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For team lead roles in a data science team, it would be frictions with non-analytical/non-technical decision makers and colleagues. Examples include:
- Quantifying the lift of your results
- Justifying the existence of your department
- Indoctrinating established cultures and work dynamics into the benefits of being data-driven
- Differentiating yourself/the departm...