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The Fallacy of the Social Workplace

In Knowledge Sharing by JD Dillon

Everyone at work has a mobile device with a camera. So what we’re going to do is start a website where they can upload videos they take on the job to help them share their tips and tricks with the entire company. We’ll let people rate and comment on the …

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Kickstart curation in your workplace

In Knowledge Sharing by JD Dillon

Curation is more than a trendy topic. It’s an old-school idea with the renewed power to shift L&D mindset and enable learning and problem solving in more scalable, personalized ways. It can help you keep up with the needs of the business by shifting L&D’s focus from creation to connection. …

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Learning Now Radio – Episode #15

In Knowledge Sharing by JD Dillon

The Learning Now Radio team was gracious enough to invite me to share my thoughts on workplace knowledge sharing and curation as part of their growing podcast series. Check out the broadcast below in which Lisa Minogue-White and I share ideas and best practices on what organizations can do to help …

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How Much Shared Knowledge Is Too Much?

In Knowledge Sharing by JD Dillon

I originally wrote this post for the eLearning Guild’s Twist Blog … If you’ve attended a presentation on workplace knowledge sharing, you’ve probably heard the Mitchell Kapor quote “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” Yes, there is a lot of information available …

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Why don’t you have a Curator on your team yet?

In Knowledge Sharing by JD Dillon

Raise your hand if you’re still complaining about … Losing organizational knowledge when veteran employees leave Having to reteach the same information repeatedly because employees don’t have a chance to use it very often Being unable to transform tacit knowledge into shared organizational wisdom Experiencing constant problems finding and/or understanding workplace …

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Practical steps to kickstart workplace curiosity

In Knowledge Sharing by JD Dillon

“We want to create a learning culture.” Have you heard that one lately? Maybe from your company’s senior management? As organizations seek to retain talent and differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace, the idea of a “learning culture” is now in vogue. Great news for L&D, right? Well … L&D can’t create a “learning …

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5 reasons I choose to work out loud (#WOL)

In Knowledge Sharing by JD Dillon

Share … Share constantly … and SHARE LOUD! I’m not going to argue the merits of or outline a full strategy for working out loud (WoL). For that discussion, read this, this, this, or this. While I completely agree with the value behind WoL, it wasn’t until I found my …