Data culture is a term that has been talked about over many years. It is about using data to drive an organizations decisions. Mckinsey state there are seven principles that underpin a healthy data culture
- data culture is a decision culture
- data culture is a C-Suite imperative, and that of the board
- the democratization of data
- data culture puts risk at its core
- culture catalysts with people bridging data science and on the ground operations
- sharing data beyond company walls is shifting for in house competitive advantage to assembling the breath of best data assets in the market
- marrying talent and culture
Alation have started doing quarterly State of Data Culture reports . The latest report is June 2021. Within that report they are sharing a Data Culture Index (DCI) which is a quantitative assessment of how well organisations are positioned to enable data driven decision making. The index they have is based on data search and discovery, data literacy and data governance. I do think that data culture is also about data ethics.
The report states the top initiative to foster data culture is managing data governance and improving that data quality.