AlignConsulting blogs explore the challenge of facilitating change in our ever-more networked, info-glutted world. Running through the blog is an exploration of how facilitation, conversation, and translation result in superior business results through remarkable collaborations. We reflect on current trends affecting big industry, non-profits, and networks, and dive into the dynamics of the department, function and team. Come back frequently to read and engage in our debates and musings.

Blogs

Knowledge Jam in a Nutshell

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Knowledge Jam

Recently I was asked to describe the Knowledge Jam process for a group that wanted to train their teams quickly and do Jams on the fly.  Here’s the 30 second overview of the Knowledge Jam! Posted April 5, 2012 by Katrina Pugh, AlignConsulting 

How Big Banks Can Fix Their Leadership Blindspots (Reuters)

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Sharing Hidden Know-How

In the jitteriness over the stock market’s worst quarter in two years, a racing volatility index, and protests spreading across the nation’s major cities, all bank leadership (and perhaps all corporate leadership) needs to ask a fundamentally new question: “What blindspots are dogging us?”  This hardly seems like a radical question. After all, most arbitrators make their money off of other people’s blindspots by seeing around corners where others can’t. Reuters Great Debate Blog, by Katrina Pugh, October 18, 2011.  (Please click here to continue reading  

Reducing Transition Risk Through Conversation-Intensive Knowledge Transfer

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Shared Insight In Action

When transitions occur between one leader or leadership team and the next, there is a significant risk of losing knowledge and relationships.  The results can be devastating for the leadership team, external relationships, and employee morale. In this article we learn about the nature of knowledge loss, how conversation-based knowledge transfer approaches can help, and how five organizations have improved the effectiveness of transitions by using the Knowledge Jam. By Katrina Pugh, AlignConsulting, November 12, 2011.

Co-CEOs: Potency and Peril

Blog Topic: 
Shared Insight In Action

Shifting Learning and Development from Push to Pull

Blog Topic: 
Knowledge Jam

The following were answers to questions Laden Nikravan from Chief Learning Offer Magazine posed to me on August 25, 2011.

How is knowledge sharing changing over time?

Get Your Team to Share Information that Matters Most

Blog Topic: 
Sharing Hidden Know-How

This is an interview between Wayne Turmel, author of the Connected Manager Blog on BNET, and Kate Pugh author of Sharing Hidden Know-How (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2011) The topic of the conversation was, "How do managers of virtual gatherings help get out tacit knowledge?" The actual blog post (abbreviated) is at the Connected Manager Blog http://www.bnet.com/blog/virtual-manager/get-your-team-to-share-the-information-that-matters-most May 20, 2011. (View the BNET post using Chrome or firefox; IE is not working as of 5/25/11)

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