Are corporate titles “information”?
“Our New Pastime: Job-Title Inflation,” Wall Street Journal, November 18, 2014 D6. Baseball teams build a title infrastructure above the General Manager. Not sure who’s ego is being catered to.
And I was struck by a similar quandary that came up in a recent episode of “Madam Secretary,” where the Secretary of State’s staff was struggling with the appropriate form of address for the head of a small nation (who also ran a bait shop).
Do titles fit the definition of corporate information, within the context of information governance? I think so. It is information used in the course of the company’s business, and as a legal matter a corporation does own the main titles, like president and probably vice-president. Does the title have value? Yes, both internally and externally. Should the corporate exercise control over it? Yes, and it does.
The point is two-fold. Information is sometimes not immediately identified as such. And I was struggling for a topic and this was the last page of today’s Journal.