Organizations extract value from the information they accumulate by organizing their data logically and consistently into categories and subcategories, creating a taxonomy. A structured taxonomy provides value to data-driven organizations by eliminating duplicative strategies and streamlining knowledge management processes. This taxonomic structure of data and metadata becomes a single source of truth. But organizations struggle with the creation of this taxonomic structure due to communication or platform breakdowns often described as “data silos.” A collective intelligence workshop is an effective interactive method to break through these silos, engage with diverse stakeholders, create consensus, and begin the construction of an optimized taxonomic structure.
Tim Mulholland, a Digital Librarian Consultant, will share how his team uses collective intelligence workshops that span cross-functional stakeholders to document, ideate, and conceptualize solutions to transform disparate data points into an optimized schema.