Whether we like it or not, work in the current environment doesn’t typically allow for a lot of time to methodically think though problems. The example above isn’t isolated as many analytics teams can take weeks to provide data and analysis. Expectations of speed dictate that the time an employee can spend working on or researching a specific problem is usually limited. If you’re going to encourage team members to use data to make decisions and drive progress, then you’ve got to figure out ways to make data rapidly accessible. Otherwise, some of the most important questions your teams come up with will never get answered.