I moved house not too long ago.
Now, I’ve always been a pretty terrible record keeper in my own life.
To remedy this I tried the hoarder technique. If I thought something was even remotely important, I’d throw it in a box file and vow to come back to it one day in the future.
It was only when I came to moving, and thought I’d try to Marie Kondo my crap away, that I dug out all my box files and the piles of messy paper inside them.
I’ll be really honest with you – it’s not an approach to records management that I would recommend.
Your business probably creates exponentially more records than I do, so you certainly can’t use an unthought-out approach to records management either.
That’s why we’ve decided to take some of the basics of records management, explain them, and give you a series of actionable ways to get started taking control over the lifecycles of records in your company.
In this Process Street article, we’ll be looking at:
- What is records management?
- Why is records management important?
- The 5 key steps to records management
- How to build a records management process