An effective data analytics strategy in any organisation needs a program to build organisational culture around data; its ethical use, understanding, acceptance and its place in the daily conversation of what matters at all levels. Literacy around data, its purpose and management drives the development of that culture.
With the advent of automation, humans’ role has become to do what computers cannot. Many more white-collar workers—perhaps all of them—will end up “working with data” to some extent. This course for managers and workers without a strong quantitative background introduces a range of skills and applications related to critical thinking in such areas as forecasting, population measurement, set theory and logic, causal impact and attribution, scientific reasoning and the danger of cognitive biases. There are no prerequisites beyond high-school mathematics; this course has been designed to be approachable for everyone.