Chapter 15

Ten Simple Management Guidelines

In This Chapter

arrow Putting good records and information principles to work

arrow Finding what you need, when you need it

arrow Reducing duplicate information

arrow Keeping it simple

A Records and Information Management program has many components, processes, and principles. However, the positive thing is that all the different pieces are not that complicated; remembering to do them all is the hard part. The solution is simple: Build good Records and Information Management principles into your daily work routine. Chances are, after a while, you will not identify them as “Records and Information Management principles,” but as processes that make your work life easier.

Employees should take the time to understand the tricks of the Records and Information Management trade. The investment in time will begin to immediately pay dividends as employees realize that they can find information more quickly, aren’t always having to manage their e-mail quota, and don’t need additional file cabinets.

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