Ask Us Answered: Why Is Creating Taxonomy So Challenging?

Christine Kelley's picture

What’s on the minds of other process and knowledge practioners? Ask Us Answered is an APQC blog series that shares a sample of the questions members submit to APQC’s Ask Us service along with the resources and expertise provided.  If you’re an APQC member and have a question you’d like us to answer please Ask Us!

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Secrets to Knowledge Management Engagement Strategy in Plain Sight

Lauren Trees's picture

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.

The Meaning of Work: What Drives Employees to Work Hard

Alex Leake's picture

I’ve always considered myself a life-long learner; I love learning about new technologies, human behaviors, and productivity hacks, to name a few. Most of my learning comes from the information I seek out on a regular basis and two of my favorite sources of information are TED Talks and NPR’s TED Radio Hour.  

Is the Employee Survey Process Broken Too?

Elissa Tucker's picture

A lot of attention is given to the broken performance review process. But, has this focus on performance reviews led us to overlook another human capital management process that is also in need of fixing? Recently, I read a blog post that had me asking this question.

Robotics in the Supply Chain

Joe Tillman's picture

With delivery drones, autonomous trucks, and crewless cargo ships dominating the news, much has been discussed about transforming the delivery—more specifically, the last mile—of retail in the supply chain. But for supply chain professionals, much of the focus right now is on the immediate impact of robotics further up the supply chain.

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

Lauren Trees's picture

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

Lauren Trees's picture

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

Rachele Collins's picture

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

Alex Leake's picture

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.