If you’ve spent much time at all working with data, you know it’s a messy business.
Data is often unorganized and overwhelming. It’s difficult to recognize significant connections and trends. It’s even harder to grasp a clear, full picture of what your data is trying to tell you.
On its own, data is just numbers. With knowledge management and data visualization, it becomes so much more.
Your data is brimming with potential. It’s full of valuable insights that could guide you to better outcomes for your mission. All it takes is the right tools to unlock the power of your information.
Unlock Your Data: Knowledge Management
Implementing knowledge management practices and systems is the first step in taking control of an unorganized mountain of data. The right knowledge management platform puts your data in context with other data so you can clearly see connections and use that to lay out objectives and goals.
If your data is a mess, well, you’re not alone. But that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. You just need a knowledge management partner who can clean up, organize, and curate your data. When you’re able to clearly see all your institutional information, you reduce wasted labor and can be confident you’re working with the correct file versions and best possible data sets.
Data Presentation: Turning Numbers Into Visuals
Got your knowledge management systems in place? (For the sake of this blog, we’ll just say the answer is yes.) Nice work! That’s a huge step, and I don’t want to sell that short in any way.
But even organized, curated data is still only data. And its potential impact is limited when you default to presenting it as a spreadsheet.
You need to rethink how you’re presenting and visualizing your data to truly unlock its full potential. Interactive dashboards and mapping, GIS visualizations, custom graphics – these are just a few of the possibilities to bring your data to life.
With the right presentation, you can easily spot trends, insights, and forecasts that would otherwise remain hidden. And not just you, but your superiors and other key stakeholders can easily grasp the narrative of the data and use it to make critical decisions with confidence.
Ready to Make an Impact With Your Data?
Let me interrupt your head nodding by admitting that it’s a bit of a trick question. Data alone doesn’t make an impact. Putting the data in context through thoughtful management, presentation, and visualization does.
It’s hard work, but the good news is, you don’t have to figure that out on your own. Tesla’s knowledge management expertise combines with our data-driven visuals to help you and your team see clearly what your priorities should be.
Your data can make an impact. It’s time you let it.
Need a fresh perspective to help you manage and visualize your data?