A governance program can benefit an organization because it does the following:

  1. Facilitates strategic planning and efficient decision-making.
  2. Builds a common understanding of the content and users’ technology.
  3. Provides a forum for users to advocate for their needs.
  4. Establishes clear user feedback and support channels.
  5. Grows understanding of required roles and responsibilities.
  6. Monitors data quality and ongoing value.

The above is an excerpt from Governance Is No Longer Optional