Finding Success in the Maze of Decision-Making: KYP Brief Talk

Interviews | 21.03.2023 | By: Sarah Burnett

Conversation with Wojciech Zytkowiak-Wenzel, Head of People+Culture at

Welcome, Wojciech! It’s great to have you with us today. With your extensive experience in fostering growth and maximizing potential of leaders, you must have encountered the human tendency to rely on intuition rather than facts and data when making decisions. Could you tell us more about why this happens?

Thanks for having me! You’re absolutely right. Our inclination to rely on intuition is deeply rooted in our nature. It’s like we’re all trying to find our way through a complex maze using only our instincts instead of a detailed map. While intuition might occasionally lead us in the right direction, it’s prone to errors and can leave us lost and disoriented.

I see. So, how can leaders address this issue and ensure they’re making well-informed decisions that are more likely to yield positive results?

A great way to tackle this challenge is by embracing evidence-based management. It’s a systematic approach that emphasizes collecting, analyzing, and applying data to make objective decisions. Think of it as having a bird’s-eye view of the maze, enabling leaders to make informed decisions on the best path to take. By adopting evidence-based management, leaders can overcome the pitfalls of intuition and make decisions that are more likely to lead their organizations to success.

That sounds like a powerful approach! Could you tell us more about how helps organizations and their leaders become more data-driven? I’m curious to know more about the role your productivity intelligence platform plays in this transformation.

Absolutely! At, we believe that data-driven decision-making is crucial for organizations to thrive. Our productivity intelligence platform captures a vast amount of unstructured information and provides organizations with insights into how work is actually being done. It’s like having a map of the maze that not only shows the current location and destination but also reveals hidden obstacles and opportunities along the journey.

By analyzing this wealth of data, identifies hidden and actionable opportunities to remove friction across people, processes, and technology dimensions. Our platform serves as a bridge that connects the data world to the human world, helping leaders to better understand their organizations and make evidence-based decisions.

As a result, organizations can streamline their operations, enhance collaboration, and unlock the full potential of their workforce. In essence, is the tool that enables leaders to create a truly data-driven culture and chart a course to success.

Before we finish our conversation, I’d like to ask you about the costs of not using data to inform decisions. Can you shed some light on the potential consequences leaders and organizations might face if they don’t embrace data-driven decision-making?

When organizations overlook the power of data, they venture into a world of assumptions and biases, akin to wandering in a foggy landscape.

It’s like trying to hit a bullseye while wearing a blindfold – their decisions might not be as precise as they could be. This lack of clarity can lead to misallocated resources, which, in turn, could stifle growth and hinder adaptability in the ever-changing market landscape.

Moreover, without data-driven insights, valuable opportunities might slip through their fingers like sand, leaving them at a competitive disadvantage. It’s essential to remember that the fog can be lifted – by embracing evidence-based management and harnessing the power of data, organizations can illuminate their path, make better decisions, and ultimately, thrive in today’s complex business world.

Thank you Wojciech for sharing your insights and for giving us a glimpse of the magic that brings to the table.

Thank you! It’s been a pleasure discussing these topics with you. Let’s keep navigating towards success with data-driven decision-making! is named a Leader for 2024 Industrial Automation. Discover the Intelligent Zinnov report and learn how to automate complex tasks, embrace autonomous workflows and boost efficiency.