Here are three reasons why it’s important to have an active and effective information management policy:
- Compliance. An information management policy allows for companies to remain compliant within their field for managing documents and critical records. It provides a safeguard for ensuring that documents are retained for a certain amount of time and then securely destroyed.
- Education. Without an information management policy, employees don’t know the proper protocol and procedures to managing the information that they receive. Employees should all know what needs to be stored, what needs to be destroyed, and what needs to be retained for a given time period. This is critical to the overall success of the business.
- Consistency. When an information management policy is in place and enforced, it ensures that there is consistency with the types of practices that occur relating to destroying confidential information and records retention.