I always enjoy advice to graduates columns, especially when they combine it with another favorite subject of mine – the quest for a digital workplace. This article speaks to the many technological advances that are second nature to today’s graduates and how they contribute to an evermore complicated business environment which Information Governance professionals grapple with every day.
I will say that I do disagree with the author’s view that any organization that appears to be heavily reliant on paper in it’s business process should be studiously avoided. If the new graduate aspires to be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, teacher, nurse or work for many local, state or federal agencies they will have to deal with manual business processes and outdated technology. I might suggest that the young graduate instead understand that most of these organizations are in the midst of adapting to new technologies and there is an opportunity for them to bring their enthusiasm for it to their new job.
One of the greatest challenges any organization faces introducing new business processes or technology is getting their workforce to adopt it. Training and change management is a critical part of information governance which are made easier with a staff that is eager to learn.