Archive for the 'Knowledge Transfer' Category

New Year’s Resolutions for Business Success

Monday, December 31st, 2012

This is the time when many of us think about what we can do to have a more productive and rewarding New Year. If being more successful in your career is on your list, here are a few ideas to consider. Recent Graduate – Getting Started The job market is still tough. Look for an […]

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? […]

International Knowledge Transfer (BRIC)

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Over the last year I have been fortunate to be invited to present my ideas on “Unlocking the Value of Knowledge” to business groups in India, Brazil and Russia. These represent three of the four “BRIC” countries (including China) that are at a similar stage of advanced economic development. These groups understand that global competition […]

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 […]

What Keeps Your CEO Awake?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Annual surveys by The Conference Board (CB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ask hundreds of CEOs to identify their top business priorities. In 2011, both surveys found very similar results. The Conference Board identified and ranked the following priorities: Business growth Talent development Cost optimization Innovation Government regulations It is not surprising that all of the challenges […]

What to do with best practices

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Best Practices – Love ‘Em and Hate ‘Em , YouTube video with Tom Peters explaining that following best practices as a business strategy can be effective … or not.

Retaining a Manager’s Knowledge

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

How can you retain the knowledge of a departing manager? – a set of practical ideas and wishful thinking. Started by Jayne Musumba (LinkedIn)