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Re: Making SIKM Presentations More Widely Available #APQC

Kaplan, Bill <bill.kaplan@...>
 

Curious…Why are they offering to do this?  What is the WIIFM for them?

 

William S. Kaplan, CPCM

Chief Knowledge Officer

Acquisition Solutions, Inc.

 

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"Knowledge at Work"

 

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From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Stan Garfield
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 13:46
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] Making SIKM Presentations More Widely Available

 


APQC has offered to play a larger role in supporting the SIKM Leaders
Community. This could include con call logistics, providing wider
access to presentations, and providing a blog platform.

Before agreeing to any of this, I wanted to ask the members for their
views. If you agree, disagree, or have other suggestions on this topic,
please reply to this thread. No decisions will be made without first
notifying the members.

Regards,
Stan

--- In sikmleaders@..., Bill Kaplan wrote:
> I would suggest considering a multiple set of candidate sponsors if
this
> is the approach taken.

--- In sikmleaders@..., Mike Koffman wrote:
> Stan, if you put all these presentations together you will have a nice
> book of readings. Perhaps that is something to consider. Over time,
> quite a bit of intellectual capital has passed through this community.
> A volunteer committee might pick the "best" offerings and seek to get
> release permission from the authors. Perhaps an APQC-sponsored
> publication? The nice idea to me is the concept of a publication
> emanating from a an on-line virtual community.


Making SIKM Presentations More Widely Available #APQC

Stan Garfield
 
Edited

APQC has offered to play a larger role in supporting the SIKM Leaders
Community. This could include con call logistics, providing wider
access to presentations, and providing a blog platform.

Before agreeing to any of this, I wanted to ask the members for their
views. If you agree, disagree, or have other suggestions on this topic,
please reply to this thread. No decisions will be made without first
notifying the members.

Regards,
Stan

--- In sikmleaders@yahoogroups.com, Bill Kaplan wrote:
I would suggest considering a multiple set of candidate sponsors if this is the approach taken.
--- In sikmleaders@yahoogroups.com, Mike Koffman wrote:
Stan, if you put all these presentations together you will have a nice
book of readings. Perhaps that is something to consider. Over time,
quite a bit of intellectual capital has passed through this community.
A volunteer committee might pick the "best" offerings and seek to get
release permission from the authors. Perhaps an APQC-sponsored
publication? The nice idea to me is the concept of a publication
emanating from a an on-line virtual community.


Online open house for Knowledge Management at Kent State, Wednesday, July 9 #learning

Thomas J. Froehlich
 

On Wednesday, July 9, 2008, from 6 PM to 7:30 PM, there will be an online, interactive session on the certificate program and Master of Science degree in Knowledge Management at Kent State University. For information about joining this online open house, go to: http://iakm.kent.edu/kmonline/ The session will also be recorded, so interested parties can access it immediately following the event.

Potential students are encouraged to make time for this informational meeting. They will be able to access the presentation as it occurs and will be able to ask questions through their computers online.

Dr. Thomas J. Froehlich, Director of the Masters Program in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management, will provide an overview of the program and its online options in the area of Knowledge Management.

Dr. Denise Bedford will speak about her background, experience and expertise in knowledge management and will provide an overview of the two courses she will be teaching for the IAKM program in the fall, Foundational Principles of Knowledge Management and the Economics of Information.

Dr. Bedford holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been the Senior Information Officer at the World Bank since 1997, where she is responsible for management of the World Bank’s core metadata strategy, including content type strategy and the various ontologies that support Bank metadata.

She has taught courses at the University of Tennessee, Georgetown University, Catholic University of America, University of Richmond, and George Mason University.


Re: Have you used/worked with Alfresco? #content-management

Cornejo Castro, Miguel <miguel.cornejo@...>
 

Hi Gian,
 
I've done several concepts on it (practical trials mostly), no full roll-outs. It's a very solid document management platform, very friendly for developers, with nice touches that will or will not be relevant to you depending on goals. Integrates very well with other tools, and supports both MS and open standards. The coming version 3.0 showcased in Barcelona adds a further layer of collaboration tools and tricks, plus better tools for building interfaces, that make it a great KM tool.
 
Sticking to current features and comparisons with tools I've worked with and implemented, IMHO... :
 
- It's nimbler than FileNet but (on a document management level) at least as good, without some of the worst gaffes of IBM's acquisition. Alfresco is much more friendly for customization. Good support (on both Community and Enterprise versions) beats my experience of FileNet. No per-user (or other) license costs makes it cost-effective on both large and cash-strapped organizations. You can get quality integrators for both. On the process automatization level (BPM) they are not on the same league: while Alfresco supports administrative routing and can be proficient for most uses (indeed I've used it to teach practical BPR), FileNet's processes can be exponentially more complex, leading to powerful integrations with other tools.
 
- It's far more serious than Sharepoint. While MS's tool does a decent job of supporting team collaboration, Sharepoint is very bad at the document management angle (lack of serious searching, for one, makes it a bad KM solution), a poor integrated web solution, and not though for use as a serious development platform. It's like a house without the foundations. Alfresco has very good foundations and currently a nice collaboration feature set (conversation support stands out), but as of today, the MS solution incorporates some tricks that Alfresco does not have (wiki, blog). Still, Sharepoint's integrated tricks are substandard: neither the bulletin boards nor the blog nor the wiki are especially good nor stand well against the competition. And Sharepoint locks you into a Microsoft environment while you can use Alfresco in a mixed house of Linux, Mac and Windows (and Open Office and MS Office and...).
 
Re the "open source vs corporate support" question, Alfresco has hit a sweet spot because it has both:
 
That's about it for current features. If you're looking for the collaboration toolset, though, you would do well to browse the new Community feature set... full integration of wiki and blog stalwarts such as Mediawiki and Wordpress are just half the fun. I especially like the way they manage collaboration with people outside the organization.
 
Hope it helps a bit. Of course, the relevance of all this depends on the goals you want to attain with the tool... there's better tools for many uses.
 
Best regards,
 
Miguel


De: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] En nombre de gjagai
Enviado el: lunes, 30 de junio de 2008 22:45
Para: sikmleaders@...
Asunto: [sikmleaders] Have you used/worked with Alfresco?

Hi,

I was curious if anyone in the SIKM group has used or knows of someone
who has used the Alfresco Open Source Content Mgmt platform
(http://www.alfresco.com/).

Appreciate your thoughts and insights. And if you compared it with any
other platforms.

Thanks
Gian...
HDS Global Services Knowledge Management Program


Have you used/worked with Alfresco? #content-management

Gian Jagai
 

Hi,

I was curious if anyone in the SIKM group has used or knows of someone
who has used the Alfresco Open Source Content Mgmt platform
(http://www.alfresco.com/).

Appreciate your thoughts and insights. And if you compared it with any
other platforms.

Thanks
Gian...
HDS Global Services Knowledge Management Program


KM Method Cards #methods

laalgadger <laalgadger@...>
 

Back in 2006, Tom Short (how is the job hunting going BTW) posted a
query about running a KM workshop. And using KM cards was mentioned.
Patrick Lambe has actually done this and the cards are available here:
http://www.greenchameleon.com/gc/blog_detail/km_method_cards/

I realise advertising on this list is a bit of a no-no but it does
link back to previous discussion - and I have a pack and like them...


Re: Paper you wrote on CoPs #CoP

Valdis Krebs <valdis@...>
 

You might find this work @ IBM of interest...

http://www.orgnet.com/emergent.html

Follow the links on that page for more in-depth info.

Valdis Krebs
http://www.orgnet.com

On Jun 24, 2008, at 3:44 PM, lisalbeck wrote:

Hi Carol,

I hope you are well. I couldn't find your email so hope this reaches
you.

I had noted that you are publishing an article covering your work with
CoPs. Has that been published yet? If so, can you direct me to it?

We are finally diving into CoPs so need all of the best thinking we
can get and the literature search you did sounds very valuable as well
as your findings.

Best regards,
Lisa Beckers
Deloitte Consulting


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SLA's Knowledge management Certificate Program #knowledge-services #certification #learning

rademary <mtradem@...>
 

I haven't personally attended any of these sessions, but am a member
of SLA (Special Library Association) and get these alerts quite
frequently. Passing along in case someone is looking for a reputable
organization from which to gain a KM certificate.
Mary Morgan


Take advantage of an exclusive SLA member benefit and register for
the repeat session of the popular course Introduction to Knowledge
Management and Knowledge Services, the first course of Click U's
Knowledge Management Certificates program. Registration is limited.
To ensure you get a seat register NOW!

KMKS01 Introduction to Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services

This course identifies the essential theoretical and practical
concepts for understanding the role of knowledge management and
knowledge services in the organizational workplace and provides basic
definitions and service delivery models for managing information,
knowledge and learning in the workplace. Topics covered include:

• history of knowledge management and knowledge services
• descriptions and concepts related to knowledge management and
knowledge services
• definitions of knowledge management and knowledge services
• knowledge management and knowledge services in the
corporate/organizational management environment
• the role of knowledge management and knowledge services in building
the knowledge culture for the parent organization

Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will acquire a history of
knowledge management and knowledge services; they will also examine
and analyze descriptions and concepts related to knowledge management
and knowledge services. Participants will be able to identify and
summarize definitions of knowledge management and knowledge services.
Participants will also be able to define the role of knowledge
management and knowledge services in the corporate/organizational
management environment and recognize the role of knowledge management
and knowledge services in building the knowledge culture for the
parent organization.

For more detailed course information please visit Click U: KMKS01
Course Information

Course Dates: 7 - 24 July 2008 [3 weeks]

Completion of this course counts towards all three Certificates in
the Knowledge Management Certificates Program. Please see: KM
Certificates

Questions? Want more information? Need the detailed course schedule?
Email: clicku@sla.org

An Important Note: While the primary goal in developing these
programs is to allow SLA members to earn one or more certificates,
each of these courses has inherent value and any course may be taken
à la carte.


Paper you wrote on CoPs #CoP

Lisa Beckers
 

Hi Carol,

I hope you are well. I couldn't find your email so hope this reaches
you.

I had noted that you are publishing an article covering your work with
CoPs. Has that been published yet? If so, can you direct me to it?

We are finally diving into CoPs so need all of the best thinking we
can get and the literature search you did sounds very valuable as well
as your findings.

Best regards,
Lisa Beckers
Deloitte Consulting


Position Available: Global Taxonomy Senior Manager for Deloitte #jobs

Stan Garfield
 

If interested, please contact Christine Resko directly.

 

-------

From: Christine Resko

Subject: Global Taxonomy Senior Manager for Deloitte  

 

Please take a look at the description below, share liberally, and connect anyone you believe appropriate with me.  Thank you in advance!

 

Christine Resko

HR Contract Recruiter

Global Office Human Resources

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Services, Inc.

Direct: +1 312 486 5668

Fax: +1 312 247 5668

cresko@...

www.deloitte.com

  

111 S Wacker Drive - 18th Floor

Chicago, IL  60606

USA

Global Taxonomy Senior Manager


Job Description
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, its member firms, and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is an organization of member firms around the world devoted to excellence in providing professional services and advice, focused on client service through a global strategy executed locally in nearly 150 countries. With access to the deep intellectual capital of 120,000 people worldwide, Deloitte delivers services in four professional areas - audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services - and serves more than one-half of the world's largest companies, as well as large national enterprises, public institutions, locally important clients, and successful, fast-growing global growth companies. Services are not provided by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein, and, for regulatory and other reasons, certain member firms do not provide services in all four professional areas.

As a Swiss Verein (association), neither Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other's acts or omissions. Each of the member firms is a separate and independent legal entity operating under the names 'Deloitte,' 'Deloitte & Touche,' 'Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu,' or other related names.

 

Join Deloitte's Global Knowledge Management Operations Group and maintain the global taxonomy and continue to drive its adoption and implementation by Functions and Member Firms. In the position, you will also provide internal consulting and guidance to member firms and functions in the construction and application of local extensions to the global taxonomy.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

      Provide internal consulting and support to member firms and functions building local extensions to the global taxonomy. Includes strategy development as well as actual construction and implementation.

      Provide guidance and support regarding taxonomy development and implementation to Deloitte Platform and global applications.

      Integrate global taxonomy with the firm's various content management systems and search utilities.

      Provide education on the benefits and use of controlled vocabularies (i.e. standardized language). Includes the articulation of the business case for dedicating a percentage of resources to developing, implementing and maintaining taxonomies.

      Provide oversight of local extensions and resolve conflicts between extensions.

      Work collaboratively with Taxonomy Product Manager to manage existing categories within global taxonomy, including quarterly reviews and updates.

      Work collaboratively with Taxonomy Product Manager to develop and implement new categories within the global taxonomy as dictated by business needs.

      Maintain Global Taxonomy web site on Deloitte Resources.

      Facilitate quarterly Global Taxonomy Review Committee calls and manage membership of the Review Committee.

      Foster growth of Deloitte's Taxonomy Community of Practice.

      Grow Deloitte's reputation within KM communities external to Deloitte through presentations at non-vendor sponsored conferences and other speaking engagements.

       

Skills and Experience:

      Minimum of 7-10 years of information science experience in a business environment

      Strong understanding of taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies and experience adapting such controlled vocabularies to meet business needs

      Strong experience establishing, developing and maintaining taxonomies in a global organization

      Experience using taxonomy management tools such as Synaptica/Factiva or related tools

      Experience using enterprise level search tools such as Verity, Autonomy, etc. or related tools

      Strong communication skills

      Excellent analytical skills

      Ability to quickly build consensus among diverse stakeholders

      Strong business acumen

      Bachelor's degree in Information Science and/or Master's degree in Library Science or related field; MBA helpful but not required

 


Re: June 2008 SIKM Call: Barry Dayton - KM at 3M #monthly-call

Kaplan, Bill <bill.kaplan@...>
 

I would suggest considering a multiple set of candidate sponsors if this is the approach taken.

 

William S. Kaplan, CPCM

Chief Knowledge Officer

Acquisition Solutions, Inc.

 

(w) 703.253.6313

(c)  571.238.9878

 

"Knowledge at Work"

 

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From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Michael Koffman
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 19:01
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: RE: [sikmleaders] KM at 3M

 

Stan, if you put all these presentations together you will have a nice book of readings.  Perhaps that is something to consider.  Over time, quite a bit of intellectual capital has passed through this community.  A volunteer committee might pick the "best" offerings and seek to get release permission from the authors.  Perhaps an APQC-sponsored publication?  The nice idea to me is the concept of a publication emanating from a an on-line virtual community.
 
Thanks again for being the catalyst for this wonderful group.
 
Best wishes,
 
Mike


To: sikmleaders@...
From: stangarfield@...
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:59:05 +0000
Subject: [sikmleaders] KM at 3M

TO: SIKM Leaders Community

 

Yesterday we held our 35th monthly call.  Here is a summary.

 

Attendees

 

  1. Stephanie Barnes
  2. Sushma Bharathi
  3. Jim Coogan
  4. Allan Crawford
  5. Barry Dayton
  6. Raj Datta
  7. Marcus Funke
  8. Stan Garfield
  9. Yao Ge
  10. Andrew Gent
  11. Nat Girish
  12. Sue Hanley
  13. Felix Harling
  14. John Hovell
  15. Linda Hummel
  16. Gian Jagai
  17. Tara Keithley
  18. Mike Koffman
  19. Dee Anne Kotzur
  20. Linda Macchi
  21. Darcy MacPherson
  22. Doug Madgic
  23. Mark May
  24. John McQuary
  25. Mark Neff
  26. Kate Pugh
  27. Tom Short
  28. Dave Staughton
  29. Sanjay Swarup
  30. Peter West

 

The call featured Barry Dayton on "KM at 3M."  Barry's presentation is available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sikmleaders/files/KM%20at%203M%20-%20SIKM%206-17-08.pdf .  The call was recorded and can be listened to at http://www.divshare.com/download/4761833-29a .  Thanks to Barry for presenting.

 

Here are some comments from the participants:

  • "Good sharing once again!"
  • "Great discussion!"

 

You can continue the discussion in the Yahoo! Group by replying to this thread.

 

If you are willing to give a presentation on a future call, please send a note to stangarfield@... with the topic and the desired month.

 

Future Calls

 

  • July 15, 2008:  Steve Wieneke of GM - "Replacing a Lessons Learned Database with a Visible Learning Process"
  • August 19, 2008: Marc Solomon - "Content supply? Meet Knowledge Demand - PRTM's KM experience"
  • September 16, 2008: Hubert Saint-Onge - "Collaboration and the New Enterprise"
  • October 21, 2008: Richard McDermott - "Developing, Deepening and Retaining Expertise"
  • November 18, 2008: John Hovell of ManTech - "KM at ManTech International"
  • December 16, 2008 Raj Datta of MindTree - "Building a knowledge ecosystem"
  • January 20, 2009 Bernadette Boas - "Day in the Life of Business Workflow"
  • February 17, 2009 Arthur Shelley - "Impacts of behavior on project outcomes (with an emphasis on knowledge transfer)"
  • March 17, 2009 Al Simard - "Knowledge services framework developed by Natural Resources Canada"

 

Regards,

Stan

 

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Re: June 2008 SIKM Call: Barry Dayton - KM at 3M #monthly-call

Michael Koffman
 

Stan, if you put all these presentations together you will have a nice book of readings.  Perhaps that is something to consider.  Over time, quite a bit of intellectual capital has passed through this community.  A volunteer committee might pick the "best" offerings and seek to get release permission from the authors.  Perhaps an APQC-sponsored publication?  The nice idea to me is the concept of a publication emanating from a an on-line virtual community.
 
Thanks again for being the catalyst for this wonderful group.
 
Best wishes,
 
Mike

To: sikmleaders@...
From: stangarfield@...
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 15:59:05 +0000
Subject: [sikmleaders] KM at 3M

TO: SIKM Leaders Community

 

Yesterday we held our 35th monthly call.  Here is a summary.

 

Attendees

 

  1. Stephanie Barnes
  2. Sushma Bharathi
  3. Jim Coogan
  4. Allan Crawford
  5. Barry Dayton
  6. Raj Datta
  7. Marcus Funke
  8. Stan Garfield
  9. Yao Ge
  10. Andrew Gent
  11. Nat Girish
  12. Sue Hanley
  13. Felix Harling
  14. John Hovell
  15. Linda Hummel
  16. Gian Jagai
  17. Tara Keithley
  18. Mike Koffman
  19. Dee Anne Kotzur
  20. Linda Macchi
  21. Darcy MacPherson
  22. Doug Madgic
  23. Mark May
  24. John McQuary
  25. Mark Neff
  26. Kate Pugh
  27. Tom Short
  28. Dave Staughton
  29. Sanjay Swarup
  30. Peter West

 

The call featured Barry Dayton on "KM at 3M."  Barry's presentation is available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sikmleaders/files/KM%20at%203M%20-%20SIKM%206-17-08.pdf .  The call was recorded and can be listened to at http://www.divshare.com/download/4761833-29a .  Thanks to Barry for presenting.

 

Here are some comments from the participants:

  • "Good sharing once again!"
  • "Great discussion!"

 

You can continue the discussion in the Yahoo! Group by replying to this thread.

 

If you are willing to give a presentation on a future call, please send a note to stangarfield@gmail.com with the topic and the desired month.

 

Future Calls

 

  • July 15, 2008:  Steve Wieneke of GM - "Replacing a Lessons Learned Database with a Visible Learning Process"
  • August 19, 2008: Marc Solomon - "Content supply? Meet Knowledge Demand - PRTM's KM experience"
  • September 16, 2008: Hubert Saint-Onge - "Collaboration and the New Enterprise"
  • October 21, 2008: Richard McDermott - "Developing, Deepening and Retaining Expertise"
  • November 18, 2008: John Hovell of ManTech - "KM at ManTech International"
  • December 16, 2008 Raj Datta of MindTree - "Building a knowledge ecosystem"
  • January 20, 2009 Bernadette Boas - "Day in the Life of Business Workflow"
  • February 17, 2009 Arthur Shelley - "Impacts of behavior on project outcomes (with an emphasis on knowledge transfer)"
  • March 17, 2009 Al Simard - "Knowledge services framework developed by Natural Resources Canada"

 

Regards,

Stan

 

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June 2008 SIKM Call: Barry Dayton - KM at 3M #monthly-call

Stan Garfield
 
Edited

TO: SIKM Leaders Community

 

Yesterday we held our 37th monthly call.  Here is a summary.

 

Attendees

  1. Stephanie Barnes
  2. Sushma Bharathi
  3. Jim Coogan
  4. Allan Crawford
  5. Barry Dayton
  6. Raj Datta
  7. Marcus Funke
  8. Stan Garfield
  9. Yao Ge
  10. Andrew Gent
  11. Nat Girish
  12. Sue Hanley
  13. Felix Harling
  14. John Hovell
  15. Linda Hummel
  16. Gian Jagai
  17. Tara Keithley
  18. Mike Koffman
  19. Dee Anne Kotzur
  20. Linda Macchi
  21. Darcy MacPherson
  22. Doug Madgic
  23. Mark May
  24. John McQuary
  25. Mark Neff
  26. Kate Pugh
  27. Tom Short
  28. Dave Staughton
  29. Sanjay Swarup
  30. Peter West

The call featured Barry Dayton on "KM at 3M."  Barry's presentation is available at KM at 3M - SIKM 6-17-08.pdf. The call was recorded. Thanks to Barry for presenting.

Here are some comments from the participants:

  • "Good sharing once again!"
  • "Great discussion!"
You can continue the discussion in the Yahoo! Group by replying to this thread.

 

Future Calls

  • July 15, 2008:  Steve Wieneke of GM - "Replacing a Lessons Learned Database with a Visible Learning Process"
  • August 19, 2008: Marc Solomon - "Content supply? Meet Knowledge Demand - PRTM's KM experience"
  • September 16, 2008: Hubert Saint-Onge - "Collaboration and the New Enterprise"
  • October 21, 2008: Richard McDermott - "Developing, Deepening and Retaining Expertise"
  • November 18, 2008: John Hovell of ManTech - "KM at ManTech International"
  • December 16, 2008 Raj Datta of MindTree - "Building a knowledge ecosystem"
  • January 20, 2009 Bernadette Boas - "Day in the Life of Business Workflow"
  • February 17, 2009 Arthur Shelley - "Impacts of behavior on project outcomes (with an emphasis on knowledge transfer)"
  • March 17, 2009 Al Simard - "Knowledge services framework developed by Natural Resources Canada"


LinkedIn Company Profiles #LinkedIn

deeanne34 <dkotzur@...>
 

Hi Everyone,
I was looking my profile today and noticed something new. My company
has a company profile generated from our employees who are using the
site along with some feeds that are coming from other sites.
You have to log in to access the information.

http://www.linkedin.com/companies/11660?trk=ape_s000001e_1000

I think it is amazing how social networking sites are creating new
information sources from data people are freely sharing all driven
from each individual own social capital.

It is very interesting and compelling how this tool is automatically
generating this kind of data.

Data shared on the site for anyone to see includes:
-Listing of all employees (only as accurate as the person put in -
Some of the profiles have not been changed or used in months)
-Promotions and Changes based on profile update timestamp
-Career Paths (where people come from or go after leaving)
-Who our employees are most connected to
-Where our employees are located
-New Hires
-Common Job Titles and percentage of employees in each
-Top Schools our employees attended
-Most popular profiles (based on what others are viewing and finding
in search results)
-Median age of our employees
-Gender break down between percentage male and female

Since the tool is creating this type of content for other firms, it
can be helpful in researching firms and contacts for sales,
recruiting, and networking.

Have a great day,
Dee Anne


Dee Anne Kotzur
Corporate Knowledge Manager
SolomonEdwardsGroup, LLC

SolomonEdwardsGroup is a CFO Services Firm solving the shifting needs
of the CFO organization and its professionals. We deliver Talent,
Perspective, and Action in the critical areas of accounting
operations, resource management, business performance, and risk and
regulations.


Re: Counter-intuitive finding regarding one's personal social network #jobs #SNA-ONA-VNA

Bernadette Boas <bernadette.boas@...>
 

Tom, Validas and others,

 

I know I am late to this discussion, but having just gone through some experiences lately, I thought I would share:

 

I agree that many people, employed and unemployed, do not build a network, and work that network , while they have a job, or when they do not. And why not, even when you have a job a network is key to new projects, challenges and opportunities, even new jobs.

 

Though I just started my own business, I spent the first part of the year with an Outplacement Group, that did a fantastic job in training, coaching and teaching how to network a room, gather key information and contacts from current and new acquaintances and sources, and how to leverage all of that new found network in your job search, promotion, etc.  Some of their pointers were:

 

-          Stressed that the best time to look for a job was when you have a job – therefore building, maintaining and enhancing your network is critical

-          Held “Working the Room” networking training sessions using mock scenarios for making introductions, asking the right questions, and closing for a valuable contact or source name

-          Stressed that people should not position their networking discussions as ‘job search’, but more so information gathering sessions to collect ideas, suggestions and guidance from the individual, vs. wanting to know something about a job.

o   This concept was the key piece to the issue; current networks do not have new information to share.

§  They absolutely do, but since they know you so well, and ‘the hunt for a job opening’ is the usual thing someone is asking for when ‘must do networking’, their mind gets turned off to new ideas, what they are thinking is “oh gosh, I do not know of any job openings or have any’

§  I have learned and it is preached, everyone wants to help you, therefore be sure to ask and position what it is you may need properly, so they can.

o   Instead, use every networking activity as ‘information gathering’, collecting ideas, suggestions and guidance from new folks, and especially from your current long standing network. When requesting time with someone; tell them that “I want to gather your ideas, suggestions and guidance” that will support my networking activities…..and you will be amazed at how many contacts and new ideas they will share.

§  I have significant proof that this approach works, as my current network was and is key to my ability to find opportunities, projects and clients.

o   And again, as Valdis said below, none of us can look at networking as a temporary short term thing. We never know what is going to happen; good or bad, we need to work and grow our network for any of it that may occur.

o   Pay Forward – in the last several months, I have focused a good amount of time on helping others find jobs, leads and contacts; even before I was provided any. I have found that paying forward and helping others, has a 2-3 time return back, of contacts, leads and opportunities. When people see that you are helping others and opening your network to them, they work really hard to help you.:)

 

 

One last thing: there is great debates on whether size of networks, and ensuring all are quality contacts for you, is a critical element for successful networks. I too have learned that a not so quality contact may not be useful to me today, but down the road, they could be. Therefore, unless someone is completely harmful to your network, add them. You never know when you can use them. And again, I have found 1-2 instances of that happening with me.

 

I hope that is useful.

 

 

Bernadette Boas

678-438-1908

The Boas Group

Bernadette.boas@...

 

“Driving Change, Delivering You Results”

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Valdis Krebs
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:41 PM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: Re: [sikmleaders] Re: Counter-intuitive finding regarding one's personal social network

 

Tom,

None, as far as I know. I am coaching several recently riffed friends
in "network building". The only thing many of these professional
outplacement firms[every friend got a different firm based on his/her
past employer] do is to proclaim networking as a "must do" activity --
but they do not back it up with training/coaching/teaching.

The one common problem I see in most of my recently riffed friends is
they did NOT build their network before they needed it. And what ties
they had were all massively redundant to their immediate corporate
colleagues -- many who got let go together with them.

They are madly networking now, but everyone they now meet knows they
have a transaction they are anxious to pull out of their back
pocket... "needy networking" [as I call it] has a large failure rate.

The message I keep repeating: The network you are building now should
not atrophy once you get your new job! In fact use your new job to
expand and diversify your network -- always have several paths in case
your job ends tomorrow. I also keep reminding them that quantity is
not the answer -- build a strategic, wide-ranging network, with both
strong and weak ties. Size is not the prize -- it is reach that
matters.

Valdis

On Jun 10, 2008, at 4:40 PM, Tom Short wrote:

> Now I find myself
> wondering how many of the job search agencies are aware of these
> findings, and incorporate the conclusions into their "how to"
> materials on networking for job seekers. I haven't seen anything
> about "weak ties" being so valuable. Interesting!


Re: How to effectively operate on two separate networks? #CoP

Sharon Wilson
 
Edited

There may be some learnings in the US government with its
Intellipedia. Two CIA employees, Sean Dennehy and Don Burke,
presented "From the Bottom-Up: building the 21st Century
Intelligence Community" today at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in
Boston.

http://web.archive.org/web/20080804031402/http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/web2.0/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208400903

Regards from Boston,
Sharon


Re: Counter-intuitive finding regarding one's personal social network #jobs #SNA-ONA-VNA

Valdis Krebs <valdis@...>
 

A better way to think of weak ties is as "bridging" ties -- connections you have to people that run in different circles and therefore have access to different information/knowledge/opinions/ ideas/etc than you do.

Valdis

On Jun 10, 2008, at 5:32 PM, Erick Thompson wrote:

Tom,

One more tidbit on weak ties.

A close friend and colleague from British Telecom once told me that your close knit group of strong ties will give you great access and deep sharing, but not so much new knowledge and connections because you already read the same books, think the same thoughts as your close group.

It is the weak ties where you get the greatest extension of your knowledge, network and new perspectives.

Erick J Thompson
Partner | Interactive Knowledge Solutions LLC
erick@interactiveknowledgesolutions.com
(612) 235-6358 Office | (612) 605-4827 Fax
(612) 384-0980 Mobile



From: sikmleaders@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sikmleaders@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tom Short
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:40 PM
To: sikmleaders@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [sikmleaders] Re: Counter-intuitive finding regarding one's personal social network

Thanks, all, for your thoughts, pointers and insights. The
Granovetter work was especially illuminating and helpful. Hadn't
heard of him before - very helpful pointer.

So that pretty much clears up my question. Now I find myself
wondering how many of the job search agencies are aware of these
findings, and incorporate the conclusions into their "how to"
materials on networking for job seekers. I haven't seen anything
about "weak ties" being so valuable. Interesting!


Re: Counter-intuitive finding regarding one's personal social network #jobs #SNA-ONA-VNA

Valdis Krebs <valdis@...>
 

Tom,

None, as far as I know. I am coaching several recently riffed friends in "network building". The only thing many of these professional outplacement firms[every friend got a different firm based on his/her past employer] do is to proclaim networking as a "must do" activity -- but they do not back it up with training/coaching/teaching.

The one common problem I see in most of my recently riffed friends is they did NOT build their network before they needed it. And what ties they had were all massively redundant to their immediate corporate colleagues -- many who got let go together with them.

They are madly networking now, but everyone they now meet knows they have a transaction they are anxious to pull out of their back pocket... "needy networking" [as I call it] has a large failure rate.

The message I keep repeating: The network you are building now should not atrophy once you get your new job! In fact use your new job to expand and diversify your network -- always have several paths in case your job ends tomorrow. I also keep reminding them that quantity is not the answer -- build a strategic, wide-ranging network, with both strong and weak ties. Size is not the prize -- it is reach that matters.

Valdis

On Jun 10, 2008, at 4:40 PM, Tom Short wrote:

Now I find myself
wondering how many of the job search agencies are aware of these
findings, and incorporate the conclusions into their "how to"
materials on networking for job seekers. I haven't seen anything
about "weak ties" being so valuable. Interesting!


Re: Counter-intuitive finding regarding one's personal social network #jobs #SNA-ONA-VNA

Erick Thompson <erick@...>
 

Tom, 

 

One more tidbit on weak ties.

 

A close friend and colleague from British Telecom once told me that your close knit group of strong ties will give you great access and deep sharing, but not so much new knowledge and connections because you already read the same books, think the same thoughts as your close group.  

 

It is the weak ties where you get the greatest extension of your knowledge, network and new perspectives.

 

Erick J Thompson

Partner | Interactive Knowledge Solutions LLC

erick@...

(612) 235-6358  Office | (612) 605-4827  Fax

(612) 384-0980  Mobile

 

 

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Tom Short
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:40 PM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] Re: Counter-intuitive finding regarding one's personal social network

 

Thanks, all, for your thoughts, pointers and insights. The
Granovetter work was especially illuminating and helpful. Hadn't
heard of him before - very helpful pointer.

So that pretty much clears up my question. Now I find myself
wondering how many of the job search agencies are aware of these
findings, and incorporate the conclusions into their "how to"
materials on networking for job seekers. I haven't seen anything
about "weak ties" being so valuable. Interesting!


Re: Counter-intuitive finding regarding one's personal social network #jobs #SNA-ONA-VNA

Tom Short <tman9999@...>
 

Thanks, all, for your thoughts, pointers and insights. The
Granovetter work was especially illuminating and helpful. Hadn't
heard of him before - very helpful pointer.

So that pretty much clears up my question. Now I find myself
wondering how many of the job search agencies are aware of these
findings, and incorporate the conclusions into their "how to"
materials on networking for job seekers. I haven't seen anything
about "weak ties" being so valuable. Interesting!

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