Archive for the ‘Challenge’ Category

Gamification: Going for the High Score
By Brian Corcoran

Jan 29

By now it is no secret that companies are recognizing the value of employee expertise as a crucial component in their enterprise planning activities.  Companies that understand the risks in losing human capital have created or implemented knowledge solutions designed to retain expertise.  These solutions require real employees to spend time contributing their expertise for [...]


Gamification Webinar: Get People Playing Knowledge

Jul 19

  Gamification: Get People Playing Knowledge Sponsored by Stone Cobra Thursday, July 25, 2013 9:30am – 10am PDT Gamification of Enterprise Knowledge Systems is one of the hottest trends today. Companies are using the same models as Yelp, Foursquare, and Reddit to drive increased use of their Knowledge Solutions, incenting employees through game mechanics and [...]


Juice – the Other White Meat

Jun 25

Everyone agrees that as Americans, we rarely get our full serving of fruits and vegetables. So one day, at the beginning of the California summer,  Brandon and Jon brought new options for consuming “5-a-day” to the Cobra offices… Drawing from freshly minted classics like Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, a staggering amount of fresh fruits [...]


Knowledge and The Aging Workforce

Jun 4

Boomer Retirement = Company Knowledge Void In the next five years, the so-called Silver Tsunami, or Gray2K, will sweep through every company as baby boomers start retiring en masse, taking with them a collective 3.3 billion years of experience that companies are already finding difficult to regain[1].  That knowledge is gone forever and the clock [...]


Knowledge as a Service (KaaS): A Proposal

Mar 26

I know, I know – the above sounds kitschy, corny, tacky, hyped-up thought leadership.  We are in the era of cloud – so of course, I am going to propose [A-Z] aaS as a solution. But there is more to this proposition that the initial skepticism can see. As I expressed in previous posts on [...]


Five Benefits of Using Collective Knowledge

Jan 16

This is the first of a series of posts sponsored by my good friends at Stone Cobra where I get to investigate how Knowledge will be changing through the next few years.  In the opening remarks published three weeks ago I covered the core problems we are facing in KM today: source, storage, and use [...]


Christmas Promise

Dec 20

Whether you celebrate Kwanza, Hanukkah, Christmas or the “Holidays,” I’m sure you would agree that this time of year is special. Don’t get me wrong, so many people miss the point by being wrapped up in the craziness (and commercialism) of the season. You know, trying to find out how much someone else spent on [...]


The Coming Shift in Knowledge

Dec 12

There is little new to Knowledge Management, right? I mean, we have been doing it for more than 50 years, since Peter Drucker “invented” the term knowledge worker.  We know what it is, how to use it, what it demands, and what the results are; we have seen most of the challenges and issues and [...]


Victim of Unshared Knowledge

Nov 16

I own a wonderful 25.5 cubic foot stainless steel refrigerator with an in-door ice and water dispenser. Apparently the in-door ice and water dispenser is its Achilles Heel. There’s a mechanism that opens and closes the door to the ice dispenser chute that breaks over time.  The original repair was to replace the entire door. [...]


I can’t help everyone, but I can help someone.

Nov 12

A conversation between my dad and I always stands out in my mind during this time of year. Its a time of year where holiday music and decorations are in every store. A time of year where we think about holiday festivities and family. This is a positive and welcomed time of year for some, [...]