Our Databilities® Partnership model incorporates customised enterprise-wide assessments, tools and training to uplift data literacy across the organisation.
The model is delivered over three key phases of work:
You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
The first step is to assess your ‘current state’ of data literacy. Our Organisational Assessment against the Databilities® framework provides an opportunity for you to measure – at scale – the current level of data literacy across a diverse range of your employees.
The Assessment identifies both areas of strength, and areas of opportunity, in specific competencies across your organisation.
Your Assessment is customised to reflect your organisation’s unique features and is able to identify pockets of excellence as well as those areas of your business that could do with some additional support.
It's hard to complete a jigsaw puzzle without knowing what the end result should look like.
With the insights gained from your Organisational Assessment we step you through the creation of competency maps grounded in the Databilities® framework.
These maps establish a shared and achievable vision for what data literacy could look like across all roles and functions. We can map an organisation-wide standard, as well as the aspirational standard for different job families and responsibilities across the organisation.
Our approach is an engaging and consultative one, with opportunities for different stakeholder groups to contribute to and shape the maps.
Our strategy and implementation roadmaps are designed to address identified gaps, celebrate existing strengths and support organisational development, including:
development and rollout of communications and engagement strategy
bespoke training, workshops, online learning modules
leader resources, including talking points, checklists and key questions to support leaders to foster a stronger data culture
integration of agreed competency models in position descriptions, hiring and performance management functions.
We work in partnership with our clients to implement their tailored roadmap – whether as leaders or supporters – to exponentially improve data literacy across every aspect of your business.
Frequently asked questions
What is involved in the 'Measure' phase of the partnership?
Our platform provides an opportunity for organisations to measure – at scale – the current level of data literacy across a diverse range of employees. This is conducted via an online survey platform, with servers located in Australia, Canada, United States and Netherlands to accomodate various data privacy and residency requirements across our key client geographies.
Is the Organisational Assessment available in multiple languages?
We currently offer the Organisational Assessment against the Databliities® framework in both English and French with additional languages coming online over 2021.
Can the Organisational Assessment be tailored to meet our organisation's unique needs?
A key feature of the Organisational Assessment against the Databilities® framework is the ability to customise the survey to accurately represent the unique features of your organisation.
How will we receive the results from the Organisational Assessment?
We offer a range of options when it comes to receiving the results from the Organisational Assessment against the Databilities® framework.
Do participants receive their individual results after participating in the Organisational Assessment?
We can issue individual reports to participants at your request. To facilitate this, we need to collect additional details such as the participant's email address.
What is involved in the 'Map' phase of the partnership?
The 'Map' phase of work is designed to understand and document the desired future state for the organisation. We do this by identifying and investigating agreed personas or job functions across the organisation (such as People Leader, Frontline, Policy, Data Wranger) to develop a detailed competency profile map for each persona.
How are the competency profile maps developed?
The competency profile maps can be developed in one of three ways:
Do you have standard competency profile maps we can use?
We do have a range of competency profile maps across a range of commonly found personas and job functions. These maps provide an industry-agnostic view which can be adopted as is, or can be used as a starting position for the further development of tailored competency profile maps reflecting the industry and data maturity of the organisation.
What is involved in the 'Develop' phase of the partnership?
Following the completion of the Measure and Map phases of work, we will have identified areas for development - and celebration - for different personas across the organisation. During this final phase, we will design a program of work to address these areas for development, including the establishment of communications and change management activities to embed key messaging and practices to support these competency development initiatives.
Is your toolkit available for use 'off the shelf'?
Our curriculum, workbooks and activities are the foundations of our program of work. These resources are deliberately presented in a 'black and white' format to encourage the customisation and 'colouring-in' with your organisational systems, processes, language and examples.
How can you support us in the rollout of these development initiatives?
Recognising that the majority of our clients have well established project and change management practices, we are able to provide templates for project plans, communication and stakeholder plans, as well as 'train the trainer' sessions to build confidence and familiarity with our broader toolkit.