I joined a company 5 months ago in order to move them forward in data driven decisions(business intelligence). They have about 50 people altogether, and the 2 founders are also in C level positions. My direct manager is a C level as well, but has less pull.
I am trying to push for data driven decisions, but the company is in the stone age, and my pushes are not understood and encounter resistance.
I have already set up the basics, but as far as I am concerned, the potential of my job is just beginning, with the projects that add significant value being further down the line, possible only after proper processes for working with data are set up (proper tracking).
My direct manager understands what I am doing and is encouraging me, but the other 2 C levels do not care, and would rather not be bothered. This attitude is reflected in their departments, and without their cooperation my work becomes an uphill battle.
My direct manager wants me to stay and be patient, give it time for changes to happen. I am however discouraged by the extra work this involves on my side, as it is already work enough trying to do my main job, while bringing order into chaos.
Does anyone have experience with a similar situation, or advice besides 'buckle down and work hard' which is not doable as I am already overworked in the process of cleaning the mess that was left in my department by my predecessor, adding new features, maintaining, troubleshooting IT issues(out of scope for my role). I am already exhausted from bringing my department to where executive management THOUGHT my predecessor had left it (lots of reporting which was actually full of bugs and spaghetti code), while arguing with them the importance of doing so.