1. About 50% of respondents prefer hiring new (15%) or training existing (31%) internal staff.
2. Only 15% of respondents hire external consultants.
3. 38% of respondents handle implementation involving internal and external staff.
We interpret these results as the following:
In my practice, I often see that the approach to involve both internal and external staff is the most widely used. At the same time, I always recommend companies to, first of all, train their internal staff. There are several reasons for that:
- Data management exists in every company, either in a formal or informal format. It is always possible to find staff with at least some skills required for the implementation.
- Such an approach allows for making a data management initiative more cost-efficient.
- A company profits from it as knowledge becomes and remains a company asset.
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