Collaboration Tool Crazy

Dazed and Confused -Hammer Blaming Don't blame tools for your confusion.   Companies are buying too many tools and trying to implement them thinking that tools will solve their problems.   This is nothing new.  The problem is exacerbated by software as a service driven applications available to everyone.  I heard this termed "Credit Card …

When Giants Tip Toe #Leadership #Social

Small Actions We are all tiny giants walking through this world creating ripples with far reaching and unknown impact. It is a struggle to know if the decisions we make will have a positive impact or a negative one.  We can't predict the future, but we can realize that we are all giants.    The …

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, …

Practical Knowledge Management #Make

The best way to learn about knowledge transfer is to take on something new and learn about how you learn.

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 …

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 …

For Your Company – How much do you depend on Google? ~KM

The Value of Internet Searches This is something to think about in relation to how organizations use external search tools.  This doesn't apply to Google alone and I am not stating that Google will in fact charge us for search.  I am asking what would happen if they did.  I am also wondering out loud …

Sometimes Simple is Effective!

Honesty and Competitive Advantage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competitive_advantage Competitive advantage seeks to address some of the criticisms of comparative advantage. Michael Porter proposed the theory in 1985. Porter emphasizes productivity growth as the focus of national strategies. Competitive advantage rests on the notion that cheap labor is ubiquitous and natural resources are not necessary for a good economy. The other theory, comparative advantage, can lead countries …