Friday's Innovation Inspiration - Cutting steps with DATA step


I think this DATA step Post-It author may be a bit like my mother. When I was a child, my mother was always coaching me on two things: being independent and being efficient. I believe those are the two traits she considered most admirable in a person. It's little wonder that I am bullheaded and competitive. I even compete with myself. I try to accomplish each task more quickly or with better metrics than before.

I'm sure that is the reason this Post-It Note appealed to me so much. The author must have been so pleased to have cut the work of his or her co-worker by 109 steps! Using 112 steps to do a task that only requires 3 is like walking around your elbow to get to your hand - as my mother used to like to say!

Here's a little information on the DATA step, if you want to cut some of your extra steps. Hey DATA step programmers, give us your inside tips!!


About Author

Waynette Tubbs

Editor, Marketing Editorial

+Waynette Tubbs is the Editor of the Risk Management Knowledge Exchange at SAS, Managing Editor of sascom Magazine and Editor of the SAS Tech Report. Tubbs has developed a comprehensive portfolio of strategic business and marketing communications during her career spanning 15 years of magazine, marketing and agency work.

Leave A Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to Top