About Blake Richardson

My name is Blake E. Richardson, CRM. I am the author of Records Management For Dummies and Records and Information Management For Dummies 2.0. I have 23 years of corporate records manager experience with four Fortune 500 Companies. I have published numerous articles on records and information management RIM)-related topics. I have conducted many RIM presentations for ARMA chapters, and private organizations. I have served on the Board of Directors for the ARMA Music City and Arizona chapters. I have contributed as a subject matter expert for AIIM and with the ICRM as a Part 6 grader, and writer, and on the Legislative & Appeals Committee.

Records Management – Working from Home

We all know we live and are working in unprecedented times.  Some of us may return to the office soon, some may continue to work from home for an extended period,while others may be informed that their position has been permanently transitioned to “work from home.” Recent news reports have stated that companies are re-thinking the workplace environment.  A May [...]

By |2020-06-17T04:09:53-07:00June 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

RIM Training

In my last blog I addressed the importance of creating employee awareness for your RIM program and initiatives along with tips and recommendations. In this blog, I discuss employee training and options that will allow you to maximize your efforts.  As awareness of the RIM program and initiatives increases, it helps facilitate and obtain support for employee RIM training. Employee [...]

By |2020-05-21T13:58:48-07:00May 21st, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

RIM Awareness

My last two blog posts have addressed communication-related matters. This post also addresses communication, but in this case how it relates to RIM employee awareness and training. As I have mentioned in my past posts, effective communication is a business essential.  However, sometimes there are unique challenges when it comes to RIM communication.  Some organizations (less highly regulated) do not [...]

By |2020-05-21T13:49:14-07:00May 21st, 2020|Tips|0 Comments

Communicating for Results

In my last blog, “RIM Program Support – Education, Credibility & Communication”, I concluded by discussing, “Communication”.  It occurred to me that though I provided brief insight into my experience as an ICRM Part 6 grader and writer, and what executives and senior management leadership look for in communication, I did not adequately expound on how to create effective communications. [...]

By |2020-05-21T13:39:08-07:00May 21st, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

RIM Program Support – Education, Credibility & Communication

Do you work in a highly regulated industry?  If so, chances are your organization has a strong, mature RIM program, including executive support, and dedicated annual budget dollars to fund employee staffing, awareness, training, and RIM initiatives. Raise your hand if you don’t fall into this category.  The reality is most in our profession don’t.  We struggle convincing executive or [...]

By |2020-05-21T13:43:53-07:00May 14th, 2020|Tips|0 Comments

RIM Collaboration – Achieving Results

Collaboration – Mistakes and Learnings: As a longtime participant in the corporate world and while carrying out my Records Manager responsibilities, I recall many instances where I have observed organizational departments operating in silos,” establishing processes, implementing point-solution software, drafting policies, and making decisions without regard to the collective impact to the organization.  To be transparent, I have also been [...]

By |2020-05-09T10:09:54-07:00May 9th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

The RIM Fallacy

Introduction: Welcome to my inaugural post on Records Management Resource (RMR).  I hope as we move forward together that you find the content beneficial, practical, and applicable.  The inaugural post addresses a subject that based on my experience I feel warrants the initial attention. An objective (one of many) of this website is to provide my RIM colleagues with information [...]

By |2020-05-21T13:49:36-07:00May 1st, 2020|Articles|0 Comments