Governance provides standards for the creation and management of content. Governance includes:
- The decision authority relating to digital content
- The roles and responsibilities within an enterprise concerning content, such as who is responsible for quality control, approvals, and can authorize changes
- Which systems will be used
Governance therefore is important to the design of workflows. Governance facilitates content creation and management, by setting rules and guidelines for making decisions about how handle content, such as when old content should be deleted or revised. Governance can cover rules, regulations, and norms to be followed, which in some cases can be automated to improve operational efficiency.