Retaining Organizational Knowledge - Projects Meet Knowledge ManagementSpeaker(s): Chuck Tryon
Organizations of all types and sizes are struggling to address the widening gap between what they must know to thrive and an unprecedented loss of organizational knowledge. New market opportunities and improved technologies create a growing demand for new knowledge. At the same time, seasoned workers are retiring at rates never seen in modern business and finding adequate replacements is becoming more difficult.
A new management discipline, Knowledge Management, has recently emerged with the goal to help organizations recognize, retain and share organizational knowledge. Knowledg Management is dominating discussions in executive suites around the world. Yet for many, this topic remains conceptual and intangible.
In this fresh and innovative presentation, noted speaker, author and seminar leader, Chuck Tryon of Tryon and Associates, examines two key elements missing from most organizations’approach to Knowledge Management. One critical component is a formal Knowledge Retention Policy that serves as an inventory of intellectual assets considered valuable to an organization. The other is to utilize naturally occurring projects as key source to harvest refined organizational knowledge, feeding both project and product repositories.
These concepts are the result of over twenty-five years of research by Mr. Tryon into implications of the Knowledge Age and a more recent collaboration with Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh, the program director of the Masters of Science in Knowledge Management program at the University of Oklahoma.
This presentation will clearly identify the challenges brought on by the current knowledge drain and how Knowledge Management addresses the problem. Mr. Tryon then provides very practical advice on how a Knowledge Retention Policy will help identify areas of organizational risk as well as establish a foundation for knowledge retention. Lastly, Mr. Tryon will offer a number of very tangible steps to consider when implementing a Knowledge Management strategy.
Additional information on Mr. Tryon and this approach to Knowledge Management may be found on the home page of www.TryonAssoc.com
. For additional reading, download “Bridging the Knowledge Gap Parts One and Two” and “Project-Based Knowledge Management” from the Tryon and Associates website