Proper management is the key to success in any business. Whether it is an information technology organization, a restaurant or a farm, records management is the key to reliable management decisions. The Herald Leader out of Arkansas brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Good management records key to production.”

Ultimately, records management ensures that institutional records of vital historical, fiscal, and legal value are identified and preserved, and that non-essential records are discarded in a timely manner according to established guidelines and identified legislation.

There are many benefits of a proper records management system and strategy. It provides a more effective management of your current records (both paper and digital), reduces and/or eliminates redundancies, and provides institutional accountability and timely access to information.

At the end of the day, it helps employees do their job better by supporting the ease and efficiency of working through findability and reliability.

Melody K. Smith

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