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Preserving the organisation's life‐blood: organisational change and the role of records management in the charity sector: a case study of The Children's Society

Ian Wakeling (Records, Archive and Data Protection Manager, The Children's Society, London, UK)

Records Management Journal

ISSN: 0956-5698

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

This article provides a case study that examines the relationship between records management and change management. The study focuses on a three‐year phase of intensive change management in a leading national children's charity, The Children's Society. During this period, records management became a key tool in the change management process, generating positive benefits for all stakeholders. Change causes uncertainty, fluidity and the distortion of organisational structures that can lead to the loss of business records and information. At The Children's Society records management introduced structures and systems into the change process, ensuring the retention of records to meet the needs of good governance, accountability, research and practice learning, and provide children and young people with future access to personal case file records.

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Wakeling, I. (2004), "Preserving the organisation's life‐blood: organisational change and the role of records management in the charity sector: a case study of The Children's Society", Records Management Journal, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 116-123. https://doi.org/10.1108/09565690410566774

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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