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Are Analytics Shifting Power from Executives to Employees?

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Why do executives sometimes fail to act on proposed ideas that could save a company substantial amounts of money? Is it due to their complacency or incompetence? I am unsure of the correct answer. I want to give executives the benefit of the doubt. Most executives were promoted to executive positions because they are smart and are effective leaders. They have made good decisions in the past.

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Comments (3)
This is a very good point to consider. I usually tend to think of BI as enabling management to make better decisions. This article points out the importance of evolving the business PROCESS of decision making, which is enabled by, and goes beyond the technology.
Posted by Daniel B | Thursday, February 06 2014 at 2:16PM ET
This is an interesting post showing how analytics provide deep company insights and allow operational decisions to be made at lower levels of an organization. This is the essence of business intelligence, pushing decisions down the chain of command, freeing up executive time for the important strategic decisions.
Posted by Alexander M | Friday, February 07 2014 at 10:02AM ET
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