Archive for the ‘Employee Engagement’ Category

Interview on Open Space with Larry Peterson

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —September 18, 2006
Filed in Employee Engagement, Events

We are getting prepared to be surprised about an upcoming Open Space Fishbowl with Larry Peterson on October 6th with the Victorian Continuous Improvement Network. It …

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Hire a diverse bunch of smart people and let them talk

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 14, 2006
Filed in Employee Engagement

Peering over the fence between disciplines has been a time honoured method for sparking revolutionary ideas. Remember Charles Darwin fruitful dalliance with economics which helped …

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What are knowledge behaviours?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 30, 2006
Filed in Employee Engagement

I’ve been asked by a client to propose a way to help embed knowledge behaviours. My approach will consist of creating situations where the organisation’s staff …

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Hexies Post-it Notes are Better

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —May 12, 2006
Filed in Employee Engagement

One of the narrative techniques we use involves identifying the characters, topics and behaviours from a collection of transcribed anecdotes. This process usually involves groups writing …

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How to get the best out of training

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 2, 2006
Filed in Employee Engagement

David Maister has posted a list of things organisations should do to get the most from their training efforts. Here are two points which I’ve …

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David Maister says training is useless

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 16, 2006
Filed in Employee Engagement

David has a thought provoking post about why most of the training people take in business is useless. I particularly liked his test of whether …

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Knowledge mapping is sensemaking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 15, 2005
Filed in Employee Engagement

I’ve noticed an increased interest in knowledge mapping recently. A couple of tenders have been released, there’s talk about it on ActKM and some of …

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ActKM should abandon its conference

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 30, 2005
Filed in Employee Engagement

I would like ActKM to abandon the speaker-audience model in their conferences and adopt something radically different—discussions. Dave Winer sums the problem up beautifully: The …

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Learning initiatives need stories not measurement

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 25, 2005
Filed in Employee Engagement

I learnt from Nancy Dixon that it’s difficult (perhaps impossible) to determine the organisational impact of a learning initiative. Say, for example, you introduce After …

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Hearing, or not hearing, what you expect

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 18, 2005
Filed in Anecdotes, Employee Engagement

My friend Michelle turned 30 a couple of weeks ago and we all went to her house for a BBQ. I got talking to her …

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