When two people seem very happy together, it’s “a match made in heaven.” When something just works exactly as you expect it to, you will hear someone say “bingo” or “the stars aligned.” More recent versions of this would include “life is good.” They are all just sayings that express the fact that something went right.
We won’t provide examples of common sayings when things go wrong. That could be humorous, or it might offend some people. Your employees should have “life is good” moments daily to the point where its just the way it is. They should quickly find a document that someone requested at the very end of the day. They should pull a collection of documents together that support an important…
Has anyone experienced the dad who angrily says ‘where’s my screwdriver’, because it wasn’t put back where he thought it should be. Are some of your family members more organized than others? Is one more detail oriented or creative or devil-may-care? Maybe if your house was a lot smaller, say one room, you wouldn’t have this problem.
Ok, blow that up by 1,000 work associates and think about your critical information. You can’t make that “house” smaller. No HR department can choose work associates who all think and work alike. And you can’t effectively force a single method. What can be done to give users a reasonable chance to avoid wasting time looking for that screwdriver? Or more importantly, avoid a negative compliance or…
What’s the core record for your business? The order, contract, application, evaluation, presentation and subscription all come to mind. It doesn’t matter if your business sells cars, office space, ideas or medical services, there is a necessary recording of the transaction and end product to the transaction.
The progression over the past 30+ years has been to devise ways to make the recording, tracking and documentation of your business as streamlined as possible. That entailed digitizing that path. But digital data isn’t always what it seems and therefore the support for the transaction is still a key component of every business. What is your key Record?
Way back in the 1970’s, according to Wikipedia, the information age began. This was a period after the industrial revolution where computers started to be part of the daily business landscape. Vast amounts of “information” were now created, stored and transmitted by these computers. A good long run considering it is still going on.
Along comes a time, not exactly sure when, where the computer revolution became all about “data” and “tech”. These are fine things, but what are they? Data is data until someone turns it into information that is useful. Tech is certainly cool on my wrist, but isn’t it being informed of an upcoming meeting the important part? We’re still in the information age, but why doesn’t it feel like it?
First off, its not very sexy to sell information tools. Take document management for an example. Document management is there to make sure users get the information…