Based on insights from influential industry experts and a global survey of over 1,200 executives and 6,000 employees, our latest data literacy study found that the data literacy crisis shows no sign of slowing down as the gap between expectation and reality continues to widen. Revealing the pressures on organizations and individual employees as we continue to move toward a data-oriented and automated workplace, the study helps you understand the upskilling requirements needed to take full advantage of data – now and in the future.
Gartner promotes data and information as the second language of business. Yet new research shows that business leaders are struggling to understand and work with data themselves. And that’s leading to widespread deficiency in data confidence.
Without data literacy, leaders can’t thrive in today’s analytics economy nor can they drive any cultural change toward leading with data across their organizations.
Employees without the skills to work with data are struggling to match the performance of their data-savvy colleagues. This isn’t surprising given the vast amounts of information being produced every day.
Qlik's recent survey showed that the vast majority — 85% — of data literate employees say they’re performing very well at work, compared with just 54% of the wider workforce. This represents a significant opportunity for businesses to transform existing cultures without much resistance from their employees.
Workers willing to invest more time and energy into improving their data skillsets
Maintaining competitive advantage means that every employee in an enterprise — not just the data scientists — must be data literate for them to effectively contribute to the organization. Yet research has identified vast inequalities between people who feel empowered and proficient in using data, and those who don't.
Large organizations are built on years of tradition. Raising awareness that the business is moving to a data-driven culture will be critical to success.
Because resistance may come from the top, data champions need a seat at the table such as a Chief Data Officer (CDO) or Chief Analytics Officer (CAO).
Enterprises are experiencing unprecedented levels of data production and consumption, which is why leadership must be responsible for data governance to ensure insights are properly vetted.
21% of 16-24-year-olds rank themselves below average in their confidence using data. The opportunity for businesses to leverage young people’s digital savvy as students enter the workforce is enormous.
Data literate employees typically join IT or BI teams, and are often isolated from business decision makers. Establishing forums for these employees to share knowledge is critical to enhancing skills across the organization.
We’re on a mission to provide the education, technology, and business strategies that create a data-literate world — where everyone can speak the language of data, and use it with confidence to make discoveries that change the game.
Regardless of the size or focus of your business, you can develop an in-house program by following our 6-step approach. As teams cycle through the program, literacy will deepen across the organization, and you'll enjoy a workforce that’s energized, empowered and loyal.
Our industry-leading Data Literacy Program offers comprehensive education and consulting options as well as technology and training support for university students through the Academic Program.
Central to our mission is to build technology that can raise data literacy for people at all levels of an organization. Qlik Sense® removes the roadblocks caused by mountains of disorganized data and the limitations of linear, query-based data exploration — accelerating data literacy across the organization.
Want the most value from your data? Give everyone in your workforce access to it. Qlik Sense takes raw data from all corners of your enterprise and transforms it into analytics-ready information anyone can access and explore.
Qlik Sense’s one-of-a-kind Associative Engine connects every piece of data with every other piece. Now, anyone can dive in and explore information without boundaries, discovering hidden insights as they go. No queries, and no waiting required.
Curiosity can lead to effective insights, but combine it with the power of AI and there's no limit to what we can discover. Qlik Sense taps into our natural intuition and sharpens its power with machine intelligence. This is true augmented analytics. You’ll call it more brain power.
“We are seeing the most data literate employees really enjoying the autonomy, driving business growth and accelerating their careers. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make important decisions based on accurate insights and achieve more in their job role.”
“In the digital economy, all our staff are users of data, and we’re working with a huge range of abilities. The need to up-skill needs to be taken seriously – particularly since we are under intense competitive pressures and need to operate as efficiently as possible.”
“Our approach is to give employees the training & tools to view their data and ask questions that haven’t been answered before. Turning insights into action and experiencing positive outcomes for themselves means employees continue to lean on data to inform and enforce new ways of working.”
“Having an enterprise analytics platform is a massive help in driving data literacy. It helps to make the work more tangible, and ultimately, it's the 'light at the end of the tunnel' as people are investing in becoming more literate.”