Einstein is quoted as saying, “all the data that matters is not counted; and all the data counted does not matter.” But is merely getting more data collected the issue? Certainly not. Socrates’ is famous for raising this important observation about the frequent failure of our execution, ‘the problem frequently lies not in our answers; but rather, in asking the wrong questions, wherein we are lead to conclude answers that do not address the real issues.’Thoreau said it this way, ‘for every 100 hacking at the branches… there is one hacking at the roots.’ The key therefore is to use analysis to improve our execution by knowing where to cut, build, expand, and cut our losses.
Analysis is imperative to getting consistently better results at each iteration of the product, process, or execution event. Learning what and how to analyze important data is the locus of focus for ePraxis. We help our clients think better, assess more broadly, and penetrate complex issues with much greater clarity.
The Internet age has brought much more attention to data, but data without analysis can create a windstorm of data without achieving the clarity needed for decisive action. ePraxis focuses on business processes using modern analytical methods to examine issues more closely. Where tools are readily available and prepared by others — we use these (and examples include Predictive Index, DISC, LEAN, Wonderlic, etc). However, there are many situations where no prior method accurately reflects the new reality and that is where ePraxis shines in looking a problems with new light, indeed magnifying critical issues to examine them for the benefit of planning, coaching, and execution strategies.