An amazing factoid

This information is two years old, but I suspect it hasn’t changed much.

“The average middle manager spends about two hours a day looking for data, according to a study by Accenture of 1,009 managers at U.S. and U.K. companies with annual revenue of more than $500 million….Once they obtain the hard-sought information, half of it has no value to their jobs, the study finds.”

Two hours a day!?! To find information that is then found to be useless?

The authors blame information silos, unstructured data, and business intelligence data that can’t be shared.

What do you think? Is this happening at your organization? And if it is, why?

About Wes Trochlil

For over 30 years, Wes has worked in and with dozens of associations and membership organizations throughout the US, ranging in size from zero staff (all-volunteer) to over 700. In that time Wes has provided a range of consulting services, from general consulting on data management issues to full-scale, association-wide selection and implementation of association management systems.

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