Boost Employee Productivity with a Knowledge Management System

Paradiso

Knowledge Management System and Employee Productivity. While there are many different ways to achieve this, a knowledge management system (KMS) can be an extremely valuable tool. How Knowledge Management System improves employee productivity.

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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Stealth mentoring

Clark Quinn

I was looking for any previous post I’d made about stealth mentoring, so I could refer to it in a post I was writing, and I couldn’t find it. In a more informal sense, if you had a leader who shared discussions of their thinking with you, you’d consider that mentoring. If they’re blogging and tweeting, or otherwise leaving tracks of their thinking, they can be mentoring you and not even know it.

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.

Mentoring Results

Clark Quinn

Eileen Clegg from the Future of Talent Institute (and colleague, we co-wrote the Extremophiles chapter for Creating a Learning Culture ) pinged me the other day and asked about my thoughts on the intersection of: The new role of managers in the results-oriented work environment ( ROWE ). And I would think that the management is NOT directly invested in the product, only in the producer.

Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

With an ever deceasing half-life of knowledge , just keeping up has become a major corporate imperative. We have made little progress in preventing those repeating errors, as firms grow in size and complexity, building relationships that enable knowledge flows, keeping in the loop and finding stuff becomes a huge issue. Discovering opportunities and gaps in knowledge flows, improving personal networking and finding experts (in larger firms).

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. Barriers to Sharing Knowledge.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her work with various companies like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks and Future Group has given her a width of experience that spans instructional design, workplace learning strategy, knowledge management, social learning and community management, and people development. 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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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. Barriers to Sharing Knowledge.

The Human Factor: Social Media as Mentoring Platforms by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

Have you ever thought of social learning platforms as knowledge management tools – ways to store an organization’s knowledge so it can be tapped as needed? Could knowledge management be mentoring with a new name? Here is a brief collection of ways to use social learning platforms to promote sharing of knowledge and experience, to give guidance to those who need it, and to get a better ROI.

13 Ways to Use Your LMS as a Knowledge Development Tool

eFront

They seem to have the required talent, the relevant knowledge, the needed tools and even the desired experience, yet they are unable to reach the company goals. Extant research blames these failures on one element alone: lack of knowledge management. In this article, we present thirteen ways in which you can use your learning management system to manage your organization’s knowledge. Inadequate management support.

What a Difference a Year Makes

Tom Spiglanin

Now I was responsible for them, and there was no way to change them all overnight without falling short on the corporate expectation that a large subset of this critical knowledge be transferred to other employees in some formal manner each and every year. And I have to say the challenge of doing so, mentoring my technical experts who created the courses, and doing things in more effective ways has been gratifying.

13 Ways to Use Your LMS as a Knowledge Development Tool

eFront

They seem to have the required talent, the relevant knowledge, the needed tools and even the desired experience, yet they are unable to reach the company goals. Extant research blames these failures on one element alone: lack of knowledge management. In this article, we present thirteen ways in which you can use your learning management system to manage your organization’s knowledge. Inadequate management support.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. It means altering how the management models operate; it means questioning the existing management practices and discarding those that do not align with the spirit of social business.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. It means altering how the management models operate; it means questioning the existing management practices and discarding those that do not align with the spirit of social business.

Use New Hire Training to Ramp Up Quickly

Your Training Edge

This can be a good practice if the existing employees have the time to bring a new hire from no knowledge to functional knowledge, or if the speed of production or service allows time for OTJ training. This combination gives the new hire a well-rounded look at the job and the knowledge necessary to carry it out. Another way to prepare new hires quickly, in addition to formal training, is to create a mentor program.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

What makes knowledge so hard to capture? The tricky tacit and explicit knowledge sharing. In this article, we will define knowledge and how using your LMS, you can share tacit and explicit knowledge using some knowledge management strategies. One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. There are several ways to do that using your learning management system. In short, actionable knowledge.

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70:20:10 and the Learning Curve

Clark Quinn

Note that this assumes a good formal learning design, not rote information and knowledge test!) Still, you could think of accreting the cognitive and explicitly semantic knowledge, then restructuring that into coarse skills that don’t require as much conscious effort, until it becomes a matter of tuning a finely automated skill. My colleague Charles Jennings recently posted on the value of autonomous learning (worth reading!),

Performance & Development

Clark Quinn

For execution, we have training, performance support, performance coaching, assistance from others by cooperating, and self-designed or acquired support as part of personal knowledge management (PKM). For innovation, we want self-development by personal knowledge management, collaboration amongst individual, mentoring to develop individuals and ideas, and education to introduce new skills ideas.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

What makes knowledge so hard to capture? The tricky tacit and explicit knowledge sharing. In this article, we will define knowledge and how using your LMS, you can share tacit and explicit knowledge using some knowledge management strategies. One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. There are several ways to do that using your learning management system. In short, actionable knowledge.

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5 Simple ways to encourage learning every single day

Matrix

Identify mentoring opportunities. Establish a mentoring system, allowing senior staff coach and guide lower level employees every day. A mentor also guarantees that an employee has someone to go to with questions that might deem too insignificant for managers or bosses, making the learning process more comfortable for new employees. A mentoring program provides significant value for your organization as a whole. Knowledge management and transfer.

At the edge

Clark Quinn

This included and Enterprise Social Network and a Knowledge Management system. Instead of courses, the solution connected those with demonstrable skills to mentor those who could benefit. Another response to my request for topics asked about moving from the classroom to the ‘fringe’ Here, I have a very simple response: the case studies in Revolutionize Learning & Development.

Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies

TalentLMS

The employee onboarding process is another application of new-hire related knowledge management. Up next, we explain how your learning management system or learning portal can be employed to manage new knowledge for new hires so that it is available when needed. A learning portal or a learning management system needs to emphasize knowledge management. The related knowledge base for the task is also available as a link.

Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

Learning Visions

There''s formal training -- and then there''s all of the ways that we learn within the flow of work (performance support, collaboration, access to experts, knowledge management. access to experts (consult) knowledge management (research) performance support (perform) talent management (advance) structured learning (train) social networking and collage (share) Let''s walk through ''em now: Talent Management: people have competencies, they need them, jobs requirement them.

Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!

Gyrus

Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, and unplanned way to learn and gain knowledge, whereas formal learning is delivered in a systematic, intentional way with a reporting and evaluation process. Let’s look at below tips through, which you can incorporate informal learning in to your formal learning and development programs: Provide a knowledge management tool/platform for employees to share their learning after they attend a formal training/learning program.

Retaining Your Company’s Knowledge through eLearning

TalentLMS

By now, what we call the “2020 Information Age”, knowledge has become an asset. Immeasurable And all the while you thought, your eLearning efforts had been enough to generate “knowledge” within your company to coax in enough ROI, the much anticipated green bills. In short, as a dedicated business professional, you believed you had invested enough time, efforts and money to create eLearning courses to generate knowledge within your organization that would in turn bring in profits.

The next normal

E-Learning Provocateur

One of the biggest changes should be a shift from the traditional focus on static stocks of knowledge (a course mindset) to consideration for information flows. It means helping everyone ‘learn how to learn’ and take ownership of their own personal knowledge management process.

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Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: Our staff need to be agile in knowledge and skill development to thrive in an environment of ever faster change. What are the technology options for different states in skill and knowledge? For each ‘state’ of the learning continuum there is a technology option that is ‘fit for purpose’ Novice: Prescribed learning – This is the opportunity to develop foundation knowledge or skills.

Demystifying how we learn at the Workplace: Creating pathways for impactful learning

G-Cube

In the corporate scenario, Knowledge is what equips an employee to do his or her job better. Not only training managers, but employees themselves are fast realizing this and are open to the concept of ‘perennial learning’ in the workplace. There are many learning practices that are prevalent in the modern workplace and each one comes with its associated ‘knowledge behavior’. For coaches, it is an opportunity to hone their knowledge and refresh what they know.

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The Online Learner Expectations

TalentLMS

Apart from designing instruction content and assessment items, the mentor of the course needs to fulfill several other learners’ expectations listed below. Your writing should use a tone that creates the respect and authority of an expert mentor. Share Personal Expertise It is very crucial that the mentor shares their expertise and real-world experience with the learners. This can be done by providing task management tools available online.

How to Make A Thousand Training Videos for YouTube FAST (Customer Story)

TechSmith Camtasia

These types of video lessons are traditionally created by instructional designers and can require a dedicated learning management system and special authoring tools. Knerr proposed that unlike Avaya’s existing knowledge base, which is only available to Avaya customers with a maintenance agreement, the vast majority of videos would be available for free on YouTube’s video platform. Building a knowledge base, or any tools, is pointless if you can’t get user adoption,” said Knerr. “I

eLearning Content Development: 6 Steps to Create a Learning Problem Statement

TalentLMS

” Many companies seek eLearning services for the sole purpose of knowledge management and knowledge development. When course mentors facilitate large volumes of knowledge sharing, they feel they can filter out content for the next course. Without doubt, the online discussion forum in your learning management system is a perfect place to identify learning problems. Does the existing body of knowledge tell you what is not known about the problem area?

30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 17: Trainers Helping Trainers

Learning Rebels

When asked about informal learning and how they progressed their own knowledge of the training industry, the room got silent. I don’t have the answer but perhaps it starts with “Trainers Helping Trainers” Maybe it starts with those of us who have made it a practice to focus on learning curiosity and help those who haven’t found their way to making personal knowledge management a practice. It all starts with one new piece of knowledge at a time.

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Training Method Trends

Clark Quinn

LMS - Learning Management Systems - are growing at one of the fastest rates of any of the established methods. I'm not surprised, but I'm sure there continues to be pain ( Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas , Tracking Without an LMS , LMS Dissatisfaction on the Rise , Do You WANT an LMS? What was my biggest surprise - online mentoring / tutoring shows a drop. Some differences: Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) show greater increase in education - good luck with that.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

NetMeeting – Centra – etc.). · Video presentations. · Interactive Computer-based Training (CD-ROM). · Distance Learning. · On-line mentoring. · On-the-job-training. · Chat-rooms. · In-person mentoring. · Web-based community. · Knowledge Management System. The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude.

Learning and Performance Ecosystems

Association eLearning

Having L&D” means you have people and resources specifically dedicated to creating (and hopefully curating and managing) learning assets. The eLearning Guild has identified six primary components of learning and performance ecosystems: Talent Management: People want to advance their careers and find where they fit in. Providing talent management also signals that the organization cares about the people in it.

When Traditional Classrooms Go Digital, Education Takes The Shape Of Blended Learning

ProProfs

Mentors can share the links with the students before the sessions such that the latter prepare themselves before attaining the classes. The biggest drawback of e-learning is the absence of the much-needed ‘human touch’ in the form of a mentor. The post When Traditional Classrooms Go Digital, Education Takes The Shape Of Blended Learning appeared first on ProProfs Learning and Knowledge Management Resources.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

It will not be about designing personalised training nor managing people’s learning for them , but rather supporting their own personal learning strategies. Learning = acquisition of new knowledge and skills in many different ways (NOT just through study)| continuously and one off events | online and f2f | internal and external | formal and informal | content and people (e.g.

Fear of Change in Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

These training programs are based on all types of training, from a 1 day in-house Excel excellence workshop to a yearlong change management initiative. Managing all these complexities have turned out to be quite hard in such rapidly changing times and need changes in skills, behaviors and most importantly mindsets. Employees might take it as stop-down of knowledge management and not show much initiative. Commitment from senior management is not enough.

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Major Employee Training Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

ProProfs

Employee training involves developing their abilities and upgrading their knowledge to meet your organizational goals. In most organizations, training managers face many challenges while training their employees. Learning opportunities are provided by the management, but employees must show interest by actively participating in them. Further, companies can use their training tools such as shadowing, on-the-job training and mentoring that don’t cost anything.