Communities of practice (CoPs) are groups of people who share knowledge on a specific subject, and they have always been a great way for organizations to share knowledge with and among colleagues. The COVID-19 crisis has shifted the way people work and forced many to work almost exclusively in virtual, remote workspaces, which has resulted in people becoming physically isolated from colleagues. As a result, the crisis has reinforced the strength of CoPs as a critical means of knowledge management within organizations.
In this era of longevity, where average global life expectancy has rocketed from 53 years in 1960 to 72 years in 2015,1 employees are finding the need and preference to stay in the workforce beyond the “traditional” retirement age, developing secondary careers and moving through careers and roles. Hence, the workforce of today is composed of four generations, including baby boomers, Gen X, millennials, and Gen Z working together. This challenges organizations, as they must facilitate knowledge transfer within a multigenerational workforce to stay competitive.
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The Digital Revolution is upon us, and to understand the impact, some experts are calling it the fourth industrial revolution. New technology is being introduced at an unprecedented rate, and jobs are changing in ways that require humans to integrate WITH technology to do their jobs. This new way of working can only be successful with people as the priority and at the center of work. One people-centered solution to help companies manage the challenges that come with this digital revolution is Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs). They help people work effectively with technology in the flow of work.
Posted by Shira Fernaldes Karni on August 22, 2019.
This is the era of knowledge. In today’s world, while knowledge doubles itself approximately every 12 hours, knowledge half-life is rapidly getting shorter and shorter. Evidently, this new reality yields a constant need for learning and refreshing one’s knowledge on a regular basis. In this article, I will elaborate on the risks and challenges organizations face due to the inescapable changes in knowledge. In addition, I will initiate the discussion on how a joint KM-Learning approach can provide organizations with a solution that enables competitive advantage rather than risks mitigation.
Posted by Ido Namir on December 19, 2018.
Acknowledging that efficient, learning AI technologies are due to a base of large and relevant data, a whole new approach toward human work and employment is emerging.
The future of work is being shaped by three key forces. As technological advances of cognitive AI, machine learning, and everything-as-a-service become more integrated into the fabric of business the very nature of the workforce, work and workplace are rapidly evolving. It is enabling a new generation of workers who will be largely “gig” and digitally savvy. The best talent may no longer be where companies exist meaning that managing a more broadly dispersed workforce will be a competitive differentiator. When compounded with a significant number of pending retirements and a complex global regulatory environment it is clear that the topic of knowledge management is top of mind to leaders.
Becoming a smart, adaptable business is not a one-dimensional issue. As high-tech becomes an integral part of our daily work, changing manpower or IT on one hand or replacing machinery on the other is not sufficient to keep an organization competitive. On the contrary, many startups and boutique companies with limited experience and resources are outsmarting and disrupting established companies. Understanding the reasons for this phenomenon can shed light on the essential transformations needed to compete in this dynamic market. Namely, better knowledge management and clever implementation of digital workplace tools can make businesses smarter than ever.