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I'm in Atlanta today speaking at the Human Capital Institute's (HCI) Workforce Planning and Analytics Conference.  My topic is bootstrapping an analytics program at your company, and in a move that will surprise some, my slides are more about people/behavior than numbers.

The theory - you can have a great plan for metrics/analytics, but unless you're willing to jump in the middle of some blocking activity in your company, numbers and analytics are DOA.

Most of you aren't in the ATL with me today, but have no fear...You can still play along.

Appearing below are 6 people/groups of people in your company that will have a role in any analytics rollout. Your mission, should you choose to take it, is to pick out the three people/groups of people WHO DON'T MATTER when you do your rollout.

Hit me in the comments with the three people that can be ignored. I'll throw in a reply late on Friday if anyone wants to play my game show...

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Comments

RYAN

C level aaaand YOU

RYAN

Wait wait, I read the instructions wrong. I change my answer to: Talent in the company, analytics hire and you. Or me. Whichever makes sense.

Elizabeth Worthington

I was fortunate to attend this presentation (insert big orange screen here). Thank you so much for sharing your insight.

KD

I had the following:

C-Level - they're a sponsor for budget and it sounds cool. Ignore them after you cross that bridge.

The rest of your HR Team - They like the old way - you're the new way. Don't try and make them understand...

The Talent in your company - because you think you can measure them like moneyball, but you can't because Performance Management is so messed up...

Focus on? The managers of people - get to roll ups with turnover and hiring manager batting average for starters...

Thanks - KD

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