Math and music, literally, go hand-in-hand. I was about 14 years old when I realized that reading music was the equivalent to breaking down simple math. One plus one equals two; quarter note plus quarter note equals a half note. Applying music concepts to math simplified things for me. I took the same approach with my strange interest in data.
Like the keys on a piano, every piece of data counts. Especially when importing. Importing data is NOT like free-form jazz. There are rules that have to be followed and structure means everything.
A happy challenge that I often face with client data is typically in the details. What follows are a few examples where doing it right the first time make all the difference when importing data:
Stevie Wonder’s song “Ribbon in the Sky” is where it all started for me, musically. It consumed me at one point. Like a perfect melody, everything must add up, and I love it and it makes sense to me! General ledgers provided a new perspective for data in my life. I spend many hours ensuring our clients’ solutions are optimized and the data is accurate, so they have the best outcomes. But just like with any instrument or skill, practice makes perfect. You have to spend time failing to eventually succeed and I love to take on a good challenge.
TalentQuest has so many great capabilities that provide a huge positive impact on our clients. Like a catalog of great music, a lot of time, dedication, and great people are behind the building of our software and it shows. We are constantly growing, and the focus always remains on the client and their needs. You want Rock and Roll, we got it; Classical? No problem. And with a team ready to help and take on your biggest talent management challenges, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!”.
Chad Conley joined the TalentQuest team in 2019 and serves as a Client Experience Advisor. He specializes in data, and configuration. Chad has an interest in implementation and project design assisting consultants in new client builds and department workflows.