NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008 in Boston

Knowledge Musings

Doug Cornelius asked me to participate in the NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008, which for some reason was held in Boston this year. I met several people in the room at the ARC legal KM in the Modern Law Firm event back in 2006, which I wrote about on day 1 and day 2. This is a group of lawyers (primarily) who are very interested in knowledge management in the legal profession.

From 2008 to 2018: 8 Ways HR Has Evolved to Put People First

RiseSmart

From the 2008 recession to major technological advances, the events over the past decade shape how we work today. The world of work has changed drastically over the past 10 years—so it’s no surprise that the role of HR has evolved too. A few distinct global HR trends have fundamentally changed how HR practitioners approach strategic implementation of people processes

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Deconstructing the Work Literacy Learning Event

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Work Literacy online learning event is over and Harold Jarche has posted some of what he learned from our facilitation of the course. I say this every time I do an online learning event, but I think that I'd shorten the course. Time for me to share some of my thoughts. Using Ning for the Course Our first big decision was what platform to use.

Event: The Push and Pull of Knowledge Management in R&D

Knowledge Musings

InnovationWell are doing another event at Bryn Mawr (Philadelphia) on 13 October The Push and Pull of Knowledge Management in R&D : Knowledge Management in the pharmaceutical industry has been undergoing a transition over the past 5-10 years. With recent changes occurring in the industry, shifts in the research focus at both large pharmaceuticals and small-mid size pharmaceuticals and biotechs are becoming more common. The way we view the information food chain has had to change.

Blogging for Learning–Using Quotes

The Bamboo Project Blog

This week on Work Literacy , we’re exploring how to use blogs for personal learning and as part of more structured formal events with learners. Quote Board For a formal learning event, write a blog post asking people to share their favorite quotes on your learning theme.

Poaching Passive Job Seekers with a Business Card

Transparent Office

Third, attend events in your field and talk about your great team when you hand out your card. The Unofficial Apple Weblog reports Apple’s newest way of hiring great employees is by poaching them from other companies.

Don't Rationalize Poor Performance

Reviewsnap

In cases where the expectations were unreasonable or a crucual and unforeseen event occurred, a manager has a valid argument as to why performance fell short of expectations. However, in cases where expectations were reasonable and no significant events impacted the ability to perform, a manager is in no position to make excuses for underperforming. Some managers and owners make excuses when their businesses or operating units don''t perform as expected.

An Introduction To Building Effective Teams

Reviewsnap

Praise as soon after the event as possible. A manager''s role has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years. This change stems from the realization that old management techniques and styles are no longer effective given the changes taking place in peoples'' attitudes about work.

The Triumph of Peer-to-Peer, Bottom-Up and Open Source

The Bamboo Project Blog

So much of learning is about the emotional connections we make to content and for many people, their connection to technology has been forged and redefined through participation in an incredibly emotional event. I have consistently been impressed by the Obama campaign's use of social media, particularly in the past 12 months.

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Negative Online Behavior is a Product of Culture, Not Your Social Media Tools: What I’m Learning from the Work Literacy Course

The Bamboo Project Blog

We’ve also held two “live&# events online. When I saw how this person was interacting, I was at first tempted to say something, especially when he posted an event to do a webinar on his product. T he other thing I’m realizing as I continue to participate in and manage these social media-enhanced learning events is that, if anything, social media brings out the best in people.

Blogging for Learning–�Audio Blogging�

The Bamboo Project Blog

as the result of a training event or as an ongoing professional. This is the last (for now) in my series of posts on using blogs for learning. Earlier this week, Lee Kraus wrote a post on finding the time to blog. He mentioned that he has a two-hour drive every day, which leaves lots of time for thinking, but not for writing. Time is always a challenge for bloggers, but if you’re in the car two hours a day, audio blogging (podcasting) might be something to consider.

Don't Rationalize Poor Performance

Reviewsnap

In cases where the expectations were unreasonable or a crucual and unforeseen event occurred, a manager has a valid argument as to why performance fell short of expectations. However, in cases where expectations were reasonable and no significant events impacted the ability to perform, a manager is in no position to make excuses for underperforming. Some managers and owners make excuses when their businesses or operating units don''t perform as expected.

Heads Up Management: 10 Management Clichés

Transparent Office

If you are at a corporate golf event is it okay to snatch an extra sleeve of golf balls saying you are taking one for the team? Nothing up your sleeve except extra golf balls. by David Zinger. Here are 10 management questions based on popular clichés: Can you think outside of the box if you work in a shoe store? If you have 20 cents do you have a real paradigm shift? If you work for NASA can you really say it’s not rocket science?

Go Far in Fargo: Jodee Bock and Bigger Small Talk

Transparent Office

Jodee Bock created and facilitated an incredible 2 day event in Fargo this past week. Find your Community and Genius in Fargo. by David Zinger  . Many have watched Fargo , the movie, but have you experienced the community of Fargo? Day 1 : An open space day where a strong community of learners worked together to create bigger small talk. It was wonderful to see the power of the community define their needs and offer their perspectives, insights, solutions, opinions, and voice.

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Sales and Wasting Time

Reviewsnap

Now let''s complicate this scenario by introducing events or activities that tend to waste a sales person''s time. The way that sales people utilize their time is critical to their success. Many sales people are simply ineffective time managers. Every minute of every day is essential to a sales person. Sales managers need to stress the importance of time and help their sales people understand how wasted time translates into lost sales. Let''s look at an example to clarify our point.

Advantages of HR Technology

Reviewsnap

Better and Truer Reviews Can Be Given: Rather than taking the chance of basing an employees review for an entire period on recent events only, you can keep better track of their progress, mistakes, etc. A large portion of companies are still using the traditional pen and paper for performance reviews. Companies need to assess the benefits of an online performance management system opposed to the traditional reviews.

Drinking at Lunch

Evil HR Lady

Telling her that she missed out on such an event further indicates a lack of maturity on your team's part. I am a Project Manager who was reprimanded for going out to a restaurant for lunch with several employees. One of them had a beer and upon returning to the office he commented to the newly appointed (inexperienced and unqualified) "Executive Assistant" what she missed for not going with us.

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Social Bookmarking in the Enterprise at MITRE

Knowledge Musings

The Boston KM Forum topic this evening was Tag Me! Social Bookmarking in the Enterprise , a talk by Laurie Damianos of MITRE ( an interview with her at CMU ). Going into the talk, the most interesting thing to me is Laurie's title: she's a Lead Artificial Intelligence Engineer - Can I get that job? Why social bookmarking in the enterprise? MITRE started this project in 2005, when the concept was just blooming from the public web.

Lessons learned only matter when

Knowledge Musings

Due to the seemingly-unconventional approach to lessons learned, I was reminded of Dave Snowden's recent article in the July/August 2008 KM World, Everything is fragmented - Building CoPs for knowledge flow. Lessons learned only matter when someone else takes the results and does something with it! My former LOC students would be thrilled to hear this. At today's SIKM Leaders monthly discussion, Steve Wieneke of GM talked about Lessons Learned.

Setting the context and saving the time

Knowledge Musings

The thing that brings you back in sync is the context: the context of your conversation partner and your own context if this communication about some past event. In meetings at work today, the term "context" has come up a number of times. As I dove into my interest in knowledge management, context was clearly one of the most critical elements of enabling knowledge transfer.

Advance Vacation Notice

Evil HR Lady

Since I already know about this desire for time off, when would be the appropriate time to mention this, in the event that I am interviewed and/or offered a position? I am currently looking for employment (I was laid off) and was wondering about how to ask for a few days off that I know I would like to take. I am completing my MBA in December, and the graduation is in a neighboring state, which would require a few days off for driving, plus the actual ceremony and celebration.

Advance Vacation Notice

Evil HR Lady

Since I already know about this desire for time off, when would be the appropriate time to mention this, in the event that I am interviewed and/or offered a position? I am currently looking for employment (I was laid off) and was wondering about how to ask for a few days off that I know I would like to take. I am completing my MBA in December, and the graduation is in a neighboring state, which would require a few days off for driving, plus the actual ceremony and celebration.

The observer's impression of Enterprise 2.0

Knowledge Musings

The list of friends at the event is just too long to post here. conference, just like they do at other events. The Enterprise 2.0 conference was in Boston again this year. It barely crossed my radar screen last year, since I lived in Chicago. But this year, I thought it might be a nice time to see my KM and Friends2.0 that I don't normally get to see because they live on the other side of the globe - people like Luis Suarez and Stephen Collins.

Understanding Quality by Design

Knowledge Musings

During my last week in Chicago I attended the iBio event on Understanding Quality by Design - a panel discussion between Venkat Venkatasubramanian (Purdue), Dan Heighway ( Eli Lilly ), and Sam Venugopal ( Conformia ). The goal of the FDA's Quality by Design initiative is to create a "maximally efficient, agile, flexible manufacturing sector that reliably produces high-quality products without extensive regulatory oversight."

Drinking at Lunch

Evil HR Lady

Telling her that she missed out on such an event further indicates a lack of maturity on your team's part. I am a Project Manager who was reprimanded for going out to a restaurant for lunch with several employees. One of them had a beer and upon returning to the office he commented to the newly appointed (inexperienced and unqualified) "Executive Assistant" what she missed for not going with us.

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Firing Procedures

Evil HR Lady

My department doesn't have a supervisor, so I invited the head of HR to attend the event. Now I'm called into a meeting to review how I mis-handled the event. My organization handed me an administration manuel w/ no hiring and firing procedures. I have a small staff and have had to fire on three occasions. The procedural steps I do use were gained by asking other senior staff in hallways what they do in this organization. And I have followed those procedures.

Firing Procedures

Evil HR Lady

My department doesn't have a supervisor, so I invited the head of HR to attend the event. Now I'm called into a meeting to review how I mis-handled the event. My organization handed me an administration manuel w/ no hiring and firing procedures. I have a small staff and have had to fire on three occasions. The procedural steps I do use were gained by asking other senior staff in hallways what they do in this organization. And I have followed those procedures.

KM in Global Services

Knowledge Musings

I think David Hobbie is planning to post something about the event too I attended my first evening meeting of Boston's KM Forum. At the start of the meeting, we enjoyed a nice conversation about what each of us are doing with knowledge management. Several people are dealing with SharePoint, and several others are interested in semantic analysis, and several others are related to librarianship at some level.

A Philosophical Job Search

Evil HR Lady

Thanks for your time, in any event! Hello, Evil HR Lady. I've got a question that may be a bit personal, but hopefully it's still general enough to be useful to you. I'm a philosophy major. (Go Go on, laugh, get it out of your system.) Looking at postgraduate career paths, HR is a remarkably appealing option, but I'm worried about whether my BA would be taken seriously when I'm looking for jobs. Am I fussing too much, or could this be a real handicap after graduation?

Tattle Tales

Evil HR Lady

This co-worker is the person responsible for planning and executing a big fund raising event that my company holds every year so if she gets offered this new job and accepts it, it will leave my company royally screwed being that the event is held at the end of May. I am the HR and Finance Manager of a small company, 15 employees. I have been at this job for 6 months and my previous employment focused more on finance so my HR experience is very limited.

Learn a new word: The Grey Swan Event

Steve Boese

You likely have heard of the term 'Black Swan', an event or occurrence, (sometimes even a person of rare talent), that is unpredictable, (really NOT predictable), is incredibly unique, happens infrequently, and often has significant consequences.

Celestial Event Offers Unique Employee Engagement Experience—And Helps a Local Community

HR Daily Advisor

This will give you plenty of time to plan activities surrounding this celestial event and help increase your employees’ engagement. As the eclipse was peaking, we gave all our employees an extended break and we served ice cream for the really ‘cool’ event.

Digital Economy Events You Missed & Where You Need To Be In Q4

SAP Innovation

Despite the block parties, dunk tanks, and attempts to break a Guinness World Record, this event got down to business with an eclectic presenter lineup that included Derek Sivers , creator of CD Baby, which sold for US$22 million in 2008.

2020 Intranet Trends

ThoughtFarmer

Sometimes we even forget how far intranets have evolved, until of course we uncover one of our early blog posts–like this one from 2008. . Communication & Collaboration News & Events digital workplace employee engagement internal communications intranet Social Intranet Software

A Career Choice is a Life Choice – Katelyn Bojanzyk

ViziRecruiter

Since 2006, The Iroquo is Club has hosted countless special events, from weddings to bar mitzvahs, birthdays, baby showers and corporate parties. The venue is best known for its refined, rustic elegance and upscale service that keeps guests coming back to host their most special events.