I was amused by this quote, especially in the light of current world events and the way politicians are reacting.
“Politicians use statistics in the same way that a drunk uses lamp-posts – for support rather than illumination.” Andrew Land
We gather statistics and data as we work. Indeed, sometimes our work is gathering data.
How do you use the data? To justify a position, to stand your ground against ‘The enemy’, to maintain the status quo, to catch people out, or to illuminate choices and new directions to travel.
Stop and think for a moment…
What data do you handle?
What is it used for?
How can you use it to illuminate and improve what you do?
My best wishes, Paul