Thoughts on managing variability: Powerful percentages

Numbers are powerful, statistics are powerful, but they must be used correctly and responsibly. Leaders need to use data to help take decisions and measure progress, but leaders also need to make sure that they know where limitations creep into data, particularly when it’s processed into summary figures.

This links quite closely to this post by David Didau (@Learningspy) where he discusses availability bias – i.e. being biased because you’re using the data that is available rather than thinking about it more deeply.

via Thoughts on managing variability: Powerful percentages.

 

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