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Adopting Analytics Culture: 2. Is Change Management Effective? (2 of 7)

June 1, 2013

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Change Management

PART 2 OF 7 IN A SERIES ON ADOPTING ANALYTICS CULTURE LINK TO HEADER ARTICLE LINK TO PREVIOUS ARTICLE IN SERIES (1 of 7) 2.  Is change management effective? When organizational change initiatives are undertaken, there is a common assumption that, after some struggling, the firm will improve.  With reorganizations there is often an assumption […]

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Adopting Analytics Culture: 1. Why Change Management? (1 of 7)

May 26, 2013

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Cognitive Bias

PART OF A SERIES ON ADOPTING ANALYTICS CULTURE: 1 of 7 LINK TO HEADER ARTICLE What does change management have to do with business analytics? Along with feverish interest in business analytics (BA) and ‘Big Data’ has been an interest in how organizations can adopt ‘analytics culture’ to evolve what has been called ‘analytics maturity’ […]

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The Organization as a Decision Making ‘Brain’

May 25, 2013

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The Organizational Brain

An engaging perspective concerning organizational decision making dynamics is that an organization can be seen as a type of decision making computational system.  An organization is composed of an assemblage of agents held together, in tension, by incentives (some shared, some selfish), assessment systems, and decision rights (power) accompanied with access to knowledge, some of […]

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Decision Management: Hardening Soft Skills and the Introvert’s Conundrum

May 25, 2013

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Blog posting from INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Conference on Business Analytics April 2013 in San Antonio, Texas Part of the pleasure, and indeed a good part of the value, of attending a professional conference such INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) is the informal discussions and exchanges […]

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Seven Questions on Adopting Analytics Culture (0 of 7)

May 25, 2013

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Seven Questions on Adopting Analytics Culture Blogging from the INSNA Sunbelt XXXIII Social Network Analysis (SNA) conference in Hamburg, Germany May 21st – 26th, 2013 The BAM! blog has of late focused on the most challenging aspect of adopting business analytics: organizational factors. This post launches a series of linked articles digging in deep on […]

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The Once and Future King: Is Anglo-Saxon Business Culture Its Own Worst Enemy?

May 19, 2013

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Recent research has suggested that political and cultural organizational factors are the greatest challenge in adopting advanced decision analytics programs (articles referenced below).  ‘Analytics culture’ is framed as being a complex of: 1) fact-driven leadership, 2) expertise (tools and skills), and 3) processes (linking analytical insight to strategy and operational decision making). Critics and commentators […]

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Smart City orchestration via analytics-driven economic engineering

March 14, 2013

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Smart City

The Smart City challenge, at root, is a complex ‘system of systems’ problem. Implementing a point solution such as an electricity Smart Grid, can cause knock-on instabilities if not coordinated and architected in conjunction with overlapping urban designs, such as emerging electronic vehicle transportation initiatives or Smart Cloud installations. PRESENTATION LINK: http://www.sark7.com/docs/Smart_City-Financial_Engineering.pdf Macro-systemic instabilities can emerge […]

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The Business Analytics Achilles Heel: Organizational Politics

February 20, 2013

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Achilles Heel

The Business Analytics Achilles Heel:  Organizational Politics In spite of overwhelming power and strength, a deadly vulnerability can lead to resolute destruction.  While the current generation likely has seen this in the guise of Star Wars in the form of poor ‘Death Star’ engineering, the ancient Greeks embodied this principle in the myth of Achilles.  It is proposed that organizational […]

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