Industrialise a common language throughout your organisation, at every level, in every meeting and planning session to act as a handrail for teams.
Promote the functional fusion of business leaders and data throughout your organisation, where business decisions are “Leader led & data fed”.
Establish a true symbiotic relationship between your business and data functions.
Plans are based on assumptions... assumptions are based on understanding... the better the understanding, the better the plan.
In everyday meetings and leadership interactions, your teams will challenge assumptions, faulty logic or flawed analysis. By building a broader understanding, they will be able to identify bias, group think and flawed assumptions and become data-driven.
Building these effective rituals, your teams will only work with the data that is going to build business value.