Business Chops Tip #57: How Comprehensive Is Your Information Policy?
Our industry has been in the center of the information age for years. Sometimes, though, the capabilities of our information systems grow faster than our knowledge of how to manage the risks.
For example, just because you "can" keep sensitive data with you everywhere you go doesn¹t mean you "should." Enterprise confidentiality policies have been commonplace, and employees are typically well versed in them.
However, leading edge companies also have information policies and procedures covering every aspect of data handling from what is backed up where, to how records are shredded by bonded services. How securely protected is your company¹s information capital?
Author's Note: Creative and technical professionals (from musicians and actors to designers and engineers) rely on their "chops": those skills and techniques that they use to be successful on the job. Stiernberg Consulting coined the term Business Chops to encompass those skills, experience, and tactics that you rely on to be more successful. Whether you are a dealer, manufacturer, distributor, rep, or design firm, this series includes tips and techniques for optimizing sales, profits, and growth of your Custom Retail business.