The value derived from “Designing an Effective Corporate Information, Knowledge Management, and Records Retention Compliance Program”

September 29, 2016

document reviewThis blog, to date, has focused in individual ideas, concepts, and principles that can help lawyers and professional record managers deliver record keeping advice and counsel to their corporate clients.  This blog posting takes a somewhat different approach that tries to show readers how he or she can derive considerable value from reading, studying, absorbing, and practicing the thousand ideas, concepts, and principles  from the entire treatise, Designing an Effective Corporate Information, Knowledge Management, and Records Retention Compliance Program.

Simply put, this treatise is the premier and most comprehensive treatise on organizing and managing corporate knowledge ever published.  This treatise is specifically designed to serve lawyers and record management professionals effectively serve and counsel their corporate clients.

Lawyers and record management professionals learn from and consult this treatise when they need to:

  • Develop new business relationships with prospective clients.
  • Answer client questions about how to effectively organize and manage their critically valuable corporate knowledge.
  • Face a corporate liability resulting from poor or inadequate corporate record keeping.
  • Advise a corporate client who is frustrated by and seeks an answer to obscure questions about corporate records retention.
  • Help company personnel that have been continually frustrated because they cannot easily and quickly locate and use critical corporate knowledge.
  • Advise corporate leadership when they are searching for an integrated solution to managing corporate information and knowledge.
  • Get help for a lawyer who wants to substantially expand his or her practice or offer a new practice area to existing corporate clients.

Or when:

  • They have determined that corporate personnel are ignorant of or misinformed about how to use and preserve critically valuable corporate knowledge in corporate records.
  • Corporate personnel need to be trained and updated on the latest records management secrets.
  • Corporate leadership wants to be assured that they are in full and complete compliance with all record keeping laws and regulations.
  • Affirmative action needs to be asserted on behalf of the company to protect its own interests.
  • Company leadership and its personnel are continually being frustrated because they cannot easily and quickly locate and use critical corporate knowledge or the records in which they are contained.
  • The corporate client asks and needs to be assured that are receiving the best and most comprehensive and professional corporate and records management counsel and advice.

This treatise differs from all other records management books because it:

  • Focuses on corporate information, knowledge, and records management in the most comprehensive and complete way possible.
  • Concentrates on the quality of corporate information and knowledge rather than just on the mechanical aspects of organizing and managing paper or electronic records and files.
  • Deals with the specific record keeping requirements of a vast number of legal practice areas, including such potentially crippling areas as Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Takes an affirmative or preventive law approach to the subject of managing corporate information and knowledge.
  • Deals with corporate compliance requirements and issues but goes beyond compliance so as to make corporate information and knowledge management effective, efficient, and financially sound as possible.
  • Emphasizes to corporate leadership the critical importance that corporate information and knowledge plays in corporate success.
  • Shows corporate lawyers and records professionals how they can and should serve and leaders in their client’s organizations.
  • Teaches lawyers and professional record managers how to most effectively serve their corporate clients in capturing and managing their corporate information and knowledge.

Readers of this blog are again invited and welcome to submit ideas that are not yet but need to be covered in my volume Designing an Effective Corporate Information, Knowledge Management, and Records Retention Compliance Program and also are invited and welcome to submit their proposed solutions to those ideas.

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