The role of data literacy in your data culture
An organisation without data literacy is that second library. From conflicting data interests, to data siloes, to missing or incomplete information, a lack of data literacy prohibits full organisational data adoption – rendering the idea of a ‘data first’ culture a pipedream. When it comes to extracting value from data, businesses without data literacy are restricted, with CDOs needing to fight a constant battle to push the data agenda across the business, as opposed to supporting every department to use it effectively.
According to Gartner, poor data literacy is the second-biggest internal roadblock to CDO’s success. It’s the difference between an organisation that utilises, values and respects data at every level, and one that, well, doesn’t.
Gartner also say that, by 2023, data literacy will become essential in driving business value which is demonstrated by its formal inclusion in over 80% of data and analytics strategies and change management programs.
So what can CDOs do about it? How can they transform their organisation’s approach to data and make data literacy a cornerstone of their corporate identity?
The clue is in the name. The first step to developing data literacy is to find the right literature to support it.