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Craig Grimestad Craig Grimestad
Craig Grimestad is a Senior Consultant with Iron Mountain Consulting. His specialty is designing Records and Information Management core components with a sub-specialty for RIM auditing. He considers RIM implementations to be efficiency improvements. His passion is for the establishment of corporate Information Governance that extends from the Board Room to the desktop for all employees. Craig holds a Masters of Science degree in Engineering from The University of Illinois. Prior to joining the Iron Mountain Team in 2008, Craig was Records Manager for the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors where he participated in the development of the GM Corporate RIM program. He implemented and managed Electro-Motive Division’s RIM program. Craig is a recognized thought leader with a regular column and occasional feature articles in iQ magazine (the journal of RIM Professionals Australasia), featuring his blog series “The Psychology of Records Management”.
The Psychology of RIM – Energize Compliance with Communication

Establishing a communications plan – with regular communications about information governance (IG) and records and information management (RIM) – will enable the workforce to see IG/RIM as dynamic, a corporate priority and relevant to daily activities.  Communication? Yes, communication. We already touched on communications when we discussed that training will […]


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The Psychology of Records Management: Energize Compliance with Clear and Doable Requirements

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who is trying to instruct you on what to do, but ends up confusing you with multiple options? Or there is one hour available to do a task and you are given a task that would take many hours of work? […]


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The Psychology of Records Management – What’s In It For Me?

Individuals would do well to develop a positive attitude towards Information Governance (IG) and Records and Information Management (RIM), regardless of the environment established by their company (see: The Psychology of Records Management – Energize Compliance by Changing the Company Attitude). The question sometimes asked, but always present, when it […]


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The Psychology of Records Management – Energize Compliance by Changing the Company Attitude

As noted last time (The Psychology of Records Management – Energize Compliance with Motivation and Training), Information Governance (IG) and Records and Information Management (RIM) initiatives often stall when it comes to full compliance for individuals at the desktop level. Motivation and training are most helpful, but not alone in […]


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The Psychology of Records Management – Energize Compliance with Motivation and Training

Information Governance (IG) and Records and Information Management (RIM) initiatives often stall when it comes to full compliance for individuals at the desktop level.  Some of this is due to a perception that understanding what a record is, the Records Retention Schedule, managing email, and following IG/RIM policies and procedures, […]


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