Stage 1: Accidental
Based on your answers, your organization is most likely at the ACCIDENTAL stage of information maturity.
In order to progress, organizations at the accidental stage tend to need to become familiar with the core concepts of information architecture, taxonomy, and governance best practices.
Stages of Enterprise Information Maturity
Information, processes, and business goals exist in silos.
Integrating information across boundaries only occurs via time-consuming ad hoc processes.
Personalization, cross team collaboration, analytics, etc. are almost impossible due to lack of consistency of information across the organization.
2. Grass Roots
Instances of SME-led or even executive enthusiasm, and empowerment mostly driven by personal heroics at a department level have emerged.
But there’s no coherent view of how to move forward.
Lack of organizational alignment and incremental, tactical focus leads to skepticism and frustration. Opportunities seen & projects defined, but limited traction.
Initial success synchronizing information leads to optimism, but a unified information strategy is still elusive.
Executives may see the benefits of unifying information and eager teams are developing capabilities, but organizational transformation is still nascent.
Organizational alignment, adoption and compliance have solidified.
An enterprise-wide information model is in play. A capabilities, technology and resourcing roadmap exists.
New capabilities can be on-boarded efficiently. There is a rational, orderly governance framework.
Information is a strategic organizational asset that has quantifiable equity.
It is core to the organization’s identity, business strategy, and operations.
As a center of excellence, the organization is continuously improving.
Information is available as an always on real-time digital service.
We know there is a lot of nuance at every organization. That’s why we provide a free, 30-minute consultation to discuss your results in more detail and determine how to progress to the next stage.
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