There is an old reliable saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. The saying has been around forever because it’s true. Think about the invention of the television; it was such a technological advancement that it rapidly replaced radio shows. This is also true with books. I’ve loved the observing the evolution of book types while reading to my niece at night. She’s quickly advancing from picture books to chapter books as she grows up. However, picture books are easier for children to understand, because the pictures speak volumes. The internet has taken this to a new level, where we have pictures and words, and we can interact with what we’re reading.
It’s a little bit more challenging in business. We write decks with words and pictures to illustrate what we’re trying to say. When done right the pictures get across a point in a more meaningful, concise, and easy to comprehend way. The growth of information, both paper and digital, is a big concept.
Taking these thoughts into consideration, we created an infographic (below) on Modern Records Management. It depicts the evolution of records management within the federal government – from the current state of information overload to outlined steps for improvement. Proper records management is the backbone of Open Government, and Open Government has been at the forefront of the Obama Administration.
Ready to modernize your government records management program? Take a look to at our picture journey.