This module will enhance your knowledge of information management and suggest useful ways in which you can apply the learning to your department.
The module will cover the following issues:
- Why information is important
- The nature of the management job
- The information needs that you have as a manager
- A simple framework for analyzing information needs
- The information management life cycle
- Relationships between information and people.
we look at what we mean by information management.
What information do you need to provide to the people that you work with: those who depend upon you and those upon whom you depend?
Effective transmission of information allows the organisation to move forward, so it is important that the information is dealt with correctly.
Why do you think that it is necessary to control who has access to an organization's data?
It's not necessary to have a deep understanding of technology in order to manage information well. However, it is useful to know what relevant technologies there are, and how they are being applied.
Part of a manager's role is to create an operational environment where people can be fully effective. Inevitably this will involve introducing and managing information systems - and encouraging an information culture where information is valued, respected and maintained efficiently.
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