WHY RECORDS MANAGEMENT? TEN BUSINESS REASONS
Every business or program must address well-defined objectives which will add value, either directly to the bottom line or toward the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. Records management (RM) objectives usually fall into one of three categories:
- Service (effective and efficient),
- Profit (or cost-avoidance), and
- Social (moral, ethical and legal) responsibility.
Records management programs must manage organizational information so that it is timely, accurate, complete, cost-effective, accessible and useable. Better information, at the right time, makes better business.
Records management programs are not generally an organization’s primary business, and even though RM programs don’t usually generate income, the following are the most important reasons to set up a good records management program in your office.
- To Control the Creation and Growth of Records
- To Reduce Operating Costs
- To Improve Efficiency and Productivity
- To Assimilate New Records Management Technologies
- To Ensure Regulatory Compliance
- To Minimize Litigation Risks
- To Safeguard Vital Information
- To Support Better Management Decision Making
- To Preserve the Corporate Memory
- To Foster Professionalism in Running the Business
Here at ARM, we’re experts in each of these areas. If you have any questions about any important management issues, and how to implement them in your office, please contact Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 323-727-7277