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Data Fluency

By : Zach Gemignani, Chris Gemignani, Richard Galentino, Patrick Schuermann, Nathan Yau‚ÄØ
Book Image

Data Fluency

By: Zach Gemignani, Chris Gemignani, Richard Galentino, Patrick Schuermann, Nathan Yau‚ÄØ

Overview of this book

Analytical data is a powerful tool for growing companies, but what good is it if it hides in the shadows? Bring your data to the forefront with effective visualization and communication approaches and let?Data Fluency:?Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication?show you the best tools and strategies for getting the job done right. Learn the best practices of data presentation and the ways that reporting and dashboards can help organizations effectively gauge performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate results. Topics covered in the book include data reporting and communication, audience and user needs, data presentation tools, layout and styling, and common design failures. Those responsible for analytics, reporting, or BI implementation will find a refreshing take on data and visualization in this resource, as will report, data visualization, and dashboard designers.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Foreword
12
Titlepage
13
Copyright
14
Dedication
15
About the Authors
16
Credits
17
Acknowledgments
18
End-User License Agreement

Data Fluent Culture: Building a Shared Understanding of Data

People were also driven by the clear definition of the goals and an overarching purpose; they could see how their collaboration would benefit a cause larger than that of any individual. Collaboration is effective only if goals are evident: What problem are we trying to solve together? What can we do to solve this collectively?4

—Harvard Business Review

Organizations are social entities that come together to achieve shared goals—whether to solve a problem, make money, or deliver a service to a target population. In the everyday hustle and bustle, these common goals can become lost. Data can serve to illuminate the best course of progress amidst everyday activity just like a lighthouse’s light guides a ship in a fog. By building a shared understanding of the important metrics that tie to organizational success, data can help align interests and actions.

Chapter 6, “The Data Fluent Culture,”...