Tuesday, 4th April 2017
In the first of the three insights from Jinfo's Research Focus, "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments", director of research, Robin Neidorf, identifies three areas essential to success in improving information skills.
To create an effective, sustainable strategy for improved information skills at every level of an organisation, you need three things. But none of those things are part of the information centre.
If you feel as though you're spinning your wheels with development programmes, making progress for a time and then falling back, or lacking traction with key groups, take a hard look at authority, accountability and aptitude. It's common for one, two or even all three to be missing from outreach efforts.
Partnerships and alignments with such departments as human resources, training, business units and even IT can bring these characteristics into your efforts.
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The content in the current Research Focus, "Developing an information-savvy workforce through strategic alignments", provides examples, tips, and research-based analysis of how authority, accountability and aptitude contribute to successful and sustainable workforce development of information skills.
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