Information is Power
Your information is what gives your business power. Whether electronic or physical and whatever platform you use to gather it and disseminate it, the way you channel your information defines how successful and efficient your business is.
Tied with technology and communication, information management enables you to interact with others efficiently. It helps you to guide and inform others, to provide a service for your customers and to establish yourself as a leader in your field.
You need to process and deliver the information that comes through your company. Your organisation must, therefore, be designed in such a way as to be able to do this effectively. Regardless of where the data comes from, whether it is paper or electronic or how many channels it has to pass through – like a smartphone or laptop – you have to have a strategy for managing that information. You need to be able to capture it and store it, disseminating it to the right people when you need to. This is information management.
How can we help?
Hein Consulting can help you analyse the structure you need for information management. We can advise you on the technology – like data servers or databases – to help you organise and manage that information.
The first step is to understand your organisation, encouraging stakeholder buy in from different teams or departments to add perspective. Every stakeholder has to understand what needs to be done with the information and use this as the centre of the information policy.
Information management has to tie in closely with the ethos of an organisation. Privacy, protection and trust; these are three factors that are increasingly associated with the access and dissemination of information, especially when it involves a third party. How you hold and store the information is also important. You must be transparent about its use.
If you’re looking for practical support and ways to set up an information management programme, please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss the various options available for you.