So let's start with a really basic question: why is having a successful information governance program so hard? Admittedly, that is a loaded question that many experts in the industry have been seeking to answer since the term "information governance" came into existence. Let's take a look at some common information governance program roadblocks.
Just as a quick wrap up, below is a short explanation of the three common roadblocks above. These are actually pulled from a LinkedIn article that goes into more depth about the challenges of an information governance program.
Anyone who has been part of the corporate world unfortunately understands the issue of silos. It's no exception when it comes to an information governance program. Without an overarching strategy throughout the enterprise, any IG program is bound to fail. Being truly compliant requires buy-in from every business unit and the entire executive team.
Redundant, obsolete and trivial (ROT) data is ubiquitous within every organization. In addition to being a thorn in the side of the records management team, it significantly hampers the ability of everyday users to be efficient and the effective execution of an information governance program.
Speaking of employees, they don't make information governance any easier. Everyday users of information are generally never educated on proper governance procedures or policies. As it is not part of their core competency, IG unsurprisingly receives a lower priority during their day.