When Improving Processes, Anticipate Circumstances Beyond Your Control

We spend a lot of time advocating for process improvement everywhere we can – the proven thinking being that even the best information available loses value if it can’t be effectively shared and leveraged. But there’s one element that consistently goes missing that warrants special attention: the need to anticipate circumstances beyond our control and […]

Trust is a Critical Success Factor for InfoGov

TRUST. It’s the first point in the Boy Scout Law. (A Scout is Trustworthy.) It’s an old Russian proverb made famous by a U.S. President. (Trust but Verify.) It’s printed on U.S. banknotes and coins. (In God We Trust.) And it’s foundational to success in information management / information governance.

Your Business Process Shouldn’t Break When Your Technology Does

United Airlines last week suffered (yet another) technology malfunction that affected nearly a third of its flights for the day, and at least one report related a sordid tale within which lies at least one particularly important lesson: Your business process shouldn’t break just because your technology does.

East or West, ECM is ECM

I’m halfway through a week of meetings here in Hong Kong, and today I was struck by the fact that, different though the landscape is than what I’m used to back in Boston, there is much I find familiar. There are cars, trucks, and buses – but they drive on the left side of the […]