Should we oversimplify statistics, or should managers learn more about statistics?
If you’ve been working as a statistician for a while, you know that you have to keep it simple if you want managers to understand you. Of course, I speak about those managers not being statisticians themselves.
There are a lot of ways to explain statistical concepts to them, but this adds time to the presentation. Sometimes there won’t even be a presentation, and all you have is sending the report via email.
From reading, from my experience, and from talking to other experienced statisticians, I have distilled the knowledge about this challenge into 5 steps.
Listen to this episode and learn about the 5 steps to present successfully to your upper management:
- Determine your goal
- Think about your audience
- Start with the conclusion
- Be simple but accurate
- Have the stats as backup and explain them in easy terms, focusing on the most important parts.
Train yourself to become a great communicator.
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