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Data Consumer Literacy (Individual)

Use of Data (Individual)

In My Organization

I know the most important metrics for measuring the success of my organization.
Yes No
I like to have access to data that helps me make more informed decisions.
Yes No
I am able to translate data into actions that I can take in my role.
Yes No
I try to understand the motivations of the people who create our reports, dashboards and presentations.
Yes No
I try to understand the source of the data and any issues with the data.
Yes No

Data Skills (Individual)

How would you access your ability to

Summarize data to find averages and totals.
Don't Know No Skill Low Skill Average Skill Strong Skill Exceptional Skill
Understand distributions of values and identify outliers.
Don't Know No Skill Low Skill Average Skill Strong Skill Exceptional Skill
Find interesting and useful trends in data.
Don't Know No Skill Low Skill Average Skill Strong Skill Exceptional Skill
Read charts and graphics and understand the important highlights.
Don't Know No Skill Low Skill Average Skill Strong Skill Exceptional Skill
Identify insights in the data that can be acted upon.
Don't Know No Skill Low Skill Average Skill Strong Skill Exceptional Skill
See inconsistencies or weaknesses in the data.
Don't Know No Skill Low Skill Average Skill Strong Skill Exceptional Skill

Value Placed on Data (Individual)

For me,

I feel it is important that our organization be adept at using data to guide decisions.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
I feel that data presentations should have a clear message.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
I feel that our organization's overall strategy should be linked to performance metrics.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
I value insights and conclusions that are based on data.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
I feel that it is important that our data sources be understood, reliable, and valid.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always

Data Product Author Skills (Individual)

Tools (Individual)

Select the frequency with which you use the tools.

Presentation tools such as PowerPoint Keynote or Prezzi
Don't Know Never Infrequently Sometimes Often
Spreadsheet tools such as Excel or Google spreadsheets.
Don't Know Never Infrequently Sometimes Often
Statistical analysis packages such as R, SAS or SPSS.
Don't Know Never Infrequently Sometimes Often
Visual analytics tools such as Tableau or Qlikview.
Don't Know Never Infrequently Sometimes Often
Software packages for tracking operational activities (e.g. Salesforce for CRM)
Don't Know Never Infrequently Sometimes Often
Software packages for tracking operational activities (e.g. Salesforce for CRM)
Don't Know Never Infrequently Sometimes Often
Specialized tools for creating dashboards or visualizations
Don't Know Never Infrequently Sometimes Often

Skills (Individual)

Select your skill with the tools

Spreadsheet tools such as Excel or Google spreadsheets.
Don't Know Novice/Beginner Infrequently Competent Proficient
Statistical analysis packages such as R, SAS or SPSS.
Don't Know Novice/Beginner Infrequently Competent Proficient
Visual analytics tools such as Tableau or Qlikview.
Don't Know Novice/Beginner Infrequently Competent Proficient
Software packages for tracking operational activities (e.g. Salesforce for CRM)
Don't Know Novice/Beginner Infrequently Competent Proficient
Specialized tools for creating dashboards or visualizations
Don't Know Novice/Beginner Infrequently Competent Proficient

Perceptions and Attitudes (Individual)

As a data product author

I have the data tools I need.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
I have access to the data I need.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
I consider my audience as I decide what to communicate.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
I consider the needs of my audience's audience.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
My data products put non-essential or extraneous information in an appendix or equivalent.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
My data products help management or my audience define what is important.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
My data products encourage specific actions in a timely manner.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
My data products highlight exceptions and provide alerts when problems occur.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
My data products clearly communicate data by reducing distracting elements ( for example, chart junk).
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always

I place a high value on

Data products that inform decision making.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
Data products that can be manipulated to filter and focus on just the data that is important to the audience.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
Data products that link to the organization's mission and vision.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
Data products that have a reference guide or help for new users.
Don't Know Never Sometimes Always
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