Records Management Self-Assessment

Throughout the history of B&R we've encountered organization after organization that struggles with records management. Some organizations think they're "doing" records management, right up until the point that someone asks for a record and it can't be found—or even worse, when a record that is well past its' retention period pops up during discovery. 

We've been around the block, and we've seen it all. From organizations that are still storing records on file shares, in email, inside of filing cabinets, or even worse—putting them in boxes and shipping them off site. Many organizations cringe when someone asks for a record, or when a discovery request comes in, because it's just so much manual work to find records. 

Not having your records in a centralized location that's easily accessible and auditable wastes time. Many organizations recognize and define retention policies, but either don't enforce them, or simply can't enforce them due to the way they're storing their records. 

Over the years, we've honed in on a few key questions to assess the maturity of your organization's records management practices. Answer these questions honestly and objectively; if your answers to any of these questions concern you then it might be time to reevaluate your approach to records management. 

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