Information strategy (and compliance) in practice - Part 2

Date: 20 Jan 2011 - 20 Jan 2011

Location: De Vere West One, London

When an organisation faces the challenge of implementing information management with compliance its first action is quite often to develop a programme built around the format of the information and the minutiae involved in managing the containers and not the content. This may or may not involve the purchase of an electronic content management or record-keeping system, to contain and secure soft copies; or, the hiring of a ‘records manager’ to ‘sort-out’ the hard copy. Too many information management programmes focus on what staff have in their files not which information they should have to deliver their work and support the business. To develop a robust corporate information strategy that is compliant and supports the business effectively and efficiently the following question must be answered. What Information is required to deliver the business strategy?

The Genuine Group has developed a two day masterclass aimed at managers with responsibility for strategic and practical information management. The two days are intended to provide techniques to assist with implementing a comprehensive information management programme that encompasses compliance; business continuity; records management, retention and disposal. Information and all the jargon that goes with it is discussed and explained in the context of delivering your business objectives. The two programmes may be taken together or you may prefer to focus on one day or the other. Each day will include an element of the other day’s work.

Day 2 focuses on implementing the day 1 programme and provides a detailed guide to deliver information management and compliance within your organisation. It summarises the important points concerning international and UK legislative research but provides more detail on how the legislation and regulations may be implemented within your organisation.

Delving into the meaning of the objectives in relation to information requirements leads us to ask also what the staff do with the information in order to achieve the objectives. This gives an overview of where the information flows both inside and outside of the organisation and inside and outside of the countries in which you work.

Day 2 will provide you with the tools to implement the programme within your organisation.