10 Ways to Improve Your Data Literacy Skills
Why is it important to upskill? Your data competency is your North Star guiding your literacy efforts.
Assess where you are to set a baseline.
Define a maturity level that works for you and create a blueprint on how to get there. Data Literacy is not a one-size fits all and it is a contiuous improvement process.
Leverage training opportunities through employer programs to move along your roadmap. If not available, advocate for the training to be developed and/or leverage external programs.
Join a Community of like-minded professionals that provides support and group intelligence to accelerate your data literacy maturity while providing practice opporunities.
Get a data literate mentor that is willing to guide, challenge and provide opportunities to flex your data literate muscle. Someone who bases their actions on solid information, not just gut feelings.
Learning to ask the right question is at the heart of getting better intelligence. Ask yourself: “Where has this data ceom from?”, “Is this data valid?”, “Is this data biased?”
A critical skill is determining success in your career is your ability to communicate effectively. This includes effectively communicating with data.
Everything in moderation, including moderation. Your subject matter expertise and instinct should not be completely ignored.
Find a way to take the fear out of data and to make it part of your working life.