We use cookies to give you a better experience. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or read our cookies policy for more information.

Skip main navigation

No foundation to build on

Take small steps to build a foundation.
© The Data Lab & Seek And See Ltd
Pushing for perfect data and the latest set of tools is costly, time consuming and distracting. Organisations that take small steps that deliver value tend to get buy-in at a quicker pace because the organisation sees a return for its investment.
 Image showing concernsrelating to not having a foundation. I don't have the technical data skills to do this. I don't have the newest tools. Our data isn't good enough. To overcome that lack of assets and skills, take small steps with partners lack of foundation (Click to expand)
Also, focusing on what you have, not what you haven’t, allows you to concentrate your energy in the places you are most likely to succeed. So that when you do need investment to get the data or tools that are currently missing, investors already associate you with delivering value.
Fundamental to a solid foundation is good people, so concentrating on building your core team is a sensible first step. An initial lack of skills needn’t be a barrier.
© The Data Lab & Seek And See Ltd
This article is from the free online

Introduction to Data for Business Leaders

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education