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Tai Chi for Chief Data Officers: How to Use a Different Conflict Resolution Style

Published: 29 July 2016

ID: G00313535

Analyst(s): Alan D. Duncan , Jamie Popkin


A successful data and analytics organization needs to cultivate multiple business and technology disciplines. Developing a new style of collaborative conflict resolution based on tai chi principles can help chief data officers break down long-standing roadblocks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adjust Your Conflict Engagement Style When Faced With Conflict Resolution Situations
  • Change the Information Asset Orientation From Application-Centric to Data-Centric
  • Start the Discussion With Decisions and Outcomes, Not Technical Requirements

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