"All departments in the organisation participate in information management decisions are needed to accomplish business objectives. It is staff responsibility"
Information users are the key stakeholders in the application of technology to address a business need. In order to ensure information management is aligned with the business, all departmentsor business functions in the organisation must be involved in all aspects of the information environment.
The business experts from across the organisation and the technical staff responsible for developing and sustaining the information environment need to come together as a team to jointly define the goals and objectives of IT. Added into this mix are human resources and additional risk managers, for example lawyers.
To operate as a team, every stakeholder will need to accept responsibility for developing the information environment. Commitment of resources in business departments/functions will be required to implement this principle.