How a good vision for your Information Management initiative can give your team a solid foundation?

Assuming your Information Management initiative is addressing an issue with a strong sense of urgency or clearly linked to a problem that is urgent (“Your Information Management initiative is not getting attention. What to do about it?”), then one of the next steps should be to develop a vision for your initiative. The vision development should be done early on. A good vision should be compelling to the people affected. It must also show them what is going to change for them. However the vision is not just for the ‘recipient’ but also for the team responsible for delivering the change. For both it is the anchor… I hope …

What information management principles does a company need?

It is important to make sure information is properly managed at all stages of its lifecycle based on Information Management principles. Information is extremely important to a company and to employees to do their job. In order to guide employees I would recommend to the following Information Management principles for information within a company: Information has an owner – to ensure accountability Information has one version of the truth – to ensure information is reliable and current Information has one location – to provide easy access to information Information is accessible unless – reduces barriers Information has a status – so people can determine the value of the information Information has …

How a good vision for your Information Management initiative can give your team a solid foundation?

Assuming your Information Management initiative is addressing an issue with a strong sense of urgency or clearly linked to a problem that is urgent (“Your Information Management initiative is not getting attention. What to do about it?”), then one of the next steps should be to develop a vision for your initiative. The vision development should be done early on. A good vision should be compelling to the people affected. It must also show them what is going to change for them. However the vision is not just for the ‘recipient’ but also for the team responsible for delivering the change. For both it is the anchor… I hope …

Your Information Management initiative is not getting attention. What to do about it?

You may have experienced this yourself.  Sometimes an Information Management initiative starts off right from the beginning and sometimes it doesn’t… There can be a real sense of urgency for example not being able to locate large contracts with clients or incorrect work instructions that led to serious safety issues. These are easy to explain to an organisation’s executives and co-workers, and will get the right level of management attention. But sometimes there is no urgency or an obvious ‘burning platform’ and yet there are benefits for example efficiency gains, information quality improvements, less risk of reputation damage or enabling new ways of working together. Some of the signs are: The benefits …