Can information productivity aid economic recovery?

The ongoing cost of staying lazy about information governance

The business of productivity

The Coronavirus pandemic has revealed how essential an innovative digital infrastructure is to maintain productive work in developed countries. Within days, workplaces were able to utilise technology to create an emergency work-from-home culture. Info-Organiser clients could access all necessary files remotely as needed. For businesses that need to maintain a skeleton staff onsite, Info-Organiser enables document compliance and overall efficiency to continue business without interruption.

Info-Organiser began in 1999 with a paper-free commitment to increase productivity for businesses while also reducing paper consumption for the planet. In 2020, the global issue for digital productivity is beyond paper, yet infrastructure and innovation remain key.

UN Sustainable Development Goals address a bigger picture

As we continue to watch the global numbers of COVID-19 climb around the world, we see that the story in developing countries is very different, due largely to limited technology. Viewed from Australia, it seems surreal that almost half of the global population does not have access to the Internet. The United Nations addresses this gap for developing countries under Goal 9 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which is to: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

All 17 Goals form a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected with a target to be achieved by 2030.

The UN has provided an updated COVID-19 response to these goals that states: ‘Once the acute phase of the COVID-19 crisis is over, governments will need investments in infrastructure more than ever to accelerate economic recovery, create jobs, reduce poverty, and stimulate productive investment.’

Caring is your responsibility

In developed countries such as Australia, it is the responsibility of businesses to aid in sustainable economic recovery. Businesses need to reassess how they evolve operations to include remote access to information and document management. Compliance and security needs must be made essential to decision making, rather than an afterthought.

For far too long, Australian businesses have been operating with outdated and lazy information governance processes. We believe that caring for information is an extension of caring for people. Care creates a sustainable platform for workplaces to thrive in times of crisis and recovery.

Using a digital filing system like Info-Organiser is one attainable step you can take towards maintaining a sustainable culture of agile responsiveness and inter-connectivity in business. You can learn more about all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals here: