Hiring a data science team? Think Belbin, not Myers Briggs

Do you still have an unfilled vacancy for that data scientist you think you need? Could it be that trying to a hire an individual data scientist is where your problem lies? McKinsey has predicted that, by 2018, the US alone may face a 50-60% gap between supply and demand for data science talent.  So, am I counselling you to give up on data science and look elsewhere for help to grow your business? Absolutely not. Rather, from my own experience as a leader in this field and from coaching analytics leaders, I’ve discovered that the team is more important than the individual. When it comes to this recruitment challenge, your solution may lie in thinking team, not individual star.  Many businesses still struggle to recruit the highly-trained analytics talent they need.…


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