If you have ever responded to a disaster, you have likely made an infinite number of decisions and taken an infinite number of actions. Information has informed these decisions and actions in some way. However, had the information been delivered in the right way at the right time, you probably would have been more efficient and effective with your time. Having the information in the right way allows you to spend more time mastering your objectives rather than mastering the art of data and information management.
Situation Reports (SitReps) are a great example of information delivered in a more usable way. However, SitReps were created in an era when paper documents reigned supreme and when that was the best way to convey information to a large group of people. As technology becomes better and more data is available, though...Read More