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Stephen Phillips Are you in a proactive state of resilience? Preparing for contract negotiations
Wednesday, 13th July 2022

The final quarter can feel daunting; a busy operating period often combined with a large number of contract renewals. Negotiations are increasingly difficult; a value based approach can provide useful levers. Learn about the practical strategies you can employ to drive the negotiating process.

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Robin Neidorf The value of information remains at the heart of it all
Friday, 8th July 2022

Jinfo’s Director of Research reflects on the fundamental question of how to measure the value of information as she retires to the status of Emerita.

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Stephen Phillips Meet these four requirements to make progress on information strategy
Wednesday, 29th June 2022

The best strategic plan goes nowhere if you don’t take action to implement it. Information managers shared at a recent Jinfo Community session their best tips for breaking their information strategies down into smaller pieces and staying on track with progress whilst keeping up with "business as usual". Their suggestions align with Jinfo’s analysis of the four requirements necessary for managing a strategy implementation plan, as outlined in our most recent addition to the Focus on Centre of Excellence.

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Stephen Phillips Is your strategic plan in a mid-year slump?
Wednesday, 15th June 2022

If progress on your strategy seems stuck, it may be time to revisit your operational plan. The latest resources in Jinfo’s Focus on Centre of Excellence offer step-by-step guidance on how to break down a Big Vision into manageable, measurable pieces. Learn more about the practical steps you can take to get from Point A to Point B without overloading your team’s capacity.

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Stephen Phillips Does your data tell a story to your stakeholders?
Wednesday, 25th May 2022

Understanding the value of information requires context, and storytelling is how we can make context clear. Jinfo’s methodology of Value Chain Analysis enables you to construct a compelling story for your stakeholders about the value of information. Wondering how it works? That’s also a compelling story – learn more.

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Robin Neidorf What can you do with Value Chain Analysis? What CAN’T you do?
Wednesday, 11th May 2022

Value Chain Analysis has its roots in client work, going back nearly a decade. Since then, information teams in a range of industries have adapted and applied it to a host of business challenges, with transformative results.

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Robin Neidorf Trust Your Knowledge, Elevate Your Standing
Wednesday, 27th April 2022

We challenge and encourage information teams to trust – and then build on – their knowledge of the business context for information. The most common response we get is, “But we don’t know, and stakeholders don’t tell us.” Here’s the secret: You know more than you think you do. Trust your knowledge.

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Robin Neidorf Change your mindset, change your world
Wednesday, 13th April 2022

Information teams want to tie value to business impact, deepen their relationships with stakeholders, and be perceived and operate as strategic partners in the business. But, before they can do any of these things, they have to shift their own mindset. Jinfo clients learn why and how through Community sessions and 1:1 work with our analysts, and the results of this shift in mindset rocks their world.

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Robin Neidorf Information leaders start in front of the mirror
Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

Information leaders have a wide range of personalities, skills and spheres of influence – there’s a leadership style that suits just about everyone. Jinfo clients explore and cultivate theirs in Community sessions and 1:1 work with our analysts. Think you aren’t leadership material? Look in the mirror and think again.

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Robin Neidorf Practise the seven habits of information leaders
Wednesday, 9th March 2022

Get our quick reference guide to the subtle shifts and practices that turn good information managers into excellent information leaders. We’re all somewhere on the journey towards leadership – take the next step with practical suggestions and examples from Jinfo clients who are also on the journey.

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