Posts by Melissa French

The Importance of Storytelling with Data

It’s a big trend: storytelling with data. But what is it? How do you do it? Is it really the best way to communicate data insights to your organization? This post will answer those questions and leave you with tips to start using in your storytelling with data efforts. When storytelling with data think of…

Why Use Data Visualization?

Highlights We just published Executive Communication: Creating Irrefutable Business Stories With Data e-book. Inside the data visualization best practice guide learn the power of storytelling, why to leverage decision-modeling, and how to architect an easily digestible data dashboard. This resource was co-authored with business intelligence and data science experts Donald Farmer from TreeHive Strategy and…

How to Measure Compliance Program Effectiveness

Highlights: To measure compliance program effectiveness in your organization, first, understand what matters to your business. Each business has their own unique key performance indicators. Start here for your tracking efforts to be most impactful. Refine your storytelling skills when presenting program data to organizational leadership. It helps them to connect to the data while…

Compliance Versus Security? More like Compliance AND Security

While the match — that of compliance and security — may not be as straightforward as say, marketing and sales, it’s a mutually beneficial relationship that should be considered a critical partnership for businesses this year, experts from American Cyber Security Management and ETHIX360 tell us.   Not only can the two functions work together…

2018 Customer Experience Predictions

With the new year ahead, there is no better time than now to start discussing 2018 customer experience predictions. While taking a look at how customer experience programs matured this year, we saw a “customer obsession” shift from an operational business standpoint — a prediction Forrester made in late 2016.  A leading example of how…

How Risk and Compliance Build Trust

Building trust in an organization in many respects depends on how well risks are identified and mitigated — a critical element in an effective compliance program. Yet, a joint survey conducted by Deloitte and Compliance Week found that 40 percent of companies do not perform an annual compliance risk assessment. “As global regulations proliferate and…

What is The Culture of Your Organization?

Assessing organizational culture should be a top priority in 2018 for businesses of all sizes. Creating a healthy culture is as vital to an organization as having a healthy body is to overall well-being. Ignoring, overlooking, or neglecting to conduct regular organizational culture assessments leaves a company’s future at risk.  Simply put, a strong ethical…

Key Skills Needed for An Effective 360 Review Performance Evaluation

Learn the best way to administer a 360 review performance evaluation for optimal success within your feedback program. With all of the types of employee performance reviews out there, and despite the best of intentions, it begs the question: is implementing and carrying out the controversial feedback method of 360 review performance evaluations demotivating?  …

Webinar Recap: Using Data Throughout Healthcare from the Boardroom to the Examination Room

When it comes to creating consistently rich healthcare experiences, integrating the elements of modern data science across an organization may not be easy, but it is most certainly the best way to quickly adapt data-driven innovations that will help improve care, cut costs, and improve healthcare overall. Yet, while many other industries are rapidly adapting…

What Makes an Effective Healthcare Data Protection Strategy?

Recent data breaches — Equifax, Target, Verizon — are crippling events that are now par for the course when doing business.   Last year, two critical data protection issues arose for IT security professionals, according to Digital Guardian: The number of data breaches and cyberattacks increased throughout the year. Health and Human Services for Civil…

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