Today’s collaborative post should hit home for a lot of young professionals like me out there. We’re taught quite a bit in grade school and college, but tips like these aren’t often shared with us. I hope they help y’all the way they helped me!
If you’re a busy career woman, there’s a good chance that you’re also a leader, managing other people. You’ve probably got a pretty good handle on things like project management, team building, and conflict resolution, but you may find that you struggle when it comes to making use of information.
Data is fast becoming the most essential commodity in the world. Companies that collect it and use it to their advantage can gain substantial competitive superiority over their rivals. Doing this, however, is a challenge, especially if you don’t have the right training.
If you want to be a successful leader in today’s market, however, you need to adopt an “information culture” and incorporate it into your management strategies.
But what exactly is information culture?
Information culture is a relatively new term designed to describe the deference of businesses to the insights provided by data. The idea is to rely on what the data say, rather than intuition, when making important decisions about, say, company strategy.
Leaders need many new skills in today’s information culture, including forward-thinking, problem-solving, change management, and emotional intelligence. Individuals who can gain these skills open up the opportunity of supercharging their careers and getting to where they want to be in life much faster.
Are you interested in finding out how data can help you become a better leader? If so, check out the following infographic? It describes what information culture is and then goes on to list some of the leadership and career opportunities available to people with the right skillets.
Infographic by USC
This post was a collaborative effort – please check out my disclosure policy page for more details.