7 Innovative Thinkers Who Will Up Your Knowledge Management Game

Inkling

From strategizing employee development to integrating new knowledge management tech to fostering a supportive company culture, keeping up with the latest thought leaders on so many topics is no easy feat. Follow these people to expand your mind and, hopefully, inspire a fresh take on workplace knowledge. 3 things research tells us: learning should feel difficult; forget in order to learn; connect old and new knowledge [link].

Top Characteristics of a Successful Knowledge Management System

WalkMe Training Station

You need a knowledge management system to help you keep track of and make the most of these assets. Any knowledge management system, just like any software platform or other piece of technology, needs to be easy to use. Everyone will need to use your knowledge management system for different reasons, and everyone will have their own preferences for how they want to access the information.

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10 Tips on How to Use Your LMS for Knowledge Management

Ed App

Knowledge management means thinking about the knowledge of your organization. All the above (and much more) is the knowledge of your enterprise and it’s vital that you also have a knowledge management system that houses all that information and data.

What is Knowledge Management? The Benefits of a Knowledge Management Strategy

WalkMe Training Station

Knowledge is everything in this world. Knowledge is power. By making the most of the knowledge available to us, we’re positioned to achieve greatness in various domains. With all this knowledge at our fingertips, it’s essential we learn how to manage it effectively. Knowledge Management is expensive – but so is stupidity!”, But what is knowledge management? Having answered the question ‘what is knowledge management?’,

Saffron seminar to herald Knowledge Management 3.0

Saffron Interactive

Saffron Interactive, leading innovators in the learning technology sector, are preparing to unveil their new vision for the future of the enterprise knowledge-base at the 2014 Learning Live show in Bishopsgate from 10-11th September. In the seminar we’ll demonstrate how you can use techniques from the semantic web to renovate your knowledge base and create a platform that thinks like your business.”

7 quick tips to improve knowledge management

Saffron Interactive

Following on from our webinar last week (you can find the recording here ), we wanted to show that improving knowledge management doesn’t always have to cost a great deal of time and money. Here are seven easy-to-implement changes and smart investments you can make to improve knowledge management systems: 1. The future is search-powered. It should also allow users to collaborate and get in touch, adding a ‘human’ context to this information.

Does Your Organization Really Need Knowledge Management Software?

WalkMe Training Station

Knowledge management is a relatively new discipline which has gained relevance in today’s technologically driven industries. Its principles are based around helping companies leverage corporate knowledge, using technologies and company practices to best effect. Conventional knowledge management systems were designed to capture information in central locations to be easily accessed when necessary. But is knowledge management software really necessary?

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IS A SIMPLE PROCESS ONCE THE RHETORIC IS REMOVED

Wonderful Brain

The benefits of knowledge management (KM) are a monster value-add to any organization. A Flash History of Knowledge Management. Then each would become a teacher and spread knowledge throughout the empire. If knowledge transfer has grown into a complex system, it’s only because the nature of organizations to pile on layers of management seeking justify the effort and deflect external examination has become endemic. What is Knowledge Management.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture.

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Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

Over the past few years, the need to become a social business and to promote enterprise-wide collaboration have taken hold in many organizations. The usual approach is to launch an enterprise collaboration platform (technology first being easy to do) and hope that people will engage and contribute with a bit of cajoling and coercing. The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy.

How Can You Get Your Employees to Share Their Knowledge?

isEazy

A company’s day-to-day dynamics make it difficult to document processes or exchange knowledge. Fostering a knowledge management culture is key to gaining agility and competitiveness. Benefits of a Knowledge Management Culture.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

The corporate community pitches in to produce and maintain organic knowledge. Knowledge contained in silos is increasingly shared, and a broader community blossoms. Moreover, it may be argued that the shifting paradigm places an increasing obligation on the SME not only to share their knowledge with the wider organisation, but also to maintain its currency and relevance. Which organisation do you think will be more collaborative?

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I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Each has its own culture that derives from its mission, vision, values, and the people who work there. Most employees have far stronger connections through the organization’s hierarchy consisting of layers of manager/direct report relationships. While strong, hierarchical connections also vary greatly across the organization depending on the nature of the work and individual management styles. Personal knowledge mastery is essential for globally connected workers.

How Can You Get Your Employees to Share Their Knowledge?

isEazy

A company’s day-to-day dynamics make it difficult to document processes or exchange knowledge. Fostering a knowledge management culture is key to gaining agility and competitiveness. Benefits of a Knowledge Management Culture.

Erin doesn’t get it

E-Learning Provocateur

The knowledge managers among us will know what I’m talking about… Erin: Hey! knowledge management collaboration Erin Brockovich km participatory cultureI watched Erin Brockovich again last night. It’s an excellent movie. While it’s based on a true story, the producers have obviously used their poetic licence to boost its dramatic effect.

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How to Foster a Personalized Learning Culture in Classrooms?

ProProfs

Personalized learning refers to different types of learning experiences, instructional approaches, and educational programs that are intended to address the specific learning requirements, interests, cultural backgrounds, or aspirations of individual students. Teachers also need the training to act on, analyze data as well as the time to plan, analyze, and collaborate with peers. The post How to Foster a Personalized Learning Culture in Classrooms?

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

The importance of knowledge management within organisations used to be a thing that could be easily overlooked. However, with the Baby Boomer Brain Drain phenomenon and the millennial job-hopping trend changing the face of the workforce, the harmful effects of knowledge loss are becoming more and more evident. We’ll also see how the learning and development community is innovating to combat this trend and pave the way for a more collaborative culture.

I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

There was a company culture to learn. There were collaborative partnerships to be forged. Employees have become accustomed to rapidly changing technology and have unparalleled access to an exponentially growing body of content and knowledge via the Internet. Changing Workplace Formal Learning I Believe Informal Learning Instructional Design Personal Knowledge Management Social Learning

Knowledge and the DIKW Pyramid

ID Reflections

I have just been reading the following post from HBR: The Problem with the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy This reminded me of one of my earlier posts on KM: Data, Information, Insight.A In that, I had mentioned what Luis Suarez says about knowledge and included a YouTube video by Nick Milton on data, information and knowledge. It results from a far more complex process that is social, goal-driven, contextual, and culturally-bound.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

The corporate community pitches in to produce and maintain organic knowledge. Knowledge contained in silos is increasingly shared, and a broader community blossoms. Moreover, it may be argued that the shifting paradigm places an increasing obligation on the SME not only to share their knowledge with the wider organisation, but also to maintain its currency and relevance. Which organisation do you think will be more collaborative?

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Collaboration Between Training and Digital Departments Is Now the Key to a Company’s Success

Learning Wire

Collaboration Between Training and Digital Departments Is Now the Key to a Company’s Success. In fact, collaboration between the two domains greatly benefits a company’s digital transformation. Learning & Development departments should not see Chief Digital Officers as rivals.

Trust, Tacit Knowledge and Social Business

ID Reflections

As I read the post on Resolvingthe Trust Paradox by John Hagel, I was reminded of two things—the talk on the power of vulnerability by Brene Brown and what Morten Hansen says about tacit knowledge sharing in hisbook Collaboration:How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. I hadwritten about the latter in my post Molotovcocktail = Weak ties x complicated knowledge. social_business tacit Knowledge Management Tacit knowledge Knowledge Flow John Hagel

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Why You Need a True Knowledge Sharing Culture (And What it Takes to Establish One)

Docebo

Technology can be one of your greatest assets in nurturing a knowledge sharing culture. The concept might seem simple enough, but there’s much more to establishing a knowledge sharing culture than meet the eye. But, effectively establishing a culture that embraces knowledge sharing requires careful organization, learners that actively participate and a strong online e-learning community. The Benefits of a Knowledge Sharing Culture in an Organization.

Connect to Engage: Millennials Want Collaborative, Online Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

We need to be able to access internal information and learning tools wherever we are and collaborate with those further than a few cubicles away. Offering online mentoring and learning opportunities will allow employees of all generations and levels in the organization to collaborate, learn and share ideas more easily. The definition of virtual collaboration tools, however, can be confusing. Ask A Gen Y collaboration communication learning delivery

4 Steps to Retain Top Talent

CLO Magazine

The collaborative nature of modern workplaces makes this even more evident, as it becomes more difficult to switch out teammates. Knowledge transfer : In a high turnover environment, a lack of knowledge transfer can cause delayed ramp-up times for new employees, lack of adherence to best practices and the loss of consistency. Workplace morale and productivity : Company culture and high turnover rates are deeply intertwined. With a record-high 6.7

15 Must-Have Knowledge Sharing Tools

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

GOOGLE DRIVE Features: Access to the entire Google Suite which includes Google Docs, Forms, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Sites, Calendar, Hangouts and Google+ for all of your collaborative and storage needs. CAGE For the creatives, Cage is a visually-pleasing project-management platform that boasts "making sharing work with clients easy." Cost: Starter package $15 per month with unlimited guests, Collaboration package $49 per month (all features +). Knowledge Management

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Open learning and knowledge sharing in a remote working world

CLO Magazine

However, it is a no-brainer to see that in multinational companies, the asynchronous exchange is significantly more common than synchronous collaboration. In this approach, employees are encouraged to share their tactical knowledge by creating content with the right tools.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I am not going to tread into management theory or organizational structures in this post. It is time for deep and fundamental transformation of all organizational and management principles practised with such astounding success over the past many decades. Standardization, efficiency, processes, supervisory management, planning, etc.,

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

One of the ways to keep on top of our game, and remain on the cutting edge of relevant skills and knowledge is to be a part of communities of practices and to focus on building and maintaining our PLNs with a deliberate intention to learn, share and collaborate. Moreover, since a large part of the skills and knowledge required to handle tasks and problems today are emergent, the possibility of training gets ruled out.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

It has to be integrated into the culture and the organizational way of working and being. Social learning is much more a cultural outcome than a process or a program to be followed. The operational as well as the cultural norms of a majority of our organizations date back to the days of Taylor when standardization was a much sought after aspect to bring about efficiency, reduce errors and shorten turnaround time. Cooperation and collaboration to use Harold Jarche’s words.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. Emergent Learning is a condition and an outcome of organizational culture, strategy and purpose.

Working out Loud and Serendipity

ID Reflections

I have been thinking for a long time about what we, as L&D, need to and can do to foster a culture of sharing and collaborative learning to meet the challenges of a distributed workplace with dispersed expertise and complex work situations. Thus, w orking out loud is intrinsically linked to two critical aspects of becoming a good learner -- Personal knowledge Management (PKM) and building one''s Personal Learning Network (PLN).

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

A MOOC is an intrinsically participative, collaborative mode of learning. However, it is the discussions, collaborative project works, and user-generated content and context that often spill over outside the course boundary which differentiates a MOOC from any regular online course. The notion of collaborating and sharing to learn more deeply and enduringly isn’t yet pervasive. Yet, the new age of complexity calls for collaboration and cooperation.

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

It has to be integrated into the culture and the organizational way of working and being. Social learning is much more a cultural outcome than a process or a program to be followed. The operational as well as the cultural norms of a majority of our organizations date back to the days of Taylor when standardization was a much sought after aspect to bring about efficiency, reduce errors and shorten turnaround time. Cooperation and collaboration to use Harold Jarche’s words.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

A MOOC is an intrinsically participative, collaborative mode of learning. However, it is the discussions, collaborative project works, and user-generated content and context that often spill over outside the course boundary which differentiates a MOOC from any regular online course. The notion of collaborating and sharing to learn more deeply and enduringly isn’t yet pervasive. Yet, the new age of complexity calls for collaboration and cooperation.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

This allows them to exercise the value that emerges from collaborating with other humans on open-ended, creative endeavors. The table below captures the shifts as I see it: I have been writing about social and collaborative learning, the importance of communities of practices and networked learning skills like building one’s PLN and PKM for some time now. An individual worker can be efficient; but innovation calls for collaboration , conversation , and cognitive diversity.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

A community grows around a domain where practitioners share their insights, knowledge and doubts, the work processes. A community grows through conversation, collaboration, and showcasing of work in progress. Explicit and tacit knowledge gets shared. Given that the organization culture encourages sharing and transparency, it still takes some effort to create a community space that is safe. This is where a community manager can be indispensable.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

“ I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” Don Tapscott (italics mine). A truly social business encapsulates the necessary preconditions for social learning — transparent, supportive and collaborative. A hierarchical, permission-driven organization will find it very difficult to get employees to collaborate or cooperate voluntarily.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

“ I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” A truly social business encapsulates the necessary preconditions for social learning — transparent, supportive and collaborative. A hierarchical, permission-driven organization will find it very difficult to get employees to collaborate or cooperate voluntarily.