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Re: KM PhD Research Topics #research #learning

 

Hi Mila, 

As a graduate from a PhD program and current KM leader, i may recommend the following: 

- Focus on industrial/ engineering research question. 
- Open up the research scope to management sciences.
- Complement your proposal with a human-centric approach. 
- Discuss how KM has helped to better adopt your solution. 

Any KM topic can be revitalised with new perspectives, at the end this is what the scientific community expects from a researcher.

Hope that has helped.

Thank you
Rachad  


KM PhD Research Topics #research #learning

Stan Garfield
 

>From Mila Malekolkalami at 10:34am
>Hi everyone!
>I need to know some modern and new topics in KM for my phd thesis.
>Will you help me please?

Here is my response.  What else can other members suggest?
Getting a PhD in Knowledge Management, and 10 possible research topics


Re: KMS for Non-Profit Network #tools

Alina Pukhovskaya
 

Hi Maria! Thank you for your offer to help with Confluence/SharePoint :) I might take on that in a little bit! Have a beautiful weekend!


Best regards from Mexico
Alina


Re: KMS for Non-Profit Network #tools

Alina Pukhovskaya
 

Hi Vinod! Thank you for your comments. Totally agree on the 4 points to consider - huge topic in itself. About tech solutions - thanks for adding Huddle and Igloo, will check them out. 


One nonprofit is actually on Google Suit and has it as a special deal for nonprofit. But the space is still limited to 15GB per user, which became the main limitation


Re: KMS for Non-Profit Network #tools

Alina Pukhovskaya
 

Hi Murray! That’s sounds more like something I am used to :) Do you have a special deal with Google drive as university or use the 15gb that are included for free? Need to check what Blackboard is. Thanks! 


Re: KMS for Non-Profit Network #tools

Alina Pukhovskaya
 

Thank you for your comment, Christoph! Confluence’s deal for non profits sounds great. Basecamp also has a 10% discount plus I love that it has a fixed cost (not per user) - will check out the functionality. Thanks!


Re: KMS for Non-Profit Network #tools

Alina Pukhovskaya
 

Thank you Gavin! It needs to be private. I will check out the web page of DKAN

Have a great weekend!
Alina 


Re: Informal Poll - What system/tool/platform do you use for KM #poll #tools

Arthur Shelley
 

Hi Maureen & forum members,

 

Just a few relevant comments beyond the tools themselves...

I have experimented with a range of tools since 1999 (does anyone remember Plumbtree portal before SharePoint?)

Truth is nothing is perfect, but there are many adequate tool combinations - including some free ones.

One tool fits all requirements is an ideal, but regardless of which you choose many people prefer something else for some actions.

 

So the challenge is getting your people to work in the smallest number of tools as possible to keep as much of your interactions and storage in common places. Often this means rules around where certain content & activities live (like ALL conversations in Slack or Teams and all content in Google drove or SharePoint- with tags). As long as people know where to look and this is reliable it is workable.

 

It comes down to the discipline of the people we serve. If they keep their “homes” tidy & consistent everyone is more productive, informed and less frustrated.

 

A quick word on free tools. They change all the time. The last 20 years has seen a plethora of fun tools that can be very helpful. It is inevitable that they leapfrog each other from time to time - try to stay with a consistent minimal set and beware investing too much in the trendy new tool as it may not be here in 2 years:

Remember Google Wave and many of the wiki tools that are no longer with us…

Remember Yahoo Groups, which served this forum very well for over a decade...

 

Explain these things to you people and why consistency enhances knowledge flows (not JUST storage) and they are more inclined to collaborate to achieve shared benefits. As usual with humans - we are only as good as we behave (together towards common outcomes).

 

Arthur Shelley

Founder, Intelligent Answers

Producer Creative Melbourne

@Metaphorage

+61 413 047 408

 


Re: Yammer 'All Company' Distribution #Yammer

David Graffagna
 

Similar to others who have responded here, our "All Company" distribution on Yammer is open to all, and while there are the occasional non-business postings ito that group they are few and far between. It's a very self-regulating environment for "All Company" postings. Plus my organization is open to, and has many non-business related Yammer groups on a very wide variety of topics and interests ... allowing people to have their non-business-related interactions without the need to address the entire organization. 


Re: Yammer 'All Company' Distribution #Yammer

Jeffrey Dlott
 

Thank you everyone for sharing your experience and insights. My team met today and found this information most helpful although we are still working to obtain consensus. @Nicky - looking forward to sharing your information too. Will likely publish a guideline inspired by what you just shared. 

Best,

Jeff


Re: Yammer 'All Company' Distribution #Yammer

Nicky Hayward-Wright
 

Hi Jeffrey

We have a range of groups covering teams/departments, projects, action groups, work groups, social, etc. and in most instance posts are created in the correct/best location. We don't restrict posting to All Company, however we have in place guidelines about posting what and to where, which is covered in staff induction (Yammer self paced online learning undertaken in a private Yammer training group)

Below is wording which is in the Location, Location, Location document (referenced in the Yammer training), which may be useful

---------------------------->>

Q: Where should I post content?
A: The idea is simple - consider who you want to read your content and then post the content in the group that most closely matches your audience.
 

Some examples: 
 

  • If your audience is 1or 2 people you might consider a private message 

  • If your conversation is confidential or private in nature use private messaging 

  • If your audience (who you want to reach) matches the members of a group and the purpose/topic of the group, post to that group 

  • If there are a few people who might have 'extra' need to see an item who aren't in the group you are posting to use @ symbol to notify those individuals 

  • If have a wide audience you want to alert, post to the most appropriate group and then share to All Company  

  • For casual or non-business posts, always use a social group 

  • Avoid posting to the "All Company" group unless it truly warrants whole of company notification 

  • Note that 'All Company' periodically gets a clean out, so it's best to post in the right group 

---------------------------------->>

Remember If a post is created in the 'not best location' it can easily be moved using the move option (see 
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Move-conversations-in-Yammer-149c6399-4ac1-4ced-84d7-e0660960a872). If you have a moderator they can recommend to the post owner to move the post.

Also consider that many people post from the publisher in their Home Feed, and unless they select a group to post to, the post goes to All Company.. Awareness and training helps to change behaviour.

Hope the above is useful.
Regards Nicky


Re: KMS for Non-Profit Network #tools

 

Nice discussion. is there any such application in open source?

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-------- Original message --------
From: Maria Svoisky <arthemis28@...>
Date: 11/22/19 04:54 (GMT+05:45)
To: SIKM@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SIKM] KMS for Non-Profit Network

Alina,
Let me know if you need any help with Confluence  or ShrePoint. I know both of them  pretty well. :)
If I remember  correctly,  Confluence  has a free trial  that you can check online. 
For SharePoint, you can also view some tutorial videos (though for some reason most are around document  management  per se, and now KM).Confluence is probably  easier to set with limited resources, while SharePoint has more robust capabilities.



On Thu, Nov 21, 2019, 9:41 AM Alina Pukhovskaya <alina.pukhovskaya@...> wrote:
Hi Maria - thank you for such a fast reply!

I am not familiar with "Confluence", but see that it keeps coming up through the discussions here. I will check it out in more details! And then will have probably hundred other questions

I will also look again into Office 365-Yammer-SharePoint set up

Thanks!

PS Just wondering if I can reply to this forum directly from the email that I received? It took me ages to get to the laptop :)





On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:29 AM, Maria Svoisky wrote:
Confluence


Re: KMS for Non-Profit Network #tools

Maria Svoisky Goldberg
 

Alina,
Let me know if you need any help with Confluence  or ShrePoint. I know both of them  pretty well. :)
If I remember  correctly,  Confluence  has a free trial  that you can check online. 
For SharePoint, you can also view some tutorial videos (though for some reason most are around document  management  per se, and now KM).Confluence is probably  easier to set with limited resources, while SharePoint has more robust capabilities.



On Thu, Nov 21, 2019, 9:41 AM Alina Pukhovskaya <alina.pukhovskaya@...> wrote:
Hi Maria - thank you for such a fast reply!

I am not familiar with "Confluence", but see that it keeps coming up through the discussions here. I will check it out in more details! And then will have probably hundred other questions

I will also look again into Office 365-Yammer-SharePoint set up

Thanks!

PS Just wondering if I can reply to this forum directly from the email that I received? It took me ages to get to the laptop :)





On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:29 AM, Maria Svoisky wrote:
Confluence


Re: Yammer 'All Company' Distribution #Yammer

Ashley Hartley
 

Our firm monitors the "All Company" posts. In some cases we take them down and then discuss with the poster what they should/should not post to All. Or we remove the post from "All" and put it into the appropriate group - likewise informing the poster so they'll do it right the next time.


Re: Yammer 'All Company' Distribution #Yammer

Jonathan Gordon-Till
 

We have similar experience to Howie's regarding 'All Company' Yammer postings.

Anyone can post to the 'All Company' group, but there seems to be a natural restraint, with almost no frivolous messages. Anything really inappropriate would be quickly removed, though there is no active moderation otherwise.

We have plenty of subject specific and location specific groups which do seem to attract more of the non-business related messages.

Perhaps more of a challenge is for the 'All Company' group to be used for truly important company-wide messages, rather than messages which may seem important to the writer but which are in fact merely 'nice-to-know'.


Re: KMS for Non-Profit Network #tools

Alina Pukhovskaya
 

Thank you for your extensive reply, Katrina - extremely helpful! I am looking now into PBWorks and YouKno.
I also knocked to the community - thanks!


Re: Yammer 'All Company' Distribution #Yammer

Stan Garfield
 

Howie, thanks for your reply.

I know there are other Yammer users among our community's members.  Can someone else reply to Jeff's query?  Thanks!


Re: KMS for Non-Profit Network #tools

Alina Pukhovskaya
 

Hi Maria - thank you for such a fast reply!

I am not familiar with "Confluence", but see that it keeps coming up through the discussions here. I will check it out in more details! And then will have probably hundred other questions

I will also look again into Office 365-Yammer-SharePoint set up

Thanks!

PS Just wondering if I can reply to this forum directly from the email that I received? It took me ages to get to the laptop :)





On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:29 AM, Maria Svoisky wrote:
Confluence


Re: KMS for Non-Profit Network #tools

Vinod Shenoy
 

I'll add to what others have already recommended as considerations before picking a tool set:
  1. Define what you primary objectives are - document sharing, communication of information, discussion (informal vs threaded)
  2. Understand your users comfort level with technology they already have, and gauge the change required if you propose a tool outside their comfort zone.
  3. Define the effort and technical know-how required to set up and maintain the tools you choose for the short and long term. This is often the most overlooked component that leads to disuse and misuse of the tool(s) depending on how much effort it takes and what happens after the expert/champion has left.
  4. Define accessibility features like offline use, internet connection speed especially in remote locations.
You have a variety of options that are free/discounted for non-profits:
  1. All in one solutions like Office 365 and Google Suite that all your users to remain on the same platform. It include email, messaging, pages, storage, search and file creation/editing through the browser itself.
  2. Collaboration-centric tools like Confluence, Huddle and Igloo.
  3. Document-centric tools like Box, Dropbox.
Hope that helps.Let me know if you need more help.


Re: Certifications in Knowledge Management #certification

Nikhil Katyal
 

thank you Stan. Some very useful links.

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