Information flows are like blood in the veins: it must flow and adhere to the most important messengers. Visualize with a map where you can improve your flows and implement these optimized nodes immediately.
As you know, an organization that is to develop or has to deal with setbacks must be able to breathe, so to speak; it must be able to react, to adapt. Information flows are an important tool for this. Yes, you read correctly; good old information is the artery that keeps your company alive. If they are in accurate condition, you work smoothly, everyone gets what you need.
This is about human collaboration and also about electronically held content. Both play a role. The trick is to have the optimal flows.
We take a closer look at the functions of information. They can be classified under the categories:
- important to be able to do work,
- important to get even more information
- create collaboration,
- create trust.
What is actually information with me and in my team?
Consider what information is important for your work in each case. The same applies to the information of your employees. But you don’t have to know all of them yourself; stick to yours. Add them up; you will see how many there are. Stick to your core processes and start from there. A mind map is also helpful for this.
Which are important information carrier nodes: People, places, repositories, or media?
Analyze on the basis of your outline or mind map which information helps you to get even more information: which people are bearers of further information according to experience, which usually prove to be useful or valuable? Who helps further – or what or which place – to complete information? Who always knows something more or has sources of new information? Become clear about this, too. You can also record this, preferably by designating nodes now and naming the places or people. In doing so, be as specific as possible.
Information creates collaborations
If you look over your notes, you will notice that actual collaborations exist at individual nodes. Again, realize that collaborations based on information sharing are important. Consider how, in your work or even in your team, you give these collaboration points the importance they deserve – as measured by the level of importance of the information that flows. Circle these points and think about how you can anchor them in your daily life. Where can you create reminders to maintain the information nodes? Where can you maintain them regularly, if necessary? In fixed vessels. The point is not to achieve the highest possible cadence, but only the one that is necessary. Formality can also play a minor role if it is important to cultivate collaboration and free exchange u. You can also book a lunch here.
Collaboration creates trust
We started with information. These actually dry bites have now come to life:
- because we are talking about information that is important to you,
- because you have become aware of information and related collaborations,
- because you strengthen trust.
If you think about the added value in your work, you will realize that this is about trust. Sharing and the enjoyment of sharing is always an added value between people. It’s the same with sharing information. And successful and fulfilling work always has to do with experienced trust. Passing this on and granting it is a human principle. So think about information with these principles in mind and use the opportunity to become more aware of it. This is how information becomes a carrier of trust.