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Tips for KM Success [Date Added :09/19/2017]
A comprehensive Knowledge Base (KB) eliminates the need to rediscover or reformulate knowledge. Knowledge that doesn't serve is knowledge wasted. And for knowledge gained from experience and research ...
AI Will Change How We Manage Content [Date Added :09/12/2017]
Content management is about to undergo a foundational shift as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning bring long-sought order to enterprise content. As the volume of content has increased, ...
Employees Must Create Knowledge - Not Just Share It [Date Added :09/04/2017]
Many leaders see organizational learning simply as sharing existing knowledge. This is not surprising given that this is the primary focus of educational institutions, training programs and leadership...
Enhancing Organizational Learning [Date Added :08/29/2017]
Learning and development (L&D) is intricately tied to employee engagement and employee retention. Today, employees are expected to keep pace with changing conditions in a dynamic work environment. Sup...
The Future of Work [Date Added :08/22/2017]
As technology continues to blur the line between digital and physical, there is a heightened focus on what the future of work will bring. A recent issue of the Deloitte Review examines key tren...
Creating Strategic HR Leaders [Date Added :08/16/2017]
Human resource leaders are becoming aware of the growing importance of using data analytics to increase business impact, attract and retain talent, and strengthen company culture. Yet, many executives...
US Management Consulting Market Hits $58 Billion [Date Added :08/14/2017]
The US consulting sector is the largest and most mature market of its kind, accounting for nearly 50% of the world's consulting income. According to studies by Source Global Research and Consultancy.u...
Chief Learning Officer [Date Added :08/10/2017]
The role of the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) is changing. Here are the key value-additions he or she is expected to make: 1. Align with the business vision: The new-age CLO must think beyond...
Leading CSR Rankings Lack Consistency, Transparency [Date Added :08/07/2017]
Getting included in a well-known list of the most sustainable corporations in the world might not actually mean that much, according to a report in The CPA Journal. A study questioned whether s...
Avoiding One-Size-Fits-All KM Technologies Trap [Date Added :08/04/2017]
No two Knowledge Management (KM) programs are alike. Commonalities exist, but an effective one must be tailored to meet the unique needs of the organization. Here are a few ways to avoid the one-size-...
The Future of Corporate Universities [Date Added :07/20/2017]
Will corporate universities disappear, or have to change in form and function to remain relevant? The answers are "no," "yes," and "absolutely." Corporate universities will not disappear, but they hav...
Leaders Should Build a Coaching Culture [Date Added :07/19/2017]
Here are three reasons your organization should make building a coaching culture one of the highest strategic priorities: 1. Failing to develop managers throughout the organization can become a maj...
Becoming a Talent Magnet [Date Added :07/14/2017]
Building an organization as a talent magnet is, of course, not a simple task. It must begin with building solid and consistent corporate culture and values. They represent 'who we are' and 'what we wa...
New Era of Learning and Development [Date Added :07/11/2017]
Knowledge is power in the knowledge economy. Helping people learn, innovate and share knowledge is one of the building blocks of organizational success in a competitive world. Learning and Development...
Problems that Types of Innovation Solve [Date Added :07/06/2017]
In his book Mapping Innovation, Greg Satell proposes an Innovation Matrix to help leaders identify the right type of strategy to solve a problem. This is done by asking two questions: - How ...
10 Types of Innovation [Date Added :07/05/2017]
Innovation comes in many forms. Here are 10 ways you can use innovation to enhance your sales, reduce costs and give your business a competitive advantage: 1. Product innovation: For example...
Learning Management Systems [Date Added :07/04/2017]
Organizational learning and development (L&D) is taking on new forms with the advent of technology. Mobile learning, social learning, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are some of the latest trends, ...
Essential Books for an Unpredictable Business Future [Date Added :06/28/2017]
Here are 10 books which offer insights on strategy, trend spotting, start-up generation and organizational learning during a disruptive global business environment: Non-Obvious 2017 Edition
R&D Spending and Innovation [Date Added :06/27/2017]
Companies are investing ever-greater sums in research and development (R&D), but is it paying off? It is no coincidence that many of the companies appearing on Strategy&'s 10 Most Innovative Compan...
Successful Knowledge Management Systems [Date Added :06/21/2017]
Rob Koene, Knowledge Manager (KM) at Fluor Corporation, offers some personal insights into the future of Knowledge Management. Based on years as a KM practitioner, he believes that in a corporate envi...
Will The Corporate Universities Become Extinct? [Date Added :06/13/2017]
Is it possible the digital revolution in learning currently underway may bring an end to corporate universities as we know them today? In this case, digital revolution refers to the exploding amount o...
Organizations Need Chief Knowledge Curators [Date Added :06/08/2017]
Here are four crucial steps to influence organizational conversations and shift mindsets with leaders as chief knowledge curators: 1. Understand what your employees are trying to accomplish:...
Managing Human Capital Better [Date Added :06/06/2017]
Executives spend a lot of time managing the balance sheet, despite the fact that it does not represent their company's scarcest resource. Instead, they should be focusing on their firm's human capital...
Building a Successful Knowledge Base [Date Added :06/02/2017]
Knowledge that does not serve is knowledge wasted. And for knowledge gained from experience and research to be useful, IT enterprises must organize, manage and offer it in the best way. Fortunately, t...
Creating a Culture of Innovation [Date Added :05/26/2017]
Innovation is about solving problems and finding new approaches, in any facet of an organization, whether that be the business model, logistics or recruitment. Here are a few suggestions for creating ...
Five Promising Israeli Start-ups [Date Added :05/24/2017]
Israelis continue to excel at innovation across a wide spectrum of sectors such as cyber security, transportation technologies, energy, water and big data, positioning the country as an international ...
Best Practices for Innovation Management [Date Added :05/22/2017]
In recent years, getting the best out of innovation has become integral to running a successful company. Thanks to revolutionary new technology and the changing customer attitudes, entire industries a...
Sustainable Learning Organizations [Date Added :05/19/2017]
Organizations that consistently produce the best business results demonstrate a strong commitment to learning and have robust learning organizations that foster a learning culture. Here is a brief rev...
General Electric Communications Best Practices [Date Added :05/11/2017]
General Electric (GE) has made significant organizational changes over the past year. The company has announced it will move its global headquarters to Boston, it has redesigned its performance develo...
Creating an Actionable Learning Strategy [Date Added :05/08/2017]
Part of the learning leader's job is to develop organizational learning strategies. Yet, the results of the efforts to achieve this goal are not encouraging. For one thing, organizations are not revie...
Current Corporate AI Doomed to Fail [Date Added :05/01/2017]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic right now. Driven by a fear of losing out, companies in many industries have announced AI-focused initiatives. Unfortunately, most of these efforts will fai...
Has Your Company Got Innovation Wrong? [Date Added :04/25/2017]
A new report by PA Consulting indicates that CEOs are not matching their words with actions with regards to innovation. The Innovation Matters report is based on interviews of more than 800 sen...
Where Is The Value In Big Data? [Date Added :04/20/2017]
Big data is old news. It fell off the Gartner hype curve in 2015. So, where is the plateau of productivity? It turns out there is no one answer for how to get value out of big data. What mak...
Stage Where Innovation Projects Fail [Date Added :04/18/2017]
When a CEO announces a major initiative to foster innovation, mark your calendar. Three years later, many of these ambitious ventures will have quietly expired. The problem is not that large companies...
Symptoms of Innovation Plateau [Date Added :04/12/2017]
Here are four symptoms that should warnexecutives that they are stuck on an innovation plateau. The four are born of good intentions, but ultimately they are self-destructive: 1. Obsession with ...
New Vistas of Knowledge Management [Date Added :04/11/2017]
The discipline of knowledge management has been shaped largely by the evolution of information technology over the years and has benefitted a great deal on account of the emergence of matured cognitiv...
Developing and Nurturing an Innovation Culture [Date Added :04/10/2017]
In many ways, innovation is the engine that drives growth for any company. An innovative workforce enables companies to grow from within, usually because employees are best placed to understand produc...
Continuous Digital Innovation [Date Added :04/05/2017]
Macro information technology trends include the Internet of Things, Big Data, Mobile, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence. On their own, each of these trends leads to massive changes in how fa...
How To Create More Innovation [Date Added :04/04/2017]
How do you encourage staff to be more innovative? It is an old problem that has challenged managers for decades. An unexpected solution may come from a study of Indian farmers' adoption of new crops. ...
Ideo Identifies Keys to Innovation [Date Added :03/27/2017]
How do you measure "innovation?" It is something that every organization seems to be after –- it is extremely hard to quantify. The global design firm Ideo set out to answer this question by studying ...
Lessons from Australia's Most Innovative Companies [Date Added :03/21/2017]
Australia has some of the world's most innovative companies. Here are three of them. The CSIRO The CSIRO is celebrating 100 years of innovation. Perhaps its biggest innovation to date is ...
Fortune's Most Admired Companies List Reveal Business Excellence [Date Added :03/13/2017]
Every year Fortune magazine releases its list of the world's 50 Most Admired Companies. As to be expected, there is some change from year to year - Wells Fargo, 25th in 2016, fell off th...
Beyond Financial Results: India's Integrated Reporting [Date Added :03/02/2017]
A company's performance is no longer just about financial numbers. It includes a host of other factors such as sustainability, corporate governance and overall its ability to be viewed as a responsibl...
Chinese Technology Giants Drive Innovation [Date Added :02/24/2017]
With a market that some observers argue has become the most dynamic in the world, China is becoming a source of capital and creative thinking well beyond its shores. Increasingly, it is leading the wa...
Business Innovation [Date Added :02/22/2017]
A new book on building an organizational culture for continuous innovation, The Invisible Advantage: How to Create a Culture of Innovation by Soren Kaplan, offers these seven steps to success: ...
Creating a Sustainable Learning Organization [Date Added :02/21/2017]
The end goal of most learning leaders is to be in a position where they can help set strategic direction, link learning and performance, and create a culture of continuous learning. Achieving that lev...
Creating an Innovation Culture [Date Added :02/16/2017]
Innovation can be surprisingly easy to cultivate, provided an organization creates the conditions it needs to thrive. By making small changes that encourage a creative mindset, employees will naturall...
Fatal Flaws of Innovation [Date Added :02/14/2017]
Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking by Matthew May focuses on limitations in the human thought process. It could be applied to innovation initiatives at companies of al...
Build A Company Culture Of Learning [Date Added :02/03/2017]
Why should leaders build a company culture that learns? Since the 1920s, the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company falling from 67 years to just 15 years today, the marketplace is unforgiving towards...
Digital Transformation [Date Added :02/01/2017]
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has conducted quantitative and qualitative research across a number of countries and found that access to high-quality network infrastructure, access to talent wi...
Conflict Could Lead to Better Products [Date Added :01/23/2017]
US-based pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly measures the health of its alliances with a "Voice of the Alliance Survey." Members from each partner organization rate the alliance in areas related to strategi...
Workplace Trends [Date Added :01/11/2017]
The Workforce Institute (part of US-based Kronos) has identified the top trends that will impact the global workforce in 2017: 1. The year of the middle manager: Managers have the greatest i...
IT Industry Predictions [Date Added :01/06/2017]
Here are a few predictions from IT industry experts: Analytics: In 2017, we are going to see analytics do more than ever to drive customer satisfaction. Customers expect a personalized exper...
Pitfalls and Opportunities of Corporate Discussion Boards [Date Added :01/02/2017]
Though actively used by employees, discussion boards rarely come into knowledge managers' focus because they are primarily considered as communication mediators and not as knowledge generators. So let...
2017 HR Technology Trends [Date Added :12/28/2016]
The application of technology to Human Resources requirements is set to get even stronger in 2017, as industry experts predict core disruptions for the future. Deloitte recently published its report <...
New Innovation Index [Date Added :12/22/2016]
According to Global Perspectives journal, creator of the The Indigo Score for ranking country innovation, we can no longer predict the future economic performance of countries just by fo...
Innovative Automotive Trends [Date Added :12/15/2016]
The Ford Motor Company has released its annual trends report, which draws upon research and input from top thought leaders and includes three previous trends that are still relevant today, as well as ...
Boosting Japanese Innovation [Date Added :12/09/2016]
Japan's industries have drastically fallen from its peak in the late 20th century, especially conspicuous is the decline of the electronics sector. The global rankings of Japanese universities have al...
Trends Turning the World Upside Down [Date Added :12/08/2016]
According to McKinsey & Company in a paper Clouds, Big Data and Smart Assets: Ten Tech-Enabled Business Trends to Watch, the global economy is currently being disrupted so quickly and at such ...
The Disney Way to Maintaining Brand Loyalty [Date Added :12/07/2016]
Thanks to creative thinking, adapting to new technology, and acting from an authentic point-of-view, Disney has been able to keep up with every age group of its fans. "As the audience evolves, we'r...
What Every Company Should Know About Gen Z [Date Added :11/30/2016]
Over the past 10 years, most studies have concentrated on Millennials (children born between 1976-1996). Companies and retailers have tried to learn everything they could about Millennial behaviors an...
The Dangers of Knowledge Hoarding Knowledge [Date Added :11/28/2016]
A recent study from the Manpower Group found that nearly 50% of all American companies are struggling to fill the vacancies. It suggests that there must be a considerable risk that companies either do...
Markets Ripe for Innovation [Date Added :11/24/2016]
Here is a list of eight market segments which are ripe for new product innovation: 1. Alcohol: The beer industry is almost entirely controlled by two conglomerates, AB In-bev (Anheuser Busc...
Tips for Establishing Innovation Teams [Date Added :11/21/2016]
Here are nine tips for establishing successful innovation teams: 1. Organizational DNA: Innovation is neither a project nor a process. Innovation is all about thought process and mindset. In...
Financial Advantage for Companies that Mimic Nature [Date Added :11/17/2016]
Back in the early 1990s investment advisor Joseph Bragdon noticed the emergence of a new genre of company that was more adept at learning and more profitable than the corporate mainstream. Rather than...
Intellectual Property Cyber Theft [Date Added :11/08/2016]
The number of intellectual property (IP) cyber theft incidents in the next 12 months is expected to increase, according to 58% of respondents to a recent Deloitte poll. When asked which category of po...
Human Capital Metrics [Date Added :10/31/2016]
After many years marked by varied, mostly unsuccessful initiatives to encourage companies to disclose more information about their human capital, the movement is finally gaining some traction. At leas...
Developing Deep Organizational Knowledge [Date Added :10/25/2016]
Organizations that are proactive about managing the flow of knowledge focus on several potentially essential ingredients to future success, such as: - Retaining experience-based know-how, in...
Measuring the Value of an Innovation Initiative [Date Added :10/20/2016]
Measuring the impact of an internal innovation initiative can be difficult. Beyond the effort of establishing an innovation center or initiative, measuring its impact on the business is possibly one o...
What KM Means in a Law Firm [Date Added :10/13/2016]
Vic Peterson, CIO, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, observes in a recent article in CIO Review that "law firms turn out to be some of the weakest practitioners of knowledge management in any program...
Beiersdorf Expands Open Innovation [Date Added :10/11/2016]
Beiersdorf has adopted a strategy to expand its open innovation activities under the umbrella of Pearlfinders. In search of new technologies, the NIVEA manufacturer is expanding its collaborati...
What Your Company's Data Worth? [Date Added :10/04/2016]
Accurately measuring Enterprise Value (EV) has never been more important or challenging. Even more so because firms are confronted by growing volumes of data, and the stakes implied in misinterpreting...
Finding a Better Way to Value Companies [Date Added :09/28/2016]
In a world rapidly switching to digital business models, the old ways of classifying industries and measuring business performances do not suffice anymore. So In this opinion piece, they say it’s time...
Improving Your Innovation Team [Date Added :09/16/2016]
A recent study examined how organizations were performing against four innovation conditions: - constant energy - creative friction - flexible structure - purposeful discovery While some 1,50...
The Hidden Talent Metric [Date Added :09/14/2016]
Did you know that assets comprising 86% of the market value of Dow Jones Industrial Average companies are not reported in financial statements? Perhaps not, if you think of company value strictly from...
10 Types Of Corporate Innovation Programs [Date Added :08/26/2016]
Large, established companies are trying various programs to foster new innovations in an attempt to find the best way to improve performance. These companies are struggling to keep up with fast-paced,...
Innovation in Consumer and Retail [Date Added :08/24/2016]
Consumer products and retail, one of the biggest sectors of the economy, is going through massive disruption through innovation. The various categories of consumer are some of the largest segments of ...
Getting Your Knowledge Management Back on Track [Date Added :08/22/2016]
Knowledge management (KM) has been around since the early 1990s, but companies still do not have a unified understanding of how to process and store valuable data and how to transform tacit into expli...
Hottest Trends in the Internet of Things [Date Added :08/11/2016]
The Internet of Things (IoT) is preparing to transform the way we live, from work to entertainment to transportation. And, as the IoT creeps toward mass adoption, a handful of trends have started to e...
Best Practices Don't Translate Across Cultures [Date Added :08/02/2016]
Leaders often assume that if a best practice works in one place, it will also work in another. But they aren't always successful. New research reveals some interesting findings about how and why pract...
Unilever's Big Data Challenge [Date Added :07/26/2016]
Unilever has created a centralized data system, known as Insight Knowledge Management, and search engine to help combat the challenge of collecting and centralizing data in a global market. The Ang...
Changing a Company's Culture [Date Added :07/20/2016]
The notion of "culture," loosely defined as the beliefs and behaviors that govern how people act in an organization, emerged in the 1980s and is now believed to be a major determinant of a company's s...
Innovation Training Program Pitfalls [Date Added :07/12/2016]
Launching an innovation program can be daunting, but the Return-on-Investment on innovation dwarfs other skillsets. Here are the top five pitfalls: 1. Better Brainstorming and Other Ways to Wast...
Re-Energizing a Stalled KM Program [Date Added :07/07/2016]
While some organizations have yet to embark on organized knowledge-sharing programs, others have well-established document repositories, people-finding directories and Intranet sites highlighting impo...
Secrets That Make Google the Best Company to Work For [Date Added :07/05/2016]
Google has implemented a number of methods that have led to the company's enormous success, but there is no doubt that much can be attributed to its team and work environment. There are some underlyin...
Human Capital Disclosure Update [Date Added :06/27/2016]
After many years marked by varied, mostly unsuccessful initiatives to encourage companies to disclose more information about their human capital, the movement appears to be finally gaining some tracti...
Building Knowledge Expertise Could Hinder Innovation [Date Added :06/22/2016]
Building knowledge, if managed incorrectly, can hinder innovation, according to new research from HEC Paris business school. PhD student Pier Vittorio Mannucci has identified a trend among professiona...
GE Appliances Invents through FirstBuild [Date Added :06/21/2016]
Kevin Nolan, CTO of GE Appliances, has created a new business within GE Appliances - FirstBuild - whose mission is inventing a whole new world of home appliances and infusing innovation into an indust...
Google's Three Secrets [Date Added :06/20/2016]
Google has implemented a number of 'innovations' that has led to its enormous success, but there is no doubt that a lot of its success can be attributed to the company's team and work environment. It ...
Your Company Needs Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning [Date Added :06/14/2016]
To remain competitive and successful, organizations must create a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous learning. Creating such a culture requires an open, intuitive and modern approach. Organiz...
Deloitte's Approach to Learning [Date Added :06/13/2016]
Deloitte is determined to ensure that learning makes a significant impact on engagement, and that its investment in learning advances the field of talent development in general. The firm has a holisti...
Who We Are Most Likely to Collaborate With? [Date Added :06/08/2016]
Collaboration is a fundamental part of modern working life, and it is rare to see a job advert now that doesn't require collaborative capabilities in candidates. With most organizations continuing to ...
Role of Organizational Learning in Change Management [Date Added :06/06/2016]
Part of the reason why so many change initiatives (70%) end in failure is that 18% of organizations do not know what strategies they should use to manage the change process. ATD and the Institute for ...
Improving Organizational Learning with Big Data Analytics [Date Added :05/30/2016]
Big Data Analytics has had its share of controversies, but the so-called buzzword has now taken the center stage in most business circles - more so with the growth of information. As studies reveal, B...
Knowledge Management Myths [Date Added :05/24/2016]
Knowledge management (KM) enables organizations to increase their chance of success by facilitating team collaboration, building a culture of learning, and driving innovation. Further, it can reduce a...
Infosys Introduces New AI Tool [Date Added :05/19/2016]
Like so many organizations today, Infosys, is a company in transition. For years, it has helped customers manage legacy tools, Vishal Sikka, who became CEO in 2014, has been implementing a new strateg...
Aligning Organizational Culture With Business Strategy [Date Added :05/11/2016]
Culture is the "set of values and attributes that shape how things get done in the organization," according to Anthony Abbatiello, a partner in Deloitte's human capital practice and who is also respon...
Why Europe Lags on Innovation [Date Added :05/09/2016]
The problem is not regulation. It is Europe's obsession with risk, according to Marijn Dekkers, president of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) and CEO of Bayer. He notes that the quest fo...
Has "Digital" Replaced Innovation as the Next Big Thing? [Date Added :05/05/2016]
Among consultants and vendors the new hot topic is "Digital." However, if we are comparing meaningless taglines to describe what is in vogue in C-suites right now then this is hard to argue; digital i...
What Do Millennials Really Want at Work? [Date Added :05/03/2016]
The Millennial generation has a stereotype of entitled, easily distracted, impatient, self-absorbed, lazy and unlikely to stay in any job for long. On the positive side, they are also pictured as look...
Government Subsidizing R&D Delivers Unexpected Benefits [Date Added :04/27/2016]
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have released their a report on Fiscal Monitoring, which includes a chapter on "Fiscal Policies for Innovation and Growth." It examines how go...
GE's Integrated Report [Date Added :04/26/2016]
"We are just beginning our transformation as the Digital Industrial Company." states General Electric (GE) Chairman of the Board and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt in the GE 2015 Integrated Summary Report,<...
Are You Ready for Organizational Changes? [Date Added :04/20/2016]
Like individuals, organizations experience major changes, such as mergers, acquisitions, CEO turnover and rebranding. These changes usually happen more quickly and more often than any one person can h...
Making Open Innovation Work [Date Added :04/18/2016]
Open innovation, or collaborative innovation, is certainly a hot topic. Reports reveal that approximately 80% of organizations are engaged in some form of open innovation, with Johnson & Johnson one o...
When Big Data Meets Public Health [Date Added :04/14/2016]
While big data analytics have been touted for its ability to find signals in a sea of noise, it cannot tell what those signals mean. Without a solid grasp of what data is being mined, knowledge of its...
Fostering a Creative Workplace Culture [Date Added :04/13/2016]
The workforce today has evolved over the last decade or so to be more open to creativity. With a large number of Millennials joining the workforce, the needs of the employees are drastically different...
Innovation-Killers - How to Neutralize Them [Date Added :03/31/2016]
Here are the big barriers to innovation and how to eliminate them: 1. Resource Famine: Too few resources means you can't execute on any of your ideas. Get creative by thinking outside the box. 2...
Attracting Millennial Talent [Date Added :03/29/2016]
Millennials might be the largest generation in the American workforce, but their talents are not distributed evenly. They have flocked to Silicon Valley in California in such a mass migration that the...
Infosys Innovation is a Grassroots Movement [Date Added :03/18/2016]
Infosys Limited has unleashed a grassroots effort to ensure that the best innovative ideas emerge at the points where its employees interact with their clients. The program, launched in April 2015, is...
Human Capital Trends For 2016 [Date Added :03/16/2016]
Deloitte recently released their Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report, which surveyed 7,000 practitioners in over 130 countries to identify HC trends and what organizations should be doing a...
Keep Your Company's Knowledge From Walking Out The Door [Date Added :03/08/2016]
Here are five tips companies can take to keep their knowledge from walking out the door: 1. See employee resignations as an opportunity: In the new world of work, there are a million ways to keep t...
Legal Knowledge Management [Date Added :02/25/2016]
Legal knowledge management (KM) appears to be on the increase, according to Ron Friedmann, Fireman & Company. Given corporate pressure on legal budgets, and general counsel pressure on law firms in tu...
Toyota's Secret to Innovation [Date Added :02/23/2016]
One of Toyota's innovation secrets is its Innovation Fair, a one-day event where teams across Toyota create prototypes and compete to solve existing challenges for awards, prizes and funding. T...
Learning Technology Trends [Date Added :02/17/2016]
Here is a list of five learning trends which practitioners should consider when mapping out strategies for the next five of years. It is important to note that trends are not isolated developments wit...
Brainstorming the Right Way for Innovation? [Date Added :02/11/2016]
Conventional wisdom says brainstorming works best when people from different departments or groups come together to think of new ideas or solve problems. But research from Sarah Kaplan, senior fellow ...
Is Innovation Inhibited by Accounting? [Date Added :02/10/2016]
Innovation thought leaders and industry experts emphatically state that in today's hyper-competitive business environment, innovation is not optional – it is absolutely imperative for survival and suc...
Learning Trends [Date Added :02/09/2016]
Chief learning officers are constantly adjusting the tactics they use so learning has the most impact on their organizations. With a broad set of tools, topics and techniques, they must mix and match ...
Encouraging Innovation in Millennial Employees [Date Added :01/28/2016]
When led properly, Millennial employees can be a great source of new ideas to drive change and innovation within your company. So how do you manage and guide these employees to open up and become more...
Capturing Knowledge from Departing Employees [Date Added :01/27/2016]
In many organizations, the typical exit process is a whirlwind of project wrap-ups, paperwork and exit interviews. But failing to capture the departing employee's organizational-specific knowhow is sh...
Myths about Employee Learning [Date Added :01/20/2016]
The reason business leaders often fail to build sustainable learning cultures is due to common misperceptions about corporate education. Here are five common myths about corporate learning - and offer...
2016 Workplace Trends [Date Added :01/19/2016]
The Workplace Institute at Kronos Incorporated has identified five trends that will impact American workforce management in 2016: 1. The Year of Talent: The improved economy, aggressive recruiting ...
Accelerators of KM Maturity [Date Added :01/15/2016]
Regardless of how great its knowledge management (KM) toolkit, every organization has moments when it must take a hard look at how it enables the flow of knowledge across people and systems and identi...
Key Actions Before Employees Retire [Date Added :01/14/2016]
An increasing number of workers are approaching retirement age. Many possess critical knowledge and skills obtained over many years of on-the-job experience, which is difficult, if not impossible, to ...
The New Competitive Advantage [Date Added :01/13/2016]
CECP, a coalition of CEOs who believe that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance, has identified the following trends: - Companies' Purpose Making Headlines: Companie...
Why Companies Fail at Innovation [Date Added :01/11/2016]
Although most businesses want their people to enthusiastically come up with new ideas, they are using very limited ways to create innovation. Brainstorming, team-building or a "best idea" competition ...
Companies Redefining Performance Management [Date Added :01/07/2016]
Perhaps 50% of the Fortune 500 will eliminate performance management rankings and reviews by 2017. But as performance management fades away, what's taking its place? To answer this question, he...
Innovation Myths [Date Added :01/06/2016]
From large companies to entrepreneurial start-ups, many of us believe myths about innovation. Here are six misconceptions that might be holding your company back from having the next great idea: My...
Meeting the Millennial Knowledge Workers' Needs [Date Added :12/28/2015]
Knowledge workers are an integral part of the economy, driving growth and prosperity in the years to come. Yet, work is undergoing a fundamental shift as new ways of working - and new age Millennials ...
Knowledge Management Myths [Date Added :12/22/2015]
Knowledge management pioneer Stan Garfield reveals and debunks 16 Myths of Knowledge Management: - KM Myth 1: Push it - KM Myth 2: Someone Else Will Do It - KM Myth 3: KM is Dead - KM Myth...
Training: How Do You Evaluate Intellectual Capital? [Date Added :12/16/2015]
Evaluating the impact of learning solutions is still a major challenge for most organizations. One of the obstacles hindering evaluation efforts is the ability to provide true control groups that don'...
Creating a Company's Culture Story [Date Added :12/10/2015]
An organization's brand plays an essential role in attracting and maintaining customers. Similarly, organizational culture is a big factor in building relationships between an organization and its emp...
CFOs and Innovation [Date Added :12/08/2015]
Some 36% of US businesses plan to invest in R&D, up from 27% year earlier, according to a Grant Thornton International Business Report. At the same time, North American CFOs anticipate revenue growth ...
The CEO's Role in KM [Date Added :12/03/2015]
Certain CEOs are able to achieve greater and more sustainable results from KM than others, despite having similar KM experts and technology at their disposal. Following is a list of the qualities that...
What KM Needs [Date Added :11/25/2015]
Knowledge Management (KM) platforms need to embrace employees' use of mobile devices and to give employees several ways to find the information they want and to share it with each other, according to ...
Tips to Unlock Knowledge [Date Added :11/18/2015]
Here are some takeaways and tips for KM practitioners and educators from the recent KM Singapore conference: 1. Agile Knowledge Management helps to stay focused and deliver quick wins. 2. Tie kn...
Addressing Unconscious Bias in Your Organization [Date Added :11/11/2015]
Unconscious bias can skew talent and performance reviews. It affects who organizations hire, promote, and develop - and it often undermines an organization's culture. Talent management professionals n...
Biggest Threats to Innovation [Date Added :11/09/2015]
To determine the biggest roadblocks to innovation, consulting firm Imaginatik conducted a study of 200 professionals and has now released the results in its State of Global Innovation report. S...
Innovation Nightmares [Date Added :11/06/2015]
No matter how popular and beloved a brand may be, its survival depends on an organization's ability to adapt. Post-mortems on failed companies point to issues with organizational structure, capabiliti...
Hiring the Right Chief Innovation Officer [Date Added :10/27/2015]
The quest to win the war for innovation has led many organizations to begin hiring Chief Innovation Officers (CINO), Innovation Managers, Vice Presidents of Innovation, or Innovation Directors. How...
Big Four Return to Consulting [Date Added :10/19/2015]
"Whether by acquisition, organic growth or the recruitment of experienced hires, the Big Four have established consulting groups that singly and collectively are a force to be reckoned with," writes L...
Creating a Culture for Millennials [Date Added :10/14/2015]
Employers continuously wrestle with the integration of new and different employees. The Millennial generation of workers may pose the biggest challenge as they represent a greater portion of the workf...
Innovation Myths That Won't Die [Date Added :10/08/2015]
When it comes to innovation, stories and poor advice abound. They run the gamut from how it's done and who should be involved to where ideas come from. These following aren't the only or even the most...
Knowledge Management for Better Employee Productivity [Date Added :10/01/2015]
According to a McKinsey & Company study, the average knowledge worker spends an estimated 28% of their workweek managing emails and nearly 20% looking for internal information or tracking down colleag...
Corporate Sustainability Requires Innovative Solutions [Date Added :09/25/2015]
Due to increasing regulatory requirements, businesses are now forced to address both their impact on the earth and their contribution to society. The dominant economic dimension is taking a back seat ...
China's Fast Track to Innovation [Date Added :09/23/2015]
In 1990, Chinese manufacturing accounted for only 3 per cent of global industrial output. Two decades later in 2010, that figure had increased to 19.4 per cent, making China the world's largest indust...
Common Innovation Killers [Date Added :09/21/2015]
PA Consulting Group has identified five common 'innovation killers' that are stopping organizations from realizing the potential of their innovation activity: 1. Fear: Around three in five responde...
How to Terminate an Innovation Project [Date Added :09/10/2015]
Terminating an innovation project is never easy, especially if you are a leader of an innovation project that one of your teams still believes in passionately, observes Scott Anthony, author of The...
Tucker's 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World [Date Added :09/02/2015]
There are many lists of the world's most innovative companies – here is one compiled by Robert B. Tucker, President of The Innovation Resource Consulting Group. Tucker put this list together because h...
Keys to the Workplace of the Future [Date Added :08/27/2015]
As companies flatten hierarchy and the taxonomy of future work expands, it seems clear that organizational effectiveness will necessarily depend, as always, on the choices of individuals. Individual e...
Should Big Data Be Used To Measure Employee Productivity? [Date Added :08/25/2015]
Research shows that employees do not like large-scale, intense data mining programs. Such programs may lead to decreased job satisfaction, well-being, organizational commitment, attitudes about fairne...
The Biggest Obstacles to Innovation [Date Added :08/21/2015]
Every company, particularly in the technology field, wants to "innovate." Breaking with tradition and bringing the new-and-improved versions of products to the market sounds like an impressive goal, b...
Creating a Company Culture of Innovation [Date Added :08/19/2015]
In the workplace, encouraging creative problem-solving is far easier in theory than in practice. By taking the needed steps to alleviate any overpowering fear of failure, you can steer your team onto ...
Is Knowledge Management Mission Impossible? [Date Added :08/13/2015]
Knowledge Management (KM) is a simple idea, according to Robert Taylor, Head of Knowledge at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. So why, he asks, does this simple idea turn out to be so hard to do? The ...
Bosch CIO on Leveraging Crowds and Social Media [Date Added :08/11/2015]
Jim Fish, chief innovation officer and VP of automotive diagnostics for North America, says harnessing the crowd is vital for business-to-business brands like Bosch, which often are not directly selli...
Corporate Innovation - Creating Urgency [Date Added :08/10/2015]
What can intrapreneurs do to ensure that new projects get the buy-in they need? First, because people gravitate to how they will be compensated, observes Mark Achler, an adjunct lecturer of management...
China's Foreign-Owned Innovation Centers Rapidly Increase [Date Added :08/05/2015]
Just 15 years ago, China was home to 200 foreign-run R&D centers. Today, multinationals operate more than 1,500 innovation facilities throughout the country - and this number is poised to increase by ...
Measuring Leadership Development [Date Added :07/29/2015]
According to The Conference CEO Challenge(r) 2015 report, senior executives are interested in operational excellence, customer relationships, innovation, sustainability, as well as the talent t...
Aligning Learning With Business [Date Added :07/27/2015]
The Chief Learning Officer (CLO) designation - or similar titles - raises the level and expectations of enterprise learning to an executive level. In many cases, this position reports directly to the ...
Sustainable Innovation [Date Added :07/23/2015]
In a world of ongoing unpredictability and disruption, the challenge for businesses isn't to simply find new ways to innovate and stay relevant. Instead, the challenge is to create solutions that help...
Management Tools & Trends 2015 [Date Added :07/22/2015]
Bain & Company's 15th Management Tools & Trends survey shows executives confident and upbeat - 74% say that their current financial performance is strong, and 55% believe economic conditions ar...
Harnessing Unstructured Data [Date Added :07/20/2015]
The effective use of unstructured data offers organizations a genuine competitive advantage, however, it is extremely difficult to take full advantage of the enormous volumes of available unstructured...
Whatever Happened to Knowledge Management? [Date Added :07/16/2015]
Thomas Davenport, Distinguished Professor at Babson College and an early proponent of knowledge management, asks the question: "Whatever Happened to Knowledge Management?" Davenport quickly notes that...
Chinese Firms Invest in US R&D to Accelerate Innovation [Date Added :07/13/2015]
Chinese companies are investing in US research labs to gain access to patents, part of the country's drive to mine America for ideas to help China shift from being the world's factory to a driver of g...
Keys to Successful Open Innovation [Date Added :07/09/2015]
Much has been written about open innovation as if it were a new idea, or that tech start-ups are the secret to its success. However, Jonathan Salem Baskin, president of Arcadia Communications Lab, obs...
Why Bother with Knowledge Management? [Date Added :07/08/2015]
There is still reluctance to systematize knowledge assets so they can benefit the entire organization, according to Nevena Sloan, general manager Portals and Collaboration Digital at Britehouse. Under...
Overcoming the Biggest Barriers to Innovation [Date Added :07/03/2015]
Good ideas rarely arrive on schedule, and rarely fit into standardized systems or adhere to business-as-usual mindsets. Typical business cultures and approaches are antithetical to the innovation they...
Improving Knowledge Management Initiatives [Date Added :07/02/2015]
With so much emphasis on how organizations need to be more human to connect with and satisfy their customers, a new report reveals insights around a Gartner prediction: "By the year 2020, customers wi...
The Value of Subject Matter Experts [Date Added :06/26/2015]
After the recent economic downturn, when many workers were phased out, subject matter experts (SMEs) - people who held the most knowledge about companies' products and processes - found themselves ass...
What Should be the End Goal of an Organization's KM Strategy? [Date Added :06/23/2015]
Australian magazine IMD (Image & Data Manager) recently conducted a reader survey on knowledge management. According to IMD, the question "What is knowledge management?" has triggered a ...
The Optimum Environment for Innovation Teams [Date Added :06/19/2015]
Never underestimate the importance of individual experts to drive innovation, but teams also play an important role. Because innovation is the creation of the new and different, innovation activities ...
LEGO Harnesses Diversity to build an Innovation Culture [Date Added :06/10/2015]
In their recent book Brick by Brick, authors David C. Robertson and Bill Breen explain how toy manufacturer pulled itself back from the brink of bankruptcy to become the kind of brand that is t...
Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules [Date Added :06/02/2015]
Stanford University Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt and co-author Donald Sull, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Business, write in Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World that ...
Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company [Date Added :05/29/2015]
Professors Gary Hamel and Nancy Tennant, writing in a Harvard Business School blog, state that no single innovation tool or method will deliver consistent, profitable breakthroughs, and neither will a...
Managing Enterprise Knowledge [Date Added :05/26/2015]
Member-based non-profit APQC recently released the results of a six-month research study, Connecting People to Content, that outlines 20 best practices for creating compelling enterprise conten...
Which Part of What You Know Really Matters? [Date Added :05/21/2015]
In the corporate world, businesses are regularly measured on the value of their assets: They report to their shareholders about the physical assets they own, their cash in hand, and revenues and profi...
Training Alone Won't Motivate Employees to Change [Date Added :05/11/2015]
If you think about where organizations allocate learning budgets and resources, the area that generally comes to mind is training. The design, development and delivery of training receives much of a l...
Size Matters for KM at Law Firms [Date Added :05/08/2015]
Knowledge management at law firms is about externalizing the knowledge held in lawyers' heads, according to Kate Simpson, director of knowledge management at Canada's Bennett Jones LLP. Because we can...
Best Practice Internal Innovation Programs [Date Added :05/05/2015]
Jacob Morgan, author of The Future of Work, has been investigating companies that have best practice internal incubator or "lab" programs. The goal of all of these programs is to: - encourag...
Internal Innovation Traps [Date Added :05/01/2015]
Companies more than ever are being driven by the need for internal innovation. Even as demand and business uncertainty increases, the average lifespan among US Fortune 500 companies has decreased from...
What Makes Canada's Most Admired Companies Stand Out? [Date Added :04/28/2015]
Each of these six Canadian companies has a business DNA focused on making their employees' lives better and more meaningful as they strive for better benefits, provide training and mentoring and encou...
Fail Better to Succeed Sooner [Date Added :04/23/2015]
In innovation and project management, organizations need to boldly experiment, cleverly learn from failures, and calibrate their efforts. This is much easier said than done. In practice, managers ofte...
Technology Alone Won't Solve Collaboration Problems [Date Added :04/15/2015]
It seems that every week a vendor introduces a new gadget, system or service that promises to help us communicate and collaborate better, faster. However, according to Mark Mortensen, Associate Profes...
Analytics and Talent Retention Challenge HR [Date Added :04/13/2015]
Deloitte's annual Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report reveals a yawning gap between what HR professionals and the business believe is important and the capabilities of HR to deliver what's ...
Entrepreneurship Rebounds Globally [Date Added :04/10/2015]
High levels of entrepreneurial optimism, ambition and innovation are vital to advancing economies, according to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2014 Global Report. The report also confirms ...
Key Human Capital Management Trends [Date Added :04/07/2015]
Consumer-driven trends like social, cloud and easy-to-use analytics are impacting human capital management, (HCM). HCM is perhaps best defined as an umbrella term that is gradually replacing what used...
What is Impeding Open Innovation [Date Added :03/24/2015]
Open Innovation (OI) has become a mainstream activity in most leading companies. It is now established as corporate best practice with many successes, including: - Procter & Gamble's Connect and De...
Gamification In Human Resources [Date Added :03/17/2015]
Gamification is on the increase in human resources - the goal is to increase employee engagement and make company processes more interesting for the many Millennials who grew up playing computer and v...
The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies 2015 [Date Added :03/10/2015]
Fast Company has released its annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies. The top-10 firms are (2014 rankings in parentheses): 1. Warby Parker (17) 2. Apple (14) 3. Alibab...
Most Admired Companies Focus on Globalization [Date Added :03/05/2015]
The world's largest corporations are driving globalization, according to global management consulting firm Hay Group. The firm's experts examined Fortune magazine's "2015 World's Most Admired C...
The Future of Learning - Four Key Trends [Date Added :03/04/2015]
Among today's challenges to traditional education models, many of them brought by or associated with digital technologies, are four trends: 1. The first is the unbundling of education. As Pr...
Lessons Of Innovation [Date Added :02/26/2015]
The goal of Fast Company's annual list of "Most Innovative Companies" is to encapsulate the state of innovation as it exists right now. Here are the 20 lessons gleaned from the 2015 most innova...
Sri Lanka Telecom Recognized for Knowledge Management [Date Added :02/24/2015]
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has been recognized as the "1st Certified knowledge management organization" in Sri Lanka by KM Pro, a US based non-profit professional organization. SLT was awarded this certi...
Enhancing Knowledge Management through Social Media [Date Added :02/17/2015]
Many leading companies realize the importance knowledge management (KM) and recognize that knowledge is an asset that can be managed to achieve competitive advantage; however, many organizations still...
Driving Innovation with Big Data [Date Added :02/13/2015]
The history of innovation is scattered with products and processes which only came into being as a result of an accident or pure serendipity. Microwave ovens, X-ray machines, penicillin - to name a fe...
Chief Innovation Officers in Government: Do They Deliver? [Date Added :02/10/2015]
In 2011, Bryan Sivak became the chief innovation officer (CINO) of the US state of Maryland, the first CINO of any US state or US city. Since then, having a chief innovation officer in US state govern...