Mentoring in the Workplace

When you have unanswered questions or need help troubleshooting issues at work, where do you turn first? Chances are, a specific coworker (or two) sprang to mind as your trustworthy and reliable go-to. In Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, Kimiz Dalkir sites an IBM Institute survey that found that “people first turned to other …

Choosing a Learning Management System

Learning management systems (LMS) are on the rise due to the increasing popularity of and demand for more flexible, accessible, online learning solutions. With such a high saturation, it can be difficult for organizations to make a choice regarding which LMS is right for them. In order to make this decision, you should first assess …

Fostering an Effective Knowledge Sharing Network

It should come as no surprise that learning is largely a social experience. From language acquisition to behavior to a variety of skills like learning how to drive—we gain most of our knowledge from other people. The same is true in the workplace. In Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, Kimiz Dalkir writes that, according …

Reducing Company Vulnerability Through Knowledge Management

An organization’s intellectual assets are, arguably, its most valuable and well-guarded resources. Intellectual property is what provides a company their competitive edge in the market, but it can also represent one of their greatest vulnerabilities. The organizational knowledge base is partitioned off into two categories: explicit knowledge and tacit knowledge. Explicit knowledge is knowledge that …