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Brenda Frisk's insight:
A digital strategy can help find hidden costs within your organization. Are you looking to reduce your IT overhead?
Before your take all your systems and data and push them out to the Cloud, make sure you understand your data culture within your organization.
“Who needs to see what, where, when and how?” Is it large data sets from engineers or designers, external customers or contractors; is it regulatory or compliant data?
If you can visually map this out and understand where your data comes from you can answer some of these questions:
who is interacting with your data – internal/external,where and when do they interact with data,what type of data – raw CAD or digital files or sales collateralwhat other systems contribute or access datahow are users interacting with your data? Mobile, web, other systems?
Creating a visual map of the “culture of your data”, will guide you to develop a ‘fit for purpose’ Cloud solution that will be tailored to your organization.
“Find and hire passionate people (independent of their age and sometimes experience) and offer them non-traditional career paths... Zuckerberg understands the power of passion and the right attitude. Sometimes Facebook hires people just to have the right talent on board, and later on matches up their passions to the projects that they are best suited to work on.”
Brenda Frisk's insight:
Powerful tips in this article on creating a culture of empowerment, accountability and innovation:
- “Hire for attitude, not just skills... Skills can be taught; passion can’t. You need to get the right people on board. The right people are those people who share your beliefs, live your values, and strive for the same purpose.”
- “Also, foster the environment of fearlessness, not fear... Empower your employees to innovate and execute on their ideas…passion, curiosity and sometimes naiveté prevail. Don’t dismiss ideas and believe in impossible.”
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