Everything on Demand #Instant Gratification

The world is a place of amazing possibilities and more often than not, we have the ability today to do things we only dreamed of as kids.   Our children are growing up with the idea of "instant everything." If you want to purchase something and have it the same day or the next day, …

Project Management Tips ON POINT #Quick Advice

PM Tips from a Master Gopal Srinivasan https://www.linkedin.com/in/gksrinivasan  says if you want to be successful in project delivery consider these tips as you start your initiative. Even with the best planning sessions and strategy the best projects can go off the rails without great leadership.  I have witnessed Gopal pulling folks together and getting projects …

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 …

Start with a Narrative #EasyKM

To gain stakeholder buy-in everyone should understand the purpose or need for an activity. Narratives help tell that story.

Keep It Simple for Practical KM

Pick 3 Stan Garfield has many great posts on Knowledge Management, this is one of my favorites (LinkedIn Pulse).   He talks about creating a list of top 3 objectives to address KM challenges at your organization.  I have used this approach successfully as a consultant and also as a KM organizational lead. Which 3? …

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 …

More on Whatever Happened to KM

This week I read an article in WSJ Whatever happened to KM by Thomas Davenport where he discusses some anecdotal and data driven evidence of a decreasing interest in knowledge management.   I found the article interesting but it felt a lot like Anne Thomas Manes 2009 declaration on the death of SOA .   The points …

Boiling the Frog – Human Factors around Sharing

The parable of the boiled frog is told to create a shared understanding around the key challenges in coping with change. Frog in Hot Water The story as told by many over the years is that if you put a frog in hot boiling water that it will immediately jump out as a natural response …

When Email Goes Away

The Buzz Email has long been dead and buried.  It is as dead as the notebook and pen.  I saw this info-graphic last week and questioned when email and communication were somehow ripped apart by collaboration technologies. There is a discussion around email that I have heard for years around the death of email.  It …