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We asked one of our subscribers what they found most useful and what resonated most with them in the Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", in areas from the importance of knowledge in context to fully understanding research needs and how to motivate team members.
Setting aside time for strategic planning when projects demand all of your time is challenging. In a recent Jinfo Community session, participants looked at how integrating strategy discussions into stakeholder and team member meetings can help you discover which workflows, products, and services need to be developed or discontinued to align with your future goals, as well as some practical next steps you can follow.
The Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", concluded at the end of June and the Insights and Actions report is available now for all site visitors. We asked Mandy Webster, an information services manager in the legal sector, how she and her team have been using the resources from the Research Focus.
Are you working IN your department or ON your department? As a leader, the most important thing you can do on behalf of your organisation is to plan for the successful future, and yet few information managers feel they have enough time to do so.
In this Community session, Jinfo's director of...
Leadership requires continuous improvement and reinvestment but is often overlooked.
It's all too easy to work on specific tasks and busy transactional work but find it hard to justify the time required to think more strategically about the information centre as a senior-level partner to...
Successful information teams have developed the skills needed to communicate with team members as well as understand information needs and deliver executive-level results. These skills include active listening as well as presenting clear and actionable results. A recent Jinfo Community session looked at what it takes to be an effective team and provided specific actions you can use to upgrade your communication skills.
Successful information service teams need to review, optimise and reinvent their service offerings every three years. A recent Jinfo Community session explored this topic and provided specific actions you can take to review your service and optimise your processes, using two main operational models, the artisan process and the optimised process.
Our research shows that the most successful information teams possess good influencing, communication and engagement skills as well as in-depth domain knowledge.
But how do you manage and develop those members of staff who don't have those soft skills already or who don't have the will to...
Is your team's reputation a true reflection of their skills?
Jinfo's research shows that information teams achieve long-term sustainability and relevance when they match their in-depth domain expertise with powerful consulting, communications and engagement skills.
But how can you...
Moving away from day-to-day, transactional tasks, is an effort for us all. Find out how Jinfo's latest Insights and Actions report can help you to focus on the future and push back on tasks which don't aid strategy or streamlining.
Read Jinfo's new research into how to create a thriving, valuable information team - and how to convince the C-suite of its value.
Find out how Jinfo's latest Insights and Actions report can help you be an effective leader equipped with "the right stuff" to lead and inspire your information team.
Every year or two it's worth taking the time to step back to critically analyse the work your department does - and how you would approach it if you were coming into the business afresh: a "tear up" day.
This is particularly important when technology continues to move apace and can have...
In the first insight from our Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", we examine why soft skills are so critical to success for today's successful information teams.
Many information teams are struggling with when, where and how to use machine learning and AI tools in their service.
In this webinar we present our research which will help you to identify the activities and services that are mind-driven, which could be machine-driven, and why AI is not...
We live in a fast-moving world and being able to adapt to change is a key requirement for information professionals. Whilst their existing knowledge and skills are still important, they are increasingly being called upon to provide services in new ways. This is what our Research Focus, "The information team with the right stuff", is all about and this article highlights some of the articles, interviews, webinars and Community sessions we've recently published which illustrate how information teams can achieve long-term relevance.
What does a thriving, valuable information team need to be and need to deliver to its organisation? And how do we get there from today's starting point?
These are urgent questions that compete for mental energy with the day-to-day challenges of running a busy service. Every information team...
As part of Jinfo's Research Focus,"The information team with the right stuff", we conducted 14 in-depth interviews with respondents across five sectors such as finance, consulting, and manufacturing, to tease out what a thriving, valuable information team should look like, what it needs to...
We interview Jantinus Meints, global director of external content at EY, to find out how this leading multinational professional services firm organises its content and procurement to service its users around the world.
In the final part of her analysis of Jinfo's latest research, into rethinking the role of information teams, director of research, Robin Neidorf, examines the five primary barriers to achieving change in information services plus suggestions on how to overcome them and transform information work for the team and end-users.
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Document the value chain, and transform the way you think about, manage and report on your product portfolio and your information service contributions to your organisation goals.
Focus on Value Chain
Risk assessment is a required process for a healthy information department. It gauges the ability of your services, team, portfolio and overall value to withstand stress.
Focus on Risk Assessment
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