When evaluating your approach to data analytics, often less is more. There is a tendency to over-complicate data and perhaps it is time to step back and assess what the information will be used for. By asking the right questions you can ensure insight captured is focused and valuable, leading to your chosen output. In addition, simplifying data capture fosters a culture of adoption, collaboration and the engagement of key stakeholders. Data with a clear purpose results in outputs that can be used across an organisation.
Advanced data analytics is wonderful, but your organisation should not be working merely to put an advanced-analytics initiative in place. The very point, after all, is to put analytics to work for you. Culture makes adoption possible. And from the moment your organisation embarks on its analytics journey, it should be clear to everyone that math, data, and even design are not enough: the real power comes from adoption.