The US and many other nations are experiencing the most severe recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Financial institutions are collapsing, companies are downsizing, and the retail industry is reeling. In the same vein, records and information management (RIM) program managers need to fight program reductions and seek new opportunities in these hard times. Steadfast leadership, skillful advocacy, effective crisis management, maintaining quality while improvising new approaches, and motivating program staff can help managers pilot their programs toward a better future. The following are 5 strategies RIM professionals can use to navigate through the economic storm: 1. Provide steadfast leadership. 2. Let your program's light shine. 3. Pay more attention to people. 4. Use imaginative approaches if downsizing is anticipated. 5. Capitalize on new opportunities and plan the program's future.
FACING THE ECONOMIC STORM: Navigating RIM Programs Through Hard Times Bruce W Dearstyne Information Management Journal; Mar/Ap
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