This is one of the best classes I have taken. What I learned will help me use a better approach to making decisions and determining the best direction going forward. (Director, Systems Department, Fortune 100 Company)
Brad has worked with our senior executive team to move us from reviewing volumes of reports in the hope of understanding the core problem, to clearly identifying root causes and executing specific tactics for improvement. Our improved business discussions and performance results speak to the impact of Brad’s work with our team. We now have a common language for identifying and correcting problems using data. (Senior Executive, Fortune 50 Financial Services Company)
Candid feedback from the larger group reveals that your working session was among the most popular during our time there.
It was one of the most useful trainings I have participated in recently. I will be able to use learnings immediately, I am sure with the affect of better productivity, simplification and improved decision making – something we lack recently.
This course will transform the way you look at and report on data! Anyone expected to report data to leadership should take this course.
Your common sense and efficient approach this week was refreshing. I thought about trying to get out of this session but I chose to attend. Boy am I glad that I did and I really mean that. (Manager, Fortune 100 Financial Services Company)
Brad, you have started the disruption! Thanks! (Fortune 100 Managed Services Company)
Thanks a lot for preparing this! The training is amazing and I already can think about ways that I’ll be able to apply this on my daily presentations.
Perhaps the best guest lecturer I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. Got the point across in a straightforward way that sticks.
Brad was full of energy and always showed interest in all participant’s questions, giving helpful answers to apply in the everyday routine.
You’ve probably been asked to be more “data-driven”. But where do you start? Having more data doesn’t necessarily make you a better decision-maker. In fact, excess data may be slowing you down. You don’t need more data; you need the right data.
This workshop provides an overview of how to shift from being data-driven to being decision-driven.
Data-driven organizations focus on numbers. Decision-driven organizations are able to quickly transform data into actions that drive results.
Improve fact-based decision making and actions by
- Understanding and managing the three key biases that inhibit data-driven decision making
- Quickly defining the data needed to make a decision so that you spend more time thinking about what the data is telling you and less time searching for it
- Turning data into actions that drive decision making
- Creating reports that provide answers rather than numbers thus significantly decreasing the time it takes to make a decision
- Creating simple, logical, fact-driven recommendations and presentations that speed up and drive audience decision-making
- Rethinking how we think – Provides an overview of how our brains process data and information. Introduces common thinking and decision making errors/biases and shows how traditional ways of reviewing and presenting data actually contribute to those errors.
- Rethinking communication – Introduces the “Value through Information” model which moves leaders from simply summarizing facts and figures to telling a comprehensive data-driven story. Focuses on building an evidence-based argument that drives decisions and actions.
- Rethinking our approach – Focuses on honing in on the data that is relevant to making a decision. Improves leader efficiency by providing a structured approach to exploring data.
- Rethinking reporting – Introduces Avail Advisor’s “Decision-based reporting” approach. Decision-based reporting organizes information around answers and decisions rather than simply providing a data dump.
The Rethinking Data workshop is offered in several formats. We recommend the full, eight hour instructor-led workshop as that provides the deepest learning experience and opportunity to practice and receive feedback. We offer other options to help meet your schedule and audience needs. All workshops address the Ten Rules of Rethinking Data at varying levels of detail and application.
Contact us today to learn more or schedule a Rethinking Data workshop.