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21

Jul

Towards better collaboration

In 2003, I was working on a project in a large government organisation. Towards the end of the project I discovered that someone else in another business unit was working on essentially the same piece of work. Neither of us knew about the other. As I began to investigate I found that, despite the best efforts of individuals, duplication of effort was a reasonably common occurrence. This raised a question: If collaborating within an organisation was so problematic, how difficult must it be to work across organisations? ... read full post

Posted by:  Sally Jansen van Vuuren , Principal Management Consultant |  21 July 2009

Collaboration


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24

Jun

Social networking tools for organisations

Recently I have been involved in a number of conversations, both internally and with clients, about the value and role of social networking tools for organisations. There appear to be two main themes: (a) how can they add value to my business; and (b) if we don’t have them, how do we attract and retain the new generation of workers for whom social networking tools are part of their everyday existence? ... read full post

Posted by:  Sally Jansen van Vuuren , Principal Management Consultant |  24 June 2009

Social Networking, communication


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11

Jun

Knowledge Management: It’s not what you do; it’s the way that you do it

(And some golden rules.) It seems like a lifetime since we first introduced Intergen’s Knowledge Management capability at a Twilight session. In fact, it is almost a year and since that time we have been engaged in a number of projects. These have included developing an organisation-wide KM strategy, providing KM coaching and mentoring; providing analysis, support and advice to a client developing their own KM strategy; developing and facilitating KM workshops; and investigating the concept of a ‘knowledge hub’ to replace an existing technology system. Without exception, these engagements have focused on helping the client to create an environment where individuals and the organisation are able to support achievement of their business...... read full post

Posted by:  Sally Jansen van Vuuren , Principal Management Consultant |  11 June 2009

communication, Change Management, Knowledge Management


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18

May

Defining (and writing about) Personal Knowledge Management

Personal Knowledge Management can be broadly defined as an evolving set of knowledge-related skills and abilities that allows an individual to survive, and prosper, through turbulent, complex and changing organisational and social environments. It’s something we all do, even if we’re not consciously aware of it. Some of us are really structured and focused, identifying exactly what we need and planning how to get it. Others amass knowledge in a less structured way, acquiring and storing seemingly disparate and sometimes totally random nuggets that, at some future opportunity, we pull together to make sense of a situation at hand. ... read full post

Posted by:  Sally Jansen van Vuuren , Principal Management Consultant |  18 May 2009

Knowledge Management


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