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How to obtain buy-in for your records management program – Part 2

In last week’s blog post we looked at best practices and tips to help you obtain corporate buy-in for your records management program. The first batch of tips focused on obtaining senior management support. This includes demonstrating how your RM program improves the bottom line, and also how it supports larger corporate initiatives such as…Read More

How to obtain buy-in for your records management program – Part 1

Securing buy-in for an RM program isn’t always easy. Many of us have gone forth with high hopes for a new RM program, only to be met with apathy (or outright resistance) when trying to win support for the initiative. Whether you are struggling to win senior management approval or the participation of front-line staff,…Read More

10 Elements of a Successful RM Training Program – Part 2

In last week’s blog post we started to explore best practices for records management training programs. We talked about the importance of obtaining endorsement from senior management and about understanding the context in which your RM program operates. It is also important to identify your training objectives at the outset and to tailor the content…Read More

10 Elements of a Successful RM Training Program – Part 1

As you roll out new records management programs this year, you will inevitably encounter the challenge of how to train employees and enlist their cooperation. The “people side” of RM is absolutely critical for success, but how do you get it right? In a two-part blog post, we share the 10 elements of a successful…Read More

How to create an effective records management policy: Part 2

As the new year unfolds, you may be preparing to revamp your existing RM programs or to roll out new ones. Unfortunately, many good records managers have seen their programs fail because their accompanying RM policies were poorly documented or poorly implemented. To ensure the success of your records management program, it is essential to…Read More