efficient… is an interesting question.
At least 2 ideas come to mind.
- Develop a curriculum, training course for staff and management - conveying what is possible and why data matters and a few use cases about where it fits in existing operations.
- Tutor individuals and small-teams who express high-interest, or opt-in to help for an applied problem.
Integrating data meaningfully into operations is a multi-faceted, open-ended endeavor. I’ve found helping public leaders understand what is possible is valuable - things as basic as data that goes into a system _should be able to be` reported on.
Then, helping do-ers accomplish their specific objectives through hands-on assistance is helpful at a different level.
Public agencies don’t often have mature data-science capabilities and correspondingly may not have well-articulated data science needs. Helping to prompt good questions and framing problems in a better way (eg; user-centered designed, continuous feedback loops) is high-leverage, in terms of encouraging public servants to think in systems, with data.