M.A. / Organizations become increasingly dependant on information. We live in an era called the information age, where there is an overwhelming amount of information and information resources available. Internal and external information is vital for the survival and success of the organization. Information is not static. It flows from one point to another and in the process value is added to the information. Sharing of information is crucial for managing an organization. Information management is therefore an important factor to optimize usage of information. In order to supply the right person with the right information in the right format, information systems should be replenished by human ability. This system is designed to support the employee in his work and to lead management in their decision making. Resources are managed according to certain rules. Information can be managed by means of an information policy or -strategy. Because the information strategy is more detailed than the information policy, this study considers the advantages and development of an information strategy for an enterprise. The above-mentioned will be applied to education as it is today. In this respect it is vital to keep in mind that education is involved in the education and forming of learners. Information and standardization is of the utmost importance to the professional educators involved in this process. For the educators, parents, administrative staff and learners to make decisions, the information must reach them in time. In the second half of this citation, an empirical study was conducted to determine the status of the information flow in the education department. Knowledge of the following were tested: information management, the current practice of information flow, the participants, and the response on required information. Appointments with selected participants were made by telephone and information were gathered by questionnaire. The information was then analyzed and interpreted according to the principles of the grounded theory. In spite of the fact that information management is an unmistakable part of an enterprise, there are no standing principles for the dissemination of information within the education department. There is an urgent need for the management of information in order to better the information flow in the education department. It is suggested that the enterprise should implement an information management plan as soon as possible, and attend to the information flow within the education department. Information must be supplied to the persons involved in the desired format and on the required time, for the education department to be informed.
|08 January 2009
|South African National ETD Portal
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