Help Someone Make a Connection: “Care Actions”

Happy Holidays  3rd Person  No statistics here needed.  There are people who aren't working and who are looking for work.  They are all around us.   They have knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed in the workplace.   They are good men and women.    If you have ever lost your job, you know it is …

The People in the Middle #KM leadership

Congratulations! You just purchased a new social tool for your organization. It only cost your company a few bucks to get licenses and there are very little infrastructure costs associated.  In only a few short months, your teams will break down silos faster than you could ever have imagined. Software Infrastructure Maintenance including Service Level …

Working Out Loud: Speaking to Leadership (Part 2 of 5)

Speaking with Leadership and Working Out Loud Part 2 "Speak Up" Show up whenever possible (Part 1) Ask to speak with senior leaders; chances are they will see you.  Advocate for yourself and others. (Part 3) Speak to the heart and mind. (Part 4) Have faith and courage. (Part 5) “Senior leadership isn’t interested in …

Being a Premier KM Organization (Preparing for a Marathon)

Being a premier KM organization doesn't mean that you are THE premier KM organization.   What this means is that we must consider bench-marking ourselves vs. ourselves. I have a friend who just ran an ultramarathon. If you don’t know what an ultramarathon is, it is basically a very long run with common distances of 50 …

Cluster Transfer Rapid KT Through Maps

Remembering 1 Thing over Many (Communication | Memory | Context) What do we need to know and why? Memory The right information at the right time. Value Clusters in Context. (Maps and Links) Relationships  MEMORY STRATEGIES FOR REMEMBERING (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/200911/how-remember-things) Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult …

Project Black Box – 1 -2 -3

Team to the Center.. It isn't exactly what it seems..  About 10 years ago, my team implemented one of the first fully virtualized computing environments on a defense oriented platform.   It was a pretty complex system with a 4 tier architecture.  The software that we were sharing for end user productivity was called TeamCenter …

Practical Knowledge Management in a Strategic World

In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable."-Dwight D. Eisenhower Planning for Knowledge Management Why do organizations need a structured KM initiative or program? Most organizations at a very high level seek to do three general activities: Reduce Risk Identify and Execute on Opportunity for Cost Savings …

The Desired Path #KM

Knowledge Management activities are often pathways created as a consequence of doing business and normally represent the shortest route to an individual performer or group getting their jobs done.  A desire path (also known as a desire line, social trail, goat track or bootleg trail) can be a path created as a consequence of foot or bicycle traffic. The path usually represents …