Part Two: Benefits of Knowledge Management

Posted by Stan Garfield on 11/22/2017

As mentioned in my first post on this topic, in order to sell knowledge management to your stakeholders, you first need to become a KM expert yourself. As an expert, you’ll develop a very clear understanding of KM’s benefits to your unique organization. I included seven of the major benefits of having a successful knowledge management program in Part One of this post; here are another eight—drawn from my new book, Proven Practices for Promoting Knowledge Management.

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Part One: Benefits of Knowledge Management

Posted by Stan Garfield on 11/16/2017

To sell knowledge management to your stakeholders, you first need to become a KM expert yourself. This involves developing a very clear understanding of KM’s benefits to your unique organization. Please read on for seven of the major benefits of having a successful knowledge management program, drawn from my new book, Proven Practices for Promoting Knowledge Management Program

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs, Benefits of Knowledge Management

Why Won’t People Share Knowledge, and What Can You do About It?

Posted by Stan Garfield on 11/7/2017

To change a culture from one of knowledge hoarding to one of knowledge sharing, we must first understand why people may not be sharing their knowledge with one another. Below are some of the main reasons—along with recommended solutions—drawn from my new book, Proven Practices for Promoting Knowledge Management.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs, Knowledge Management Impact

Part Two: Secrets of Networking for Knowledge Management Impact

Posted by Stan Garfield on 10/31/2017

You don’t have to go it alone to sell KM inside your organization. There are many avenues available that let you take advantage of outside help when you’ve run out of ideas (or steam!) and need to regroup or re-energize. These include joining and participating in KM communities, using industry analyst reports, and interviewing your peers in other organizations.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs, Knowledge Management Impact

5 out of 5 Stars for a “rich and practical source of proven KM programs and practices”

Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 10/26/2017

Jean-Claude Monney, Chief Knowledge Officer, Microsoft Enterprise Services, recently awarded five stars to Stan Garfield’s new book titled Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program. This comprehensive text, published by Lucidea Press, is an actionable guide to promoting knowledge management practices within your organization. If you want your KM program to achieve maximum success, you simply must read this book.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs

Part One: Secrets of Networking for Knowledge Management Impact

Posted by Stan Garfield on 10/24/2017

You don’t have to go it alone to sell KM inside your organization. Take advantage of outside help by scheduling visits with others who are doing KM well, joining and participating in KM communities, using industry analyst reports, or retaining an outside consultant.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs, Knowledge Management Impact

Three keys to KM leadership

Posted by Stan Garfield on 10/12/2017

During my career as a KM practitioner, I have both observed and developed proven practices for leading successful knowledge management programs. They’re included in my new book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world. Please read on for my thoughts on the essentials of KM leadership.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs

Part 3: The Single Most Important KM “Sale” You Can Make

Posted by Stan Garfield on 10/5/2017

The single most important “KM sale” you can make is to your senior leaders. In my first two posts on this topic, I asserted that in my experience, if you get them on board, everything else will be much easier. If you can’t: try, try, and try again. Valuable tools for getting leaders' sponsorship and support include telling stories, making the business case, and selling the benefits. Please read on to learn about selling the benefits, drawn from my new book Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs

Ready to Read: Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program

Posted by Stan Garfield on 9/28/2017

I’m pleased to announce that my new book, Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program, is now available. Published by Lucidea Press, it will show you how to build a successful knowledge management program that gets ongoing leadership commitment and creates a knowledge-sharing culture. Please read on for more detail, and a special offer from Lucidea.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs

Part 2: The Single Most Important KM “Sale” You Can Make

Posted by Stan Garfield on 9/21/2017

The single most important “KM sale” you can make is to your senior leaders. As mentioned in my previous post on this topic, if you get them on board, everything else will be much easier. If you can’t, you must keep trying until you do. To get their sponsorship and support, tell stories, make the business case, and sell the benefits. Please read on to learn about making the business case, drawn from my new book Proven Practices for Promoting Knowledge Management.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs

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