Archive for the 'Social Learning' Category

Driving Business Results with Social Learning

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

“Social Learning” is the latest term used to describe the informal knowledge transfer that happens through conversations, mentoring and website posting. Nurtured properly, it can create a natural learning ecosystem that augments formal training and stimulates productivity and workforce performance. The recent explosion of social media tools such as Facebook, Yammer, Wikis and Blogs has […]

The Mental Model: Thinking like an Expert

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Many companies are caught between a rock and a hard place. As experts with critical knowledge walk out the door carrying years of experience, their replacements often aren’t ready to take over, much less perform at a competent level. Wouldn’t it be great if you could teach your employees to think like your best experts? […]

Can KM Practices Reduce Employee Attrition?

Friday, June 8th, 2012

This question was posted recently on the Knowledge Management LinkedIn group by Avinish Mishra (http://lnkd.in/TsQBRj). Most responders thought that KM did not have an effect outside of creating a sense of belonging or job satisfaction. My experience is different. I believe there is an indirect but strong relationship between KM and attrition.  About 10 years […]

Creating an Effective Social Learning System

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The rise of social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, wikis) has enabled us to easily reach out, connect and communicate with friends and acquaintances everywhere. We share aspects of our lives and seek advice on questions such as: “where can I go for…”, “who knows about…”, “where is the best deal on…” When Millennials come to […]