Better data culture with Power BI. How to work it out?
2021-12-14 BI Market

Better data culture with Power BI. How to work it out?

We live in a world that is driven by data. So it much depends on how we use them - business decisions, company development, competitiveness and, consequently, income. Nowadays, the work is more and more interdisciplinary and requires constant learning, information acquisition and practical use. Therefore, if we introduce a data-based organizational culture in our company, we can be sure that we will achieve cohesion at all levels of the organization. How can Power BI help us to achieve this?

Implement a data culture with Power BI support

The organisational culture has a direct and indirect impact on all areas of the company's operations. It affects the work of individuals, communication, planning strategy and problem-solving ability. When creating an organisational culture, top-level employees and managers need to create a broader awareness of individual teams' tasks and objectives. What other aspects should be taken into account?

- Think about what questions you want to find answers to

Don't just focus on technical issues. Instead, find out what you would like to know from the collected data. For example, what are the characteristics of your current customers? What are their needs? How can your products or services meet these needs? What data do you not collect at all? What information do you collect but not analyse?

Such questions will be a good starting point for creating a data culture within the company. However, remember that they must always be correlated with their goals and a specific strategy.

- Make it easier for teams to share their opinions and take action

Create a group in Power BI Pro to organise and distribute all reports and visualisations relevant to your organisation. When you create a group, you will be able to add colleagues to it, co-create reports with them, create visualisations of data or have constant insight into detailed information, thanks to which you will jointly determine market trends and the extent to which your goals have been achieved. You can also give individual team members different levels of permissions to edit, share or read the content.

In this way, the right people can freely cooperate, stay in touch and develop projects. In addition, if you combine Power BI Pro with Office 365, you can benefit from Office 365 group services, such as Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Exchange Online. They allow you to store and share group files and manage group messages, calendars, and tasks.

- Share content with the right people

When you create reports, Microsoft Excel files and visualisations of data in Power BI and publish them in an organisational content pack, they become part of the content pack library. Other employees can browse or search the library for published content for the entire organisation and the Microsoft Office 365 groups.

Unlike simple desktop sharing, which offers read-only access, organisational content packs allow assigned users to analyse and update reports more thoroughly. As a result, data recipients are subject to fewer constraints and receive personalised insight into vital information.

Data culture is a holistic company approach that offers many opportunities for employees. With a data-driven organisational culture, your departmental goals are aligned with your organisation's goals, strategy and mission.