Sunday, November 23, 2008
What I take exception to is the myth that there is a shortage of skilled IT people in the USA.Â I don't buy that argument, which is typically based on anecdotal evidence provided by some IT industry luminary or lobbyist.Â I came across a Baseline Magazine article - Is There Really An IT Labor Shortage -Â that presents data from studies by Professor Vivek Wadhwa at Duke University.Â This information provides data that contradicts what we hear on a daily basis.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
True Knowledge Management has never been about documents and search.Â Knowledge Management has always been about Connectedness.Â If "experts" have been doing KM as documents and search, they haven't been practitioners of Knowledge Management.
See the KM News definition of KM for my thinking...
Sunday, November 16, 2008
What VNA discovers:
- How the work actually gets done
- The kind of value you are really creating
- How efficiently your organization (and the network it supports) converts resources (inputs) to valueoutputs (value conversion).
- Where the value creation failure points are in the network (problem flow paths and roles)
Value Network Analysis Workshop:
Leading Network Intelligence
Thursday 11 December 2008
8:00am - 4:30pm
Davidson Conference Center
3415 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90007 USA
Friday, November 7, 2008
Many of us aroundÂ the world are confronting the harsh reality of economic uncertainty.Â In many respects fear has eclipsed rational thinking and created a reality not wholly based on fact - perception became reality.Â Fear has replaced rational thought.
This article from bizjournalsÂ brought me back to reality.Â I (we) can't use copingÂ behaviours that play into the fear and self doubt, but need to focus on what I (we) can control.Â Now more than ever we need to leverage our individual and collective knowledge.
The author details five behaviours that hit home with me:
Lead with compassion
Maintain a realistic optimism
Support each other
Go with the energy
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