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Information innovation: it’s all about people

Information innovation: it’s all about people PurposeThis paper discusses the importance of effectively engaging people in sharing information and managing its implementation across organisations as a key part of successful change initiatives.Design/methodology/approachConsideration why information is important to an organisation and how people and space contribute to its current and future effective management.FindingsHow flexibility of working practices and the creative management of physical and virtual space empowers and enables change in innovating new working practices.Research limitations/implicationsHow creative thinking contributes to flexibility and streamlining of established practices to achieve effective information management. There is no “final answer” – it is an ongoing iterative process which depends on people engagement for continued success.Practical implicationsWithin a working environment of ongoing change, it is important that the value of engaging people in organisational change is embedded as a key part of assuring continuing successful outcomes.Social implicationsThe methods of engaging people in successful change need to be carefully considered to maximise overall outcomes reflecting a “hearts and mind” perspective. Approaches used are often individual to different groups within wider communities. All contribute to achieving effective change outcomes across a whole organisation.Originality/valueToday’s information age is ever changing. People are an organisations best asset. An effective information management system enables a flexible, agile and response to access data, develop information and progress knowledge to build ongoing sustainability. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information and Learning Science Emerald Publishing

Information innovation: it’s all about people

Information and Learning Science , Volume 118 (11/12): 3 – Nov 13, 2017

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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2398-5348
DOI
10.1108/ILS-08-2017-0087
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper discusses the importance of effectively engaging people in sharing information and managing its implementation across organisations as a key part of successful change initiatives.Design/methodology/approachConsideration why information is important to an organisation and how people and space contribute to its current and future effective management.FindingsHow flexibility of working practices and the creative management of physical and virtual space empowers and enables change in innovating new working practices.Research limitations/implicationsHow creative thinking contributes to flexibility and streamlining of established practices to achieve effective information management. There is no “final answer” – it is an ongoing iterative process which depends on people engagement for continued success.Practical implicationsWithin a working environment of ongoing change, it is important that the value of engaging people in organisational change is embedded as a key part of assuring continuing successful outcomes.Social implicationsThe methods of engaging people in successful change need to be carefully considered to maximise overall outcomes reflecting a “hearts and mind” perspective. Approaches used are often individual to different groups within wider communities. All contribute to achieving effective change outcomes across a whole organisation.Originality/valueToday’s information age is ever changing. People are an organisations best asset. An effective information management system enables a flexible, agile and response to access data, develop information and progress knowledge to build ongoing sustainability.

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Information and Learning ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 13, 2017

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