Each month we introduce a new theme to The Data Lab Community. This is a way for us to anchor discussions, meetings and content each month, and also allows us to take our community members on a journey of growth and development in the longer term. 

For the second month of the pilot, we will focus on developing a data driven culture. Culture and values are at the heart of successful organisations and a key element to success with data is developing a culture that embraces the use of data as an asset to help improve decision making.

In practice, developing a data driven culture requires excellent communication, trust, collaboration, transparency and drive from both data leaders and practitioners working in close collaboration with colleagues across the organisation - which is no easy task!

We will be posting seed questions on the forums and creating virtual events to discuss further - so no matter if you are:

  • An experienced leader who had lead these initiatives and can share best practice and how to tackle common challenges

  • A practitioner focussed on technical delivery who is frustrated with adoption of your work in the organisation

  • Entering the field and unsure of the relevance of this to your role

  • Just curious!

Please fell free to share and ask!

How do I get involved?

We'd love you to share your experiences, opinions and approaches to the topic: what is a data culture? How do you create it? Why it’s so important? We will seed some initial questions to spark discussion; however, this is your community so we'd also love to hear your questions too! 

Where will I find the discussions?

The discussions will take place in both the main Community Forum and our Group Forums. Make sure to join the groups that are relevant to you so you don't miss out! 

Community Forum: Whether you are thinking about moving into data, a seasoned pro, or anywhere in between, share your thoughts with the whole community.

Group forums: We will post seed questions specific to groups enabling members to go deeper into a subject area.

What if I have a question about something else?

Don't worry, we still encourage you to start and join conversations about any other topic you want! The monthly themes are just a framework, and there will be countless other conversations going on each month. 

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, just drop us an email at community@thedatalab.com or drop our community manager Paul McMillan a DM.

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