Hi all, I'm keen to kick start a data literacy drive in my organization but I'm not sure how to start this - what would anyone recommend based on their own experiences? How hard is it to get off the ground?
Critical thinking and curiosity are the starting gates for data literacy and a great place to start! A grass-roots initiative can be as simple as asking “what data did you use to make this decision?”.
Often we look straight to training programs and strategies when really - at the heart of it - data literacy is simply reading, writing and comprehending data, so every single opportunity we get to weave data into our thinking and decision-making is an opportunity we should treasure!
In your day-to-day activities, start asking “what does the data tell us?”, “how is this measured?”, “where does the data come from?”