What’s New at Jigsaw? Analytics for Leaders

Jigsaw Academy is thrilled to announce their new course Analytics for Leaders, specifically created for business managers in medium to large size corporates.  The course combines  the  essentials  of  analytics  with  the  key  concepts  of  management, so as  to  arm leaders  with  the  necessary  skills  they need to drive their  organizations to greater success.  It  covers  core  concepts  such  as  understanding  the fundamentals  of  analytics,  the  working  of  the  business  analytics  model,  building  an analytics  team  and  how  to  foster  analytical  competitiveness  in  the  workplace.  This course is also very useful to management graduates looking at enhancing their profiles and skill set.

Why is it important for a business leader and manager to be analytics savvy?

As a future business leader and manager, it is essential for you to have a strong grounding in the basics of analytics, and an understanding of how to exploit data to your advantage. Why? Well, as Sarita Digumarti, co-founder of Jigsaw Academy said in a recent article on LinkedIn, “As a leader in today’s volatile and fast changing  business landscape, you need to be a knowledge seeker, equipping yourself with skills that will prepare you for roles in the future (many of which we cannot begin to imagine, as they do not exist as of today). One such skillset is analytics skills .”

She goes on to say that, “Leadership is no longer about ‘being in charge’. Today, a successful leader is one who can mentor and influence their team; someone who has a keen business sense, and is able to use their multiple skill set to identify business problems and find unique and creative ways to solve them. What makes analytics stand out within this context of skill upgradation is the overwhelming growth that this industry has seen over the last three years and the dizzying pace that it will continue to grow and innovate at. People that are currently in this industry (or want to build careers in this space), and even those who not directly working with data, need to especially focus on this component to actively grow their careers. As a leader, you need to be able to take data insights and use it to make informed business decisions. If you can’t do this well, then honestly (and I truly apologize for being so crass) your future is dim.”

[Read the full article here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-analytics-skill-set-must-leaders-tomorrow-sarita-digumarti?trk=pulse_spock-articles]

What are the key questions analytics will help leaders and managers answer?

Every manager should be able to help identify key questions about the purpose of their organization, its functioning and its long-term goals, and analytics can help you answer these questions. The 2-dimensional conceptual approach of most analytics is information and insight, and using this, let’s look at some key questions that data and analytics can help you answer.

Information will help you understand:

  • What happened in the past?
  • What is happening now?
  • What will happen in the future?

Insights will help you understand:

  • How & why did it happened?
  • What’s the next best action?
  • What is the best case / worst-case situation?

Key Features of the Course

Course Duration: 3 weeks, 3 hours/week

Learning Mode: Self- paced

Take a look at a more detailed outline of the course:

Take a look at our course page for more information and to enroll.

Suggested Read:

Why Analytics Skill Set is a Must for the Leaders of Tomorrow

Have You Always Wanted to Learn How to Use Large Scale Data to Benefit Your Organization’s Profitability?

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