How to stay ‘up to speed’?
Today, economic developments are happening faster than ever due to digitalization. But can you still keep up with your own work pace? DATA KINGDOM conducted research into today’s work pace and found the solution to stay ‘up to speed’.
Digitalization allows you to make decisions faster than ever
The arrival of data and algorithms has created innovative services and products that have become indispensable, or that promise new opportunities. As a result, the Dutch economy has grown at a rapid pace. The digitalization of society has drastically reduced the time it takes to make a decision, but can we still keep up? Every minute counts these days. We are constantly connected to each other through the advent of digital communication, such as platforms and video calling.
Too much information gives stress
Because we are highly digitally active in the Netherlands, produce a lot of data and have to switch quickly, we experience an abundance of information. The 2018 National Working Conditions Survey shows that 28 percent of Dutch employees have to process so much information in their daily work that they fail. This concerns almost 1 in 3 employees. Which indirectly means that 1 in 3 employees cannot perform his or her job properly due to an overload of information.
The need for data learning (the ability to read, work with, analyze and argue with data) is increasing enormously, where governance, security and data quality are essential. In this analytical economy it is increasingly important, but also increasingly difficult, to make informed choices without losing momentum.
More and more employees experience pressure to collect all information, process it and take the next step based on facts instead of gut feeling. After all, the data is there… But how do we ensure that we make well-founded decisions, include all the data, but not get lost in the suffering that is too much information.