Virtual Reality Needs to Go Social to Benefit KM

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Driving a Rover on Mars? Touring Valen's Reef in the Bird’s Head Seascape international preserve? Reliving Hurricane Sandy as the waters rose? I had a chance to experience all three of these in virtual reality (VR) at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival. 

Is Your Knowledge Management Mentoring Program Meeting Its Goals?

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4 Reasons Business Mentoring Matters

Regardless of what business purpose an organization pursues through mentoring, it must evaluate its program in order to determine whether itTwo men shaking hands in lobby of building is achieving its goals.

5 Tips From Adam Grant on How to Speak Up Without Getting Shot Down

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Adam Grant is a supremely practical management guru with a well-deserved reputation based on his popularity as the youngest full professor at Wharton Business School, two best-selling books and a much-read Sunday New York Times contributor. (He might be the next Peter Drucker.) My very first BTBI interview was with Adam about his first best seller, Give and Take.

Is Attending Aspen Ideas Festival on Your Bucket List?

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If attending the Aspen Ideas Festival isn’t on your bucket list, you might consider adding it.

Every summer, one thousand movers and shakers, CEOs, authors, politicians, pundits, and artists gather to share the biggest ideas of the day and seek solutions to the world’s pressing problems. I had the pleasure of attending this year in late June and wasn’t disappointed.

Knowledge Management Spotlight: How Hewlett Packard Enterprise Reused Knowledge to Increase Profitability

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Grey Cook and Vijayanandam M V of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software Professional Services explain how their organization needed to find ways to increase profitability through the reuse and harvesting of massive amounts of knowledge created every year.

What’s Just Over the Horizon for Knowledge Management?

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I recently sat down with Bernie Palowitch, President of Iknow LLC, to talk about the current state of knowledge management; the biggest developments he sees in the near-term future; and the range of challenges that KM practitioners face in developing KM strategies, picking the right tools, and building organizational cultures that emphasize and value knowledge sharing and reuse. A few of his most intriguing responses are below.

If You Aren't Knowledge Mapping, Say Hello to KM Failure

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Knowledge maps are powerful tools to inventory an organization’s critical knowledge and pinpoint areas that may be at risk. In many cases, thefigure of man on process map with ? above head simple act of creating a knowledge map reveals weak links and bottlenecks in the flow of knowledge.

5 Ways Knowledge Management Can Impact a Merger or Acquisition

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I must admit that I’m jumping on the band wagon of people reacting to and commenting on the merger of Microsoft and LinkedIn. I immediately thought about some work that APQC and one of our past Knowledge Management (KM) Advanced Working Groups did that was focused on the role of KM during a merger or acquisition.

That Machine is a Better Storyteller Than Me

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I am willing to bet that machines wrote some of the emails, spider crawls, and media alerts that come across your screen every day. A grizzled sports writer didn’t write the recap of the baseball game; most weather alerts and forecasts weren’t written by a meteorologist; financial analyses and stock market reports were not written by an intern or junior staffer.

Ten Barriers to Enterprise Knowledge Sharing

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One of the biggest mistakes that KM programs make is not identifying and systematically addressing the obstacles that block employees from contributing, accessing, and reusing knowledge. And APQC research has found the first step in developing an effective KM change management strategy is recognizing those barriers.