Can you optimise the mix of intuition, lateral thinking and creativity with structured fact-based analysis. Can you test the logical probability that leaps of imaginative analysis will yield practical insights?
Will you overcome the inbuilt cognitive bias that most of suffer from and tends to favour our big ideas over fact?
Can you be a good forecaster when it is proven that most experts are no better than chimpanzees at making predictions?
I like Thomas Hedegaard Rasmussen's conclusion below that it's best to combine music with analytics-
"And the implication for (People) Analytics? Let your experts use their expert intuition and Rock-on when they do their Analytics, as it's actually helpful, and makes their work more joyful - and maybe think twice before telling your kids to turn off their music while studying at home - perhaps it's you, who needs to turn it up instead".
It made me smile because listening to music while analyzing data is widespread practice for researchers, financial analysts, and yes - folks doing People Analytics (and for IT experts coding). Those of you who have seen series like CSI may have noticed the scenes of people analyzing evidence while listening to music, that pays tribute to this, and cognitive psychology has for long accepted the role of intuition in expertise: experts also widely feel as part of their work, i.e. use their accumulated experience via intuition, and this includes areas like statistical analysis.