Managing by the Data, It’s what Leaders do

Managing by the Data, It’s what Leaders doIn business, everyone is accountable to someone or something. Today our teams want the ability to monitor their goals, and they want their leadership to care enough to help them establish and manage those goals. With all the technology and the abilities, most have in using it. Why are some managing their teams like it’s 1980? Today’s worker wants to succeed just as yesterday’s worker. With today’s management technologies dysfunctional trends, and ways to improve are easily defined. Many organizations do invest in data technologies the problem they neglect to implement the disciplines and processes needed to benefit from them.

“Statistical Data is where you find the proof that Emotional Data is miss-leading.”

Too many managers are ignoring data. They continue to wing their approaches to discipline they rule on emotions and are blind to facts. However, most of their team members expect and accept accountability. They are aware of their job duties and want to improve continuously. Teams and their members want to understand the value they bring to the company from what they do and how they do it, they judge and hold themselves accountable, they raise the bar on their self-improvement, are excited when data complements their work, and they accept the challenge when the data say’s improve.

Ok, those who disagree with that last paragraph are more than likely the manager who still rules on emotions rather than data and their teams are wondering around aimlessly. The bottom line with data the team and the team’s leaders become accountable; the data is void that crippling management trait of emotions. Data does not care about emotions data deals in facts.

"Data eliminates the nonsense from the reality of the circumstances it monitors."

Of course, we are all humans, and sometimes the human interface needs to balance with the data collected. Although if we don’t trust our data we more than likely do not understand how the data works, or we are too suborned to change our mindset enabling us to be open to the changes the data tells us are needed.

“Help shows up when stubbornness leaves.”

Management who embrace managing by proven data will have teams who respect the decision and the direction the data tells them to travel. The time is now to trust in data; the time is now to admit that data knows more than you. It is 2017 managing without data and not using the data you co