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How the role of the information management professional is being reinvented for the digital age — study Byemployers expect their records and information managers to be competent in risk management The term 'Information' is often interpreted to mean 'digital data' so when people talk about information management, what they most often are thinking is 'IT'.
Records and information managers, not to mention their colleagues in the IT department, know that the terms are not the same. They understand that what constitutes information created and received by organisations is far broader than digital data alone.
The reality is that information is derived from all of these things and more, including emails and texts, voice recordings of incoming enquiries, customer databases, social media, artifacts, and the internet of things. It is a role that should help organisations balance the challenges of keeping information secure and compliant with the growing demand to analyse and extract insight from information for potential business competitiveness and growth opportunities.
The information management professional of the future, and indeed today, will require a broad skill set. However, the report also reveals that these skills may not be enough on their own.
Employers want records and information professionals to identify new opportunities for efficient information management and to be able to support colleagues through times of disruptive change, such as a merger, acquisition or divestiture. The findings reveal similar mismatches between what employers expect and what their information professionals currently deliver for innovation and strategic thinking.
Instead of focusing only on regulatory compliance and process, records and information professionals should become more passionate about proactively helping people do their jobs. This could be as simple as structuring a line of business file repository in a way that directly supports the end-user as opposed to themselves or more complex, such as assisting the data analytics team in locating and accessing information to achieve greater productivity.
Records and information managers need to evolve into information management professionals with stronger technical, analytical and management skills, complemented by the confidence to mediate and guide.
Through re-invention the information management professional can meet the expectations of employers and demonstrate their value to the organisation.People are all digital From hi-tech manufacturers to high street hairdressers, businesses will need to embrace the digital workplace.
Whether it’s managing customer data or bookings, maintaining a happy, flexible workforce or ensuring that employees have the technological tools to succeed, digital will reach into every area, industry and mentality in the modern world.
Digital-age problem solving combines three key skills and concepts essential to understanding and solving problems in the information age: data literacy, design thinking, and computational thinking. Data literacy is the ability to analyze, interpret, and tell stories using complex sets of data.
Within these areas, we have identified more than digital skills, such as the ability to understand digital business models, the ability to design cutting-edge digital products, and the ability to use agile working methods outside of IT.
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In the last few months, I have been thinking a lot about the skills and knowledge that we need for the digital age.
I’m not talking about technology skills, but life skills. In his book, Hamlet’s Blackberry, author William Powers observes that every new technology both solves problems and creates new challenges.
The skills needed in a digital age Figure Using social media for communication is an essential skill for a digital age Knowledge involves two strongly inter .