Gone are the days of regular rhythms for reviewing performance, plans, and strategies. Now, most leaders receive a constant stream of data about customers, operations, markets, competitors, and more. Here are three ways to handle the information free-for-all:
- Focus on a few key indicators. Don’t try to absorb everything. Pay attention to what matters and enables you to take action.
- Differentiate opinion from data. Don’t take one person’s word as truth. People may observe the same event and interpret it differently based on their own biases.
- Use information as a basis for dialogue. Take advantage of your team to help you sort through and interpret information. Ask for their thoughts on trends they see in the data stream.