Discipline = Freedom

Seasoned data scientists understand that leading a high performance organization demands both discipline and freedom. Discipline to apply logic, avoid biases and follow scientific method. Freedom to explore a diversity of conceptual frameworks and allow cross pollination of subject matter expertise.

Elite performing data scientists are creative and require discipline to provide space and freedom to experiment with open minds and without fear. Discipline with data science processes allows operating as a successful adhocracy with a flexible organizational structure without bureaucratic policies limiting freedom. Cross pollination among different specialties and a diversity of thought is messy yet pays massive dividends.

At the end of day, data science talent controls.

Are you building and leading a high performance organization where data science talent can thrive?