Motivators are topics or issues that are particularly relevant or important to your organization, and likely to be the things Senior Executives are most concerned about. Robust access to digital materials can support each of these concerns and can add value to each of these areas in a number of ways.

Each of the Risks and Opportunities identified within the Exectuive Guide have been associated with one of the following ‘Motivators’ to help you select which statements might have the most impact within your organization.

Click on each Motivator to see which Risks and Opportunities might be applicable to your organisation: 

  • Accountability

    Being responsible for what an organization does and being able to give a satisfactory reason for it, or the degree to which this happens. Includes transparency: conducting organizational and financial activities in an open way without any element of concealment, so that processes can be trusted to be fair and honest

  • Authenticity

    The digital material is what it purports to be. In the case of electronic records, it refers to the trustworthiness of the electronic record as a record.

  • Business Continuity

    The ability of an organization to continue to function with as little disruption as possible, even in abnormal circumstances. Incorporates any factor relating to the organization’s core mandate and everything required to deliver this, including the environmental, hierarchical and political factors and policies, along with human and individual characteristics, which influence the culture within an organization.

  • Compliance

    Adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to an organization’s business processes and operational area.

  • Corporate / Cultural Memory

    The accumulated body of data, information, and knowledge created in the course of an individual organization's existence or throughout the course of history.

  • Costs 

    Any factor relating to organizational expenditure or financial penalties.

  • Enabling Research

    The ability of an organisation to facilitate and provide the necessary resources to enable research.

  • Reputation

    Any factor relating to the good name or standing of an organization. Incorporates branding: the extent to which consumers are familiar with the qualities or image of an organizational brand. Being able to access corporate history in digital form, in a timely fashion, can support this.

  • Revenue

    Any factor relating to organizational income or earnings.

  • Security

    Any factor relating to the safety, security and integrity of the digital materials and the systems and architecture used to preserve them.

  • Technology

    Any factor relating to the integrity and operation of the systems, storage, hardware or software required to preserve digital materials

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