Dogbert raises a good point.
Most of us have greater access to more information than ever before. Perhaps because this information explosion is so recent, and coincides closely with shifts in society and scientific advances, we expect the data flood to somehow change the DNA of how we make decisions. We expect more--and more accurate--data to produce more objective decisions.
My opinion is that all data and decisions are subjective. There is no such thing as hard facts or intelligent decisions. These are just as illusory and subject to distortion as company politics. Computer dashboard applications have fueled this illusion.
We don't need more data to chew on, or even greater accuracy; we need a new type of "whole" decision-making that interrelates evidence with perceptions, and facts with emotions.
That is something that I can pretend really matters.
Washington Post Dilbert strip.