Amid all the global events happening that force change on organisations, the conversation continues on how to appropriately distribute information throughout a business’ workforce.
Companies are adapting to agile working, and people are finding their feet in a rapidly changing environment. But how do organisations combat these challenges, and ensure that information is dispersed in an efficient and appropriate way?
The FT have conducted research with over 500 of its readers globally to better understand the current landscape of data and information within organisations, and to identify the challenges that business leaders face in sourcing and distributing market intelligence for strategic and commercial benefit.
Organisations worry that they are failing to share market intelligence and insight throughout their organisations owing to the lack of a top-down culture of intelligence-driven decision-making – or the internal infrastructure to create one:
- 56% say their organisation needs to do more to ensure all employees have access to a wider range of information/data sources
- 51% say their organisation needs to invest more in communication tools to disseminate market intelligence quickly throughout the organisation
- 47% say they need to make significant investment in their digital infrastructure to improve the speed at which we share market intelligence
- 47% agree that their organisation lacks a sufficiently robust framework for sharing market intelligence across functions
The more we can use data to form our own opinions and take our own positions on issues and subjects at large, the more valuable we’ll be perceived to be by others in our organisation, and by clients.Global head of business information & analytics, Morgan Stanley
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