Build a Data Literacy Organization

Data plays a huge role in helping governments with decision-making, and with Covid-19, life-saving decisions. With data visibility, governments have been identifying pandemic hotspots, healthcare facilities, and the availability of ventilators to count a few. 

Data on the status of the economy and virus spread is being provided to the public to ensure transparency. While the pandemic has enforced the urge to manage data more efficiently, state and local governments are also beginning to leverage data for improving budget and long-term revenue strategy.

Here are a few steps they’re taking to optimize data for sharp decision-making:

  • Operationalizing and automating processes with a proper balance of agility and user control. Such an approach releases bottlenecks in government processes that are still manual and helps move data quickly for analytics within the organization.
  • Governments manage vast data on their human resources and predictive modeling is helping various agencies optimize analytics to avoid delinquent actions, timely intervention, and modify actions according to state guidelines.
  • A key element of managing data better is to make it more understandable. Vast amounts of data that governments generate require graphical representations that managers can quickly visualize and distribute to enable faster decision-making.
  • Unification of data to obtain a single, trusted view of all data and ensure compliance and standards for smaller organizations and a decentralized approach for larger organizations that have multiple data subsets.

Knowing your goals with data, collecting the correct data,  continuously ensuring data quality, and building a strong analytics layer help governments leverage insights for better decision-making.