katepugh's blog

Talk Now, Thrive Later

Blog Topic: 
Knowledge Jam

As Financial Services climb out of recession and employees look at their stagnant salary prospects, more nimble companies and departments beckon. The prospect of new experiences and camaraderie can look like a beacon in the darkness of survival, underemployment or restless consulting gigs. By Katrina Pugh, May 9th 2011 (This also appeared on SnartBlogs on Finance, under the title "How Financial Services Companies Can Prevent Knowledge Loss." http://smartblogs.com/finance/2011/05/09/how-financial-companies-can-prevent-knowledge-loss/

Using Conversation to Accelerate New Product Development

Blog Topic: 
Knowledge Jam

Conversation may be the next source of competitive advantage in getting new ideas from the inspiration to the grocery shelf.  But this requires making conversation a priority and putting it directly into the new product development process.  By Katrina Pugh 4/21/11 (Submitted to Forbes Leadership Blog.)

The Real M&A Campaign: Knowledge-Sharing

Blog Topic: 
Knowledge Jam

The NASDAQ-ICE expressed "deep commitment" to a merger with NYSE and have gone to the press and the shareholders to prove it.  It feels inevitable that NASDAQ's sweetened offer will win over the Deutsche Boerse offer. Then, antitrust regulators will be evaluating the deal.  Whichever direction this merger takes, it is none too soon to start planning for the very real M&A test: merging the knowledge of very diverse cultures, operations, and professional networks. By Katrina Pugh, AlignConsulting 2/19/11

Social Media and Knowledge Jam: A Match Made in Heaven

Blog Topic: 
Knowledge Jam

Frequently, a social media initiative lags in participation and value because content is not core to the business, content remains superficial or transactional, or potentially valuable nuggets are lost in a string of Yammerings, posts or Tweets. All too often the real subject matter experts may simply stay away. To overcome these hurdles and jumpstart (or reinvigorate) social media initiatives, organizations are increasingly turning to the conversation. By Katrina Pugh April 8, 2011.

Sustainable Communities: Top 10 CSFs for Keeping the Faith

Blog Topic: 
Sustainable Communities

Launching and getting up and running is only half the battle when it comes to CoPs.  CoP pundits are constantly advocating new social technologies, new processes, and new metrics. But for a CoP (and its members) to thrive requires embracing a few simple organizational change ideas, and making them concrete, authentic, and fun. The “Sustainable Communities Critical Success Factors” do just that.  (This blog post previously appeared with graphics in the IBM Syn.chono.us blog) Katrina Pugh, July 19, 2010.

Sharing Hidden Know-How's Origins: Childhood Curiosity

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Sharing Hidden Know-How
While running outside in the spring air, I picked up a shiny bottle top. As I discarded it, I remembered, as a kid, picking up things like bottle caps, shards of sea glass, and rings of plastic. My parents looked on with horror as I filled the kitchen sink with “art materials” from my wanderings and cleaned them for their next act. I’d imagine them as my future Barbie mirror, collage, or puzzle. By Katrina Pugh, March 13, 2011

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