⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄

10 principles of effective information management

⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄
10 principles of effective information management

Managing Information is a usual challenge for many businesses and organizations. The more information and people, the harder and more complex on information management projects and initiatives. Information system is not the only component that needs to address. James Robertson has written an article on 10 principles to ensure that information management are effective:

  1. recognise (and manage) complexity
  2. focus on adoption
  3. deliver tangible & visible benefits
  4. prioritise according to business needs
  5. take a journey of a thousand steps
  6. provide strong leadership
  7. mitigate risks
  8. communicate extensively
  9. aim to deliver a seamless user experience
  10. choose the first project very carefully

I see principle five, take a journey of a thousand steps, is the most important one. In many cases, the group are too ambiguous on trying to resolve all of the issues at once. Pulling off those project is costly, difficult to plan and likely will create a downtime for the business. Instead, the project should be designed with smaller changes which can incrementally improve the whole infrastructure.

10 principles of effective information management – [KM Column]

More by this author

Leon Ho

Founder of Lifehack

11 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Complete any Task in New Year
Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas
10 Ways to Extend Laptop Battery Life
Bob Parsons on His 16 Rules for Survival
Free note taking templates and techniques

Trending in Lifehack

1 5 Simple And Obvious Tips For Better Communication 2 2 Minutes Book Summary: Talk Like TED 3 1 Minute Book Summary: The Productivity Project 4 2 Minutes Book Summary: How to Read a Book 5 1 Minute Book Summary: Always Hungry?

Read Next

Advertising
Advertising

Explore the Full Life Framework

Advertising
Advertising