Make Knowledge Sharing Easier for Your Overworked Subject Matter Experts

Lauren Trees's picture

January is goal-setting time at APQC. This year, many of my coworkers are looking for ways to increase their efficiency and eke out more time for strategic thinking, creativity, and value-added contributions. For knowledge managers, it makes sense to think not only about personal productivity, but also about helping other employees streamline their knowledge sharing commitments.

Tips for CFOs Making Large Capital Investments

Mary Driscoll's picture

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to make time for researching and pondering big-picture ideas, especially those with a contrarian flavor. I want to remain alert to the flow of commercial currents that influence how CEOs and CFOs set growth strategies. Ultimately, those high-level decisions drive financial management priorities, particularly those in the realm of business decision-support and internal service delivery. 

Human Capital Management--Top Downloads of 2011

Elissa Tucker's picture

Growth, talent, speed, risk, reputation, and sustainability—these are six CEO priorities that we reported on at the start of 2011. Throughout the year, we published and promoted human capital management (HCM) content aimed at helping organizations meet these CEO objectives.

Below is a list of our most downloaded HCM content in 2011. Each item covers at least one aspect of the CEO agenda—an agenda that we anticipate will endure into the new year. If you missed any of these items, check them out today and get a jumpstart on 2012.

Looking at Supply Chain Risk

Becky Partida's picture

The globalization of supply chains has made risk a primary concern for organizations. The aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the recent flooding in Thailand serve as stark reminders of how natural disasters can throw supply chains off balance.

Productivity Tips for the Holidays and the Rest of the Year

Michelle Cowan's picture

Even people who don't celebrate a holiday in December feel the effects of largely empty office buildings, holiday parties, extra traffic, and ever-expanding end-of-year task lists. Productivity is part of APQC's name, and we still experience lags during December. It can be difficult to stay focused with plenty of distractions piling up outside the confines of work.

APQC Knowledge Management Resources for Non-Members (and Members Too!)

Lauren Trees's picture

People often ask me: “My organization isn’t an APQC member, but I want to learn more about knowledge management and take advantage of APQC’s resources. How can I do that?” First off, if you’re new to knowledge management, I highly recommend checking out Knowledge Management Overviews, our complimentary collection of summary articles.

Embedding Knowledge Management in Business Processes and Workflows

Lauren Trees's picture

Over the past few years, APQC has noticed a trend in our knowledge management research. Namely, best-practice organizations build knowledge sharing and collaboration into the way employees already work, instead of having those activities be separate add-ons that people have to shift gears to participate in. When employees see KM as something that’s part of their daily routines, it becomes a lot easier to convince them to participate.

What's on the SCM Radar

Becky Partida's picture

Here at APQC we’re always on the lookout for the next hot supply chain topics. And with 2011 winding down, it’s the perfect time to take stock of what has happened in supply chain management over the last year and what you want to know about in the new year. So we want to hear from you: what are the most pressing issues in supply chain management?

Specifically, what issues are you most concerned about in:

Sometimes It's Not the Thought that Counts

Michelle Cowan's picture

Good intentions are fine when it comes to giving gifts to people you don't know very well, being late for dinner even though you left work early, or forgetting to buy milk even though you wrote it on your list, but they are not enough to make a business successful. Sure, I want to do business with organizations that have the best intentions at heart. But I also expect those organizations to take action on their intentions. If I don't see actions and results, forget about keeping my support or my business.

Improve Disclosure Management: Webinar On-Demand

Mary Driscoll's picture

CFOs and controllers have been sternly reminding their staffs that there is zero tolerance for errors or delays in financial reporting. The heat source: regulators worldwide who have been ratcheting up quality standards for disclosures. That, coupled with XBRL adoption, is prompting finance teams to address the so-called last mile of finance and streamline and automate financial reporting processes.