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New Data, Same Old Dumb Bosses: 3 Lessons
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Ariella
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Ariella,
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12/29/2014 | 9:25:48 AM
new and old
Great points! Yes, workers do learn to game the system to the disadvantage of the customers and the long term.
ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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12/29/2014 | 9:33:45 AM
Data Washing
Data washing gets easier when only select people have access to the data in discussion, or when groups are working off multiple versions of the same data. That's when people spend 90% of their time arguing over "what is really happening," rather than what companies want -- to spend 90% of their time discussing what to do about what is happening. Having one agree upon version of the truth is critical.     
impactnow
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12/29/2014 | 4:46:39 PM
Data Manipulation

Very true and very sad. Data washing is becoming the trend for so many when big data is the must have. Unfortunately it just harms the value of data profession. When analytics are used to make decisions that involve people like performance reports and surveys in restaurants employees always find a way to game the system. A great analytics system is one that cannot be easily manipulated for someone's agenda unfortunately I have found that yet.

Ariella
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Ariella,
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12/29/2014 | 4:58:54 PM
Re: Always amusing
@asksqn Is there less of that in corporations based in other parts of the world?
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12/30/2014 | 3:09:15 PM
Re: Always amusing

Unfortunately Data manipulation is a worldwide problem and not just a problem in corporations and the private sectors it can also be an issue with government data as well. All data has issues its how these issues are interpreted and handled that determines the value of the data and the conclusions made from it.

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ChrisMurphy,
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12/31/2014 | 9:24:45 AM
Re: Data Washing
It's true there are legit, regulatory reasons to restrict data sharing, @tzubair. But much more often people restrict data to protect their role, or to avoid all risk -- reasons that aren't good enough given the opportunity that comes from sharing.  


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