Earlier this week, the IAM 2021 was formally opened by the traditional launch at the National Archives of Australia. The theme this year is “Building Trust – Adaptability and Capabilities” is aligned with the “Building Trust in the Public Record” policy launched by Mr David Fricker, Director-General of the National Archives of Australia. In my humble opinion, this is one of the finest information management policies constructed by this institution. In David Fricker’s opening speech, he described this policy as elegant, beautiful and simple. In his words, For the National Archives, Trust is at the centre of what they do and the reason they exist, quoting Marcus Aurelius “Trust is built slowly but destroyed quickly. Trust can make complex things possible. The absence of trust can make simple things impossible. Trust powers relationships, businesses, nations. Trust is as precious as it is fragile.”
The key message of this policy is summarised in the following statement: Government agencies will
manage information assets strategically with appropriate governance and reporting to meet current and future needs of government and community
implement fit-for-purpose information management processes, practices and systems that meet identified needs for information asset creation, use and re-use
reduce areas of information management inefficiency and risk to ensure public resources are managed effectively.
For more details about the “Building Trust in the Public Record” policy keep reading this issue of the IIM newsletter.
In the spirit of the Information Awareness, we prepared several reading pieces for you, focused on the information governance and digital workplace.
So, with the IAM 2021 on its way, visit the IAM website for the list of exciting events and initiatives prepared for you at: https://informationawarenessmonth.org/iam-2021-events/
Enjoy IAM 2021!
Yours sincerely Vladimir Videnovic National President Institute for Information Management
IAM Organisation Representatives L-R Dr Chris Colwell InfoGovANZ , Jason Macguire NAA, Vladimir Videnovic IIM, Anne Cornish RIMPA, Trish Hepworth ALIA, Nicola Laurent ASA and David Fricker NAA
Digital Workplace Author: Vladimir Videnovic, IIM National President
“Digital should be seen less as a thing and more a way of doing things” McKinsey & Company. According to the Association for Intelligent Information (AIIM Industry Watch1, up to 79% of organisations realise that they must transform into true digital businesses in order to survive: “as the currency that fuels and funds the journey, information is an organisation’s most valuable asset”. A truly digital business uses technology and advanced approaches to create and supply the Right Information to support the creation of new value in business models, enhancement of customer experiences, and optimisation of organisational capabilities to support core operations in a more efficient and effective way. The information environment in a digitally mature organisation empowers business users with the appropriate skills, tools, governance structures and techniques. This allows users to confidently access and analyse trusted Information (from appropriate sources, in accordance with their role and access rights) via a variety of interfaces, regardless of location, organisational unit or technical skills.
National Archives of Australia: “The Building Trust in the Public Record”
The Building trust in the public record: managing information and data for government and community policy identifies key requirements for managing Australian Government information assets. It helps organisations improve how they create, collect, manage and use information assets.
“The digital workplace: Think, share, do”
The digital workplace gives employees the tools they need to improve their communication, collaboration and connections with each other. Implemented effectively, it allows organisations to mitigate common risks, adhere to their regulatory compliance mandates and ultimately realise enhanced business value. In this paper, the digital workplace is described as the natural evolution of the workplace. It encompasses all the technologies people use to get work done in today’s workplace – both the ones in operation and the ones yet to be implemented, ranging from HR applications and core business applications to e-mail, instant messaging and enterprise social media tools and virtual meeting tools.
“Understanding the Digital Workplace”
In quest to manage progress of emerging digital technologies, many organisations in business and government have implemented a digital workplace strategy. By intelligently combining the technologies that many businesses already use, the digital workplace has broken down the communication barriers and is transforming employee experience to one promoting efficiency, growth and innovation.