Archive for category: Data

Why L&D needs business acumen

24 Jul
July 24, 2014

Business acumen – who needs it?  There was a time when the average L&D manager needed to understand a bit about training delivery and be able to spout on about one subject or another in front of a bored audience – but no more.  Now, more than ever before, L&D managers need to be skilled in a range of subjects – and top amongst them is business acumen. This post has been written specially to support the great team who run the chat2lrn blog site and Twitter feed.  You can read all Read more […]

Big Data and data blindness

05 Dec
December 5, 2013

Big Data is a very hot topic right now and I’ve written about this previously [1], [2], [3] and [4].  In this short post I’d like to talk a little about the real issue of ‘data blindness’ and the consequences it has for all of us. ‘Data blindness’ isn’t the proper word for what I’m about to describe – but it does a good job, in that some of us will see data in a different way to others. Let me explain.  As any parent knows, you never have an ugly baby because in your eyes Read more […]

Don’t do data distortion!

31 Oct
October 31, 2013

Do we really understand the basics about data – or are we comfortable to unknowingly distort data?  In a previous post I wrote about how the People Professionals – Learning & Development, Talent and HR – need to understand data before they try and make big decisions based on Big Data. In this brief post I want to show just how easy it is – even for professionals – to get their data muddled – to distort data. Story On Monday 21st October 2013 – and after much debate – it Read more […]