Global Data Literacy Benchmark study by Data To The People finds we need more Coaches

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World’s first competency-based data literacy study of more than 5,000 employees across Australia, Canada, India, United Kingdom and United States of America released today. The Global Data Literacy Benchmark identifies 3 cohorts of employees: those who need direction (the Curious), those who are independent (the Confident) and those who can guide others (the Coaches). There is a significant discrepancy between the number of people who can help or guide others and the number of people who need help or direction. To learn more, visit: https://www.datatothepeople.org/gdlb

The Global Data Literacy Benchmark provides an opportunity for organisations to see how they measure up against their industry, region and occupations.

Today, data literacy experts and industry leaders, Data To The People, released the inaugural Global Data Literacy Benchmark. The first of its kind, the Benchmark is the first measurement of data literacy at a competency level of more than 5,000 employees from around the globe.

Utilising their proprietary Databilities® data literacy framework, Data To The People commissioned research to measure the individual data literacy of more than 5,000 employed individuals across Australia, Canada, India, United Kingdom and United States of America. The Benchmark found that data literacy varies widely by industry and occupation but follows a standard profile across regions.

“What is becoming increasingly evident is that our approach to developing enterprise-wide data literacy cannot be a ‘one size fits all’ approach,” said Jane Crofts, CEO, Data To The People. “We need to identify, engage and encourage three different profiles across the organisation, the Curious, the Confident and the Coaches.”

“There is growing acknowledgement among leading organisations that enterprise-wide data literacy is the key to unlocking and maximising the value from the systems, tools and processes that we’ve collectively spent billions of dollars on. Whilst we know what the solution is, many are struggling with working out exactly how to get there. It’s very difficult to plot a course on a map if you don’t know where you’re starting from – that’s why it’s so important to first measure the level of data literacy across the organisation so you can then chart the course that works for you.“

The Global Data Literacy Benchmark provides an opportunity for organisations to see how they measure up against their industry, region and occupations. “For the first time, organisations will be able to measure and compare themselves to a global benchmark of data literacy measurements to understand the landscape in which they operate,” said Crofts. With a range of self-serve and full-service offerings, Data To The People’s myDatabilities® platform provides the tools organisations need to measure, map and develop data literacy across their workforce.

For more information on how to measure data literacy across your organisation, and to access and use the Global Data Literacy Benchmark, visit: https://www.datatothepeople.org/gdlb

About Data To The People
Data To The People are recognised global experts and industry leaders in building and nurturing data literacy. They equip leaders and organisations with the tools to assess individual and organisational data literacy, and design bespoke programs for them to improve the data competency of their workforce. They deliver a research-backed, scalable approach to data literacy, assisting organisations to measure, map and develop data literacy across their entire workforce. Their proprietary Databilities® framework means they’re uniquely placed to help organisations understand how they measure up against competitors, other businesses in the region and different occupations.

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