Saturday, 6 February 2021

Is It Better Having a Big Bag of Dots or a Handful of Insights?

Choosing which way to go once market starts recovering will be a tricky business. Old habits of collecting data from disconnected sources and interpreting them subjectively won’t work this time. We are entering the era of insights needed to connect and interpret the data as objectively as possible while narrowing the focus on things that matter.

‘Without a doubt, the ability to connect the dots is rare, prized and valuable. Connecting dots, solving the problem that hasn't been solved before, seeing the pattern before it is made obvious, is more essential than ever before.

Why then, do we spend so much time collecting dots instead? More facts, more tests, more need for data, even when we have no clue (and no practice) in doing anything with it.

Their big bag of dots isn't worth nearly as much as your handful of insight, is it?’  -Seth Godin.

So, instead of collecting the dots we should start connecting data and insights every time we discover problems with systemwide origins, and then look at them together from different perspectives. The more we practice it, the better we will become in sensing what comes next including new opportunities. This is how we can get well better prepared for new challenges. 

This is how connectedness, thrust, feelings of care, belonging, and togetherness start shaping the culture that can withstand difficulties and even thrive when faced with uncertainty. It has been proven to work for Southwest for the last 50 years. 

Can you give it a try?