A typical data literacy training roadmap may include the following steps:

  1. Identify your goals: The first step is to establish what you hope to achieve through your data literacy training. This will help you determine which skills and techniques are most important to focus on.
  2. Assess your team’s current skills: Next, you’ll want to assess your team’s current data literacy skills. This will help you understand what they already know and what they need to learn.
  3. Develop a training plan: Based on your goals and assessment of your team’s skills, you can develop a training plan that includes a mix of formal training, hands-on exercises, and real-world projects.
  4. Implement the training: Once you have a training plan in place, we’ll help you implement it by delivering the training to your team. This may involve us delivering the training ourselves, engaging an appropriate external trainer, developing internal training materials, or using a combination of the above.
  5. Evaluate the training: After the training is complete, it’s important to evaluate its effectiveness. This will help you understand what worked well and what could be improved upon in the future.
  6. Continual improvement: Even after the first round of training, the professional development of data literacy isn’t over. Learning is a lifelong journey.

Common data literacy myths.

There are a few common myths about data literacy that can be misleading:


Only data scientists and analysts need to be data literate.


Data literacy is a critical skill for all team members, not just those in data-related roles, as data becomes more integral to day-to-day decision-making.


Data literacy is a one-time training event.


Data literacy is a continuous learning process. It’s important to regularly refresh and build upon your team’s skills to ensure that they stay up-to-date.


Data literacy is only about technical skills


Data literacy involves both technical and non-technical skills, such as the ability to communicate insights and findings from data effectively.

Data literacy is a critical skill for today’s businesses. It empowers teams to make informed decisions using data and is essential for driving growth and improving efficiency. By investing in data literacy training, you can equip your team with the skills they need to succeed in the data-driven world.

Ready to empower your team with data literacy skills?

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