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What Is At Risk Knowledge?

What is At-risk Knowledge?

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At-risk knowledge is unique knowledge and skills that might be lost due to changes in workforce demographics, projects, and/or technologies. When most people think about at-risk knowledge, they think employees that are up for retirement. Retirement is a huge driver of knowledge loss, and…

What is Critical Knowledge?

What is Critical Knowledge?

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Critical knowledge is knowledge that is valuable and durable enough to offer a sustainable, competitive advantage that justifies the cost of retaining it and transferring it from employee to employee. What critical knowledge looks like is different for every organization, and that’s a big reason…

Nuture KM Culture or Watch It Die

How to Foster a KM Culture

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Culture is a powerful driver of knowledge management. All KM approaches are social activities in one way or another. Clearly, approaches like communities of practice and lessons learned work best when people trust and value each other. Even when someone searches for and leverages KM content on…

Speed UP KM

How to Speed Up Knowledge Management Results

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It takes time for all knowledge management (KM) programs to ramp up to the highest levels of performance, but there are ways to launch faster and speed up results. Whether your KM program is at the starting line or trying to catch up on the next lap, here’s how to move fast and go far.  …

Why KM Initiatives Fail

Why KM Initiatives Fail

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Most people understand that knowledge management, or KM, is a pretty good idea. Sharing and re-using knowledge helps everyone in the organization work smarter, faster, and with fewer mistakes. But why, then, do so many KM initiatives fail? Let’s look at five problems that can trip up well-…