A recent industry survey from the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM) finds that organizations receive a disappointing “C minus” for creating, capturing, and sharing information like emails and documents.
With people increasingly working from home, a lot more information is being dispersed through email and document attachments. That’s not surprising, considering only 1 in 3 organizations felt prepared for remote work prior to the COVID crisis, according to the survey.
This information deluge is not expected to slow down any time soon. The survey also found that organizations expect their information volume to grow by 4.5X (on average) over the next two years. And 57% of that information will be unstructured, including emails, text and other document formats.
Some organizations have been able to make the adjustments but many more are lagging behind. The Harvard Business Review notes that the productivity gap between the ‘best and the rest’ has widened during the pandemic. The article states, “we estimate that the best companies – those that were already effective in managing the time, talent, and energy of their teams – have grown 5% to 8% more productive over the last 12 months.” The rest of us have some work to do to catch up. Where do we get started?
According to the survey, the two most important information challenges remain “digitizing, automating, and integrating processes” (25% say it’s the top challenge), followed closely by “managing information throughout its lifecycle” (24%). These responses are remarkably consistent across different roles.
The report provides six recommendations to information managers, as follows:
The good news is that the new harmon.ie 365 offering is perfectly poised to help you with today’s information management challenges. Here’s how:
With harmon.ie 365, you’ll go from a ‘C-‘ to an ‘A+’ for creating, capturing, and sharing information like emails and documents, in no time.
Try a 30-day evaluation of harmon.ie 365 here.