The talk then shifted to navigating the changes needed to bring about these practices, and the speakers shared examples of common barriers and how they overcame them in the past. The idea of “Build it and they will come” just doesn’t work. Change-makers should expect to partner with their colleagues to educate and help them with these new ways of thinking and working. Jon shared that he formed a strategy group within his Starbucks analytics team, explaining, “The intent of that team is really to help partner with the functional areas we support in terms of how we evolve with the use of data to power different kinds of decisions, in different processes.”
From there, the conversation finished up around how to win and develop champions within your organization to help drive a customer-centric movement. The big idea is: start small. Along with providing some great examples, Ben summed it up: “Just do one thing, or one campaign, one channel, to show that there’s growth there for your business, and then build on that.”
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