United appoint Dominic Jordan as director of data science

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Maybe he was waiting for notebooks and graph paper and coloured pencils and a new pencil case.

I'm sure we didn't employ a numpty so I assume he knows what he is doing so can't we assume he's making the right decions at the right time based on lots of different factors that may or may not have included the above?
 

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How did you predict leadership potential ?

I would be interested to know what you can tell us without giving away your trade secrets

Thanks.
Basically it's based on a users habits. Leaders are expected to complete a self assessment and get their team to assess them as a leader on a quarterly basis, depending on which areas they're weak in, the app will push training sessions on them to complete during the weeks.

It can spot toxic leaders, great leaders and all those in between. The idea is you use it to identify and keep your best, and improve the rest, especially the one's in the toxic zone.
 

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Basically it's based on a users habits. Leaders are expected to complete a self assessment and get their team to assess them as a leader on a quarterly basis, depending on which areas they're weak in, the app will push training sessions on them to complete during the weeks.

It can spot toxic leaders, great leaders and all those in between. The idea is you use it to identify and keep your best, and improve the rest, especially the one's in the toxic zone.
So you rate people on whether they use the app or not ? More usage better leader ?
 

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So you rate people on whether they use the app or not ? More usage better leader ?
Not quite.

We first ask the user to complete a self assessment so they can rate how strong they think they are.
Then we ask them to invite 3-5 people who work with or under them to rate their leadership abilities.
Then we cross reference where they think they're at to where people who work under them think they're at.
From that we collate a trust index and a habit index which places the user on a scatter graph and in a zone considered toxic, below average, above average and exceptional.

That information is then available to the person undergoing development so they can see what areas they're weak in and we push them into tasks that will help improve those areas.

We try to push them to do as much tasks as possible but really it's up to the user how they chose to develop and where, we just actively encourage development, not that they use our app to develop.

All this information is available to the senior management also so they can see where their leaders are at and how active they are about improving themselves.
 

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Basically it's based on a users habits. Leaders are expected to complete a self assessment and get their team to assess them as a leader on a quarterly basis, depending on which areas they're weak in, the app will push training sessions on them to complete during the weeks.

It can spot toxic leaders, great leaders and all those in between. The idea is you use it to identify and keep your best, and improve the rest, especially the one's in the toxic zone.
A small percentage of people will consider themselves out of contention, I am a good worker, perhaps best among all, but don't put me in the front.

Majority of people will think they are leader, if giving the opportunity, including Truss, Boris. It is only when shhit hit the fan, then you know who is shhiting. Maguire is obviously one, instead of reflecting on his mistakes and shortcoming, he turned on English fans to demonstrate how good he is. I see a better personalty in Rashford, as he never blame anyone but himself, on his shhity form last season.
 

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What makes them a data scientist? Good at excel, tableau, etc?
Someone with excel/tableau plus some analytical skills will be classed as a data analyst, a data scientist leverages advanced statistical formulae and code to build (and train) predictive data models that analyse loads of past data to predict the future. The key difference being the predictive element.
 

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I coach a data science team in my organisation (about 100 of them) and hiring data scientists is definitely not considered big news!

I can't imagine that this Director of Data Science fella has been working on his own since joining! For someone who is at director level, you wouldn't expect them to be hands on at all, so this could mean there's been no actual data science in operation at United prior to now
 

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I coach a data science team in my organisation (about 100 of them) and hiring data scientists is definitely not considered big news!

I can't imagine that this Director of Data Science fella has been working on his own since joining! For someone who is at director level, you wouldn't expect them to be hands on at all, so this could mean there's been no actual data science in operation at United prior to now
You would think that, but a lot of companies have roles like this being very hands on. Especially in the beginning when there is no team.
 
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