Secrets to Knowledge Management Engagement Strategy in Plain Sight

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I talked to Tamara Viles, manager of knowledge architecture, and Jill Bertrand, knowledge management Management specialist, at TechnipFMC about KM engagement strategies that actually work. Their responses and insights are below.

It’s a No-Brainer: Five Ways to Market Your KM Program

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February 27 is No Brainer Day, a fun holiday created to remind us that many of our problems have simpler solutions than we may realize. So today, I’ve got a no-brainer for the knowledge management community: If your KM program isn’t catching on like you want it to, it’s time to put on your marketing hat and promote KM like you would any product or service.

How Knowledge Collaboration Affects Engineers’ Expertise Development

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I recently spoke with Silky Wong, a structural engineer at Fluor with an interest in improving knowledge sharing and collaboration in the engineering discipline. She is involved in research on this topic through Texas Tech University. If you are an engineer currently working in a non-academic environment, please consider taking the survey associated with her research.

Why is knowledge sharing and collaboration so important for today’s engineers?

Some Great Knowledge Management Books For Spring Reading

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My son is in the 7th grade at Houston’s First Baptist Academy, home of the Warriors, and one of the school’s marketing posters that I used to love walking by in the school hallway was a sign with smartly dressed, fresh-faced FBA students and the caption “Begin Well.” I love this slogan – in only two words, it managed to convey the idea that by investing in your child’s early education at FBA, you are providing him or her a solid foundation to succeed later in life.

6 Proven Knowledge Retention Ideas To Avoid Disaster

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We’ve all heard the saying “the only constant in life is change.” Change is happening faster than ever in companies around the world—whether it’s implementing new software, automating processes, or hiring/losing employees—your company will inevitably face change.

Deep Work: Is Knowledge Management Friend or Foe?

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In my last blog, I introduced Cal Newport and his concept of deep work, which raises some uncomfortable dilemmas for KM. Cal is author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, a very provocative work from the perspective of KM.

How Wikis Can Relieve Knowledge Management Pain

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I talked to Béatrice Le Moing, knowledge management program manager at Schneider Electric, about how her organization deployed a successful global wiki-encyclopedia in less than a year.

Béatrice Le Moing will be a breakout session speaker at APQC’s 2017 Knowledge Management Conference April 27-28. You can learn more about APQC’s 2017 KM Conference here.

You can learn more about Schneider Electric at their website

4 Rules to Avoid Distraction

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In my continuing quest to find focus in an age of digital distraction, I recently interviewed Cal Newport, bestselling author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.

8 Ways You Should Be Supporting Your Communities of Practice, But Aren’t

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You’ve probably heard that old saying, “Don’t put the cart before the horse.” It’s hard to picture that visual in today’s era of cars and freeways, but once you do, it’s easy to imagine that the cart isn’t going anywhere when the arrangement is backward.

Today is National Backward Day: the one day of the year when it makes sense to do things backward, just for the sake of a laugh. But doing things in reverse isn’t usually a good idea—and that’s especially true when starting a new knowledge management initiative.