When you think of ‘records management’, what comes to mind?
Maybe a file room or closet filled with filing cabinets or records boxes that may be a mess. Or perhaps you think of the loose stack of paper at the end of the hall waiting to be filed, but there’s no time to get to it. Some office managers might cringe at the thought of visiting the off-site storage unit stacked to capacity with various boxes in no particular order because they need to pull the hardcopy for a client matter closed four years ago. Others might think of the bottom line, productivity lost, efficiency hampered, money wasted.
Or maybe your response is among the most common: “I don’t think of records management.”
Whichever category you fit into (and there are many more I have not listed), you may be pleased to know that there are simple, cost-effective solutions to all of these problems. The key in records management is to identify three very important answers to three very simple questions:
- What are you doing?
- What does it cost?
- Is it working?
The answers to these simple questions can often be complex and seem over-whelming, but what records management does is provide a framework within which these questions can adequately and usefully answered, while at the same time providing a pathway to solving whatever problems may exist in your current approach to records management.
Stay tuned to this blog to keep current on the latest productivity-enhancing and money-saving ideas and trends that will have your place of work back on its feet in no time. Over the foreseeable future, we’ll provide suggestions on how you can ask the right questions that will lead you to the right conclusions and help your business to:
- Implement Cost-saving Measures
- Improve Organizational Efficiency
- Refocus on Core Business Functions
- Comply with Government and Industry Regulations
More to come…