Knowledge Management Knowledge management (KM) is the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organizational knowledge. It refers to a multi-disciplined approach to achieving organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge. An established discipline since 1991 (see Nonaka 1991), KM includes courses taught in the fields of business administration, information systems, management, and library and information sciences. More recently, other fields have started contributing to KM research; these include information and media, computer science, public health, and public policy. Columbia University and Kent State University offer dedicated Master of Science degrees in Knowledge Management. History In 1999, the term personal knowledge management was introduced; it refers to the management of knowledge at the individual level. Research Dimensions The Knowledge Spiral as described by Nonaka & Takeuchi. Strategies Motivations
7 Secrets of the Super Organized A few years ago, my life was a mess. So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? So what’s the secret? Are these obvious principles? If your life is a mess, like mine was, I don’t recommend trying to get organized all in one shot. So here are the 7 habits: Reduce before organizing. If you take your closet full of 100 things and throw out all but the 10 things you love and use, now you don’t need a fancy closet organizer. How to reduce: take everything out of a closet or drawer or other container (including your schedule), clean it out, and only put back those items you truly love and really use on a regular basis. Write it down now, always.
The 1 Time-Management Trick That Actually Works Everybody I know has tried some type of time management, yet most are still stressed out. Despite all the books and seminars on time management, none of the techniques seem to be working in real life. That's not the case with other business skills. As a result, over the past 20 years we've seen huge changes in how salespeople engage with customers, how companies are managed, and how technical skills are applied to create consistent innovation. Not so with time management. The problem lies in the premise of time management. Increased efficiency. Theoretically, the combination of the two should allow you to achieve your goals without the stress of being constantly pressed for time. Theoretically. In reality, no matter how efficient you become or how effectively you prioritize, there will always be too many important tasks for the time you have available to do them. The same thing happens at the workplace. Look, the problem isn't how you're managing your time. Here's the trick.
Passing The Holy Milestone: How To Meet Deadlines Advertisement For too many projects, there comes a time when every action taken, every decision and sacrifice made, is spurred on by pressure to finish. Tempers seem to shrink along with the available days, talk about “high standards” gives way to “good enough,” and people realize that deadlines are aptly named. During the last-minute crunch, someone may well wonder, how did it come to this? What Causes A Deadline To Break? Because a deadline marks the end of a project, everyone involved in the project must understand the deadline’s role. A deadline is the end point of a time estimate, making it a known quantity. Of course, projects can be more complicated in their details. Whatever the cause, too much work needs to be done in the available time. Rate Deadlines By Severity Of Consequences The hardest deadlines are tied to events that cannot be moved, such as a date promised to the public, an upcoming trade show or a date stipulated in a contract. Deadlines exist for a reason. Practice (al)
50 Tips to Maximize Productivity Here are commonsense yet practical tips on how we can maximize productivity in our daily lives. Try out some of these for yourself and discover which ones work best for you. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Now stop reading tips on how to maximize productivity and start actually doing things.
Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time Steve Wanner is a highly respected 37-year-old partner at Ernst & Young, married with four young children. When we met him a year ago, he was working 12- to 14-hour days, felt perpetually exhausted, and found it difficult to fully engage with his family in the evenings, which left him feeling guilty and dissatisfied. He slept poorly, made no time to exercise, and seldom ate healthy meals, instead grabbing a bite to eat on the run or while working at his desk. Wanner’s experience is not uncommon. Most of us respond to rising demands in the workplace by putting in longer hours, which inevitably take a toll on us physically, mentally, and emotionally. The core problem with working longer hours is that time is a finite resource. The core problem with working longer hours is that time is a finite resource. The rituals and behaviors Wanner established to better manage his energy transformed his life. Establishing simple rituals like these can lead to striking results across organizations.
The filter hierarchy There's more information, provocations, riffs, causes, meetings, opportunities, viral videos, technologies and policies coming at you than ever. So, how do you rank the incoming? How do you decide what to expose yourself to next? Email from your bossPersonal note from a good friendThree or four recommendations from trusted colleagues, each with the same linkA trending topic on TwitterThe latest on RedditPhone call from your momFile on the intranet you're supposed to read before the end of the weekSpam email from a strangerTenth note from Eddie Bauer, this one to an email address you haven't used in a yearPost on Google + from a friend of a friendFacebook update from someone you haven't seen in ten yearsAngry tweet from someone you've never metCommercial on the radio that's playing softly in the backgroundEmail from someone who had your back one day when it really and truly mattered!!!
21 Frugal Ways to Reward Yourself Right Now Wise Bread Picks Like many of you, I’m busy. I have a full-time career, a husband and a home to take care of, and I play daddy to two adorable dogs. Sometimes, though, I need a break — a little reward for staying semi-sane. You probably do, too. 1. Is there anything more soul soothing than filling up the tub with warm water and bubbles and soaking until all your cares melt away? 2. The world has had a love affair with wine since about 4500 BC. 3. There’s not much time left to find a comfortable spot in the park before the weather takes a turn for the worse, so pull up your piece of green and drift off to dreamland while you can. 4. “Good book” is relative. 5. Seeing new movies is one of my all-time favorite pastimes. 6. Turn off the stove and take a load off. 7. When you’re busy, any time you can connect with friends or family for more than five minutes outside of a holiday is a reward. 8. Retail therapy is another one of my favorite ways to reward myself. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management - Amy Gallo by Amy Gallo | 1:00 PM July 22, 2014 I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? How do you get work done when your day is taken up by meetings? How can you get through a continually expanding to-do list? To make matters worse, there are lots of misconceptions about what time management really comes down to and how to achieve it. It’s about managing your time. Time management is a misnomer, says Jordan Cohen, a productivity expert and author of “Make Time for the Work That Matters.” Teresa Amabile, the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and coauthor of The Progress Principle, whose expertise in this area comes from reading the work diaries of thousands of workers who documented their struggles to get work done, says it’s more about managing your overall workload. You just need to find the right system or approach. This may be partly true.
What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home room, and it went away after high school. But many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room every day. The first hour of the workday goes a bit differently for Craig Newmark of Craigslist, David Karp of Tumblr, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, career writer (and Fast Company blogger) Brian Tracy, and others, and they’ll tell you it makes a big difference. Don’t Check Your Email for the First Hour. Tumblr founder David Karp will "try hard" not to check his email until 9:30 or 10 a.m., according to an Inc. profile of him. Not all of us can roll into the office whenever our Vespa happens to get us there, but most of us with jobs that don’t require constant on-call awareness can trade e-mail for organization and single-focus work. Gain Awareness, Be Grateful Choose Your Frog
7 Ways to Reward Yourself for Greater Productivity Rewards are a powerful way to motivate yourself to get things done. These “carrots” are the entire foundation of my productivity system because they encourage you to delay gratification until you’ve made significant progress with your most important tasks, goals, and daily habits. But in order to make a personal rewards system effective, you’ve got to be creative and you’ve got to customize your rewards list to give YOU incentive. Nobody knows what motivates you as well as you do, so it’s critical to spend time thinking about (even dreaming about) your pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. Here are 7 quick ideas to help make your Personal Rewards list that much more encticing… 1. When using money as a reward system, it’s really important to dream up exactly what you’re going to buy once you reach a certain points or productivity threshold. 2. Alternatively, maybe you’re into other spa treatments or spa-vacations. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Ready to Start Using Productive Points? Share and Enjoy
Testing Time-Management Strategies Are things you need to get done falling between the cracks? Does taking an entire day off seem impossible? Maybe you need a time-management system. Many readers seem to think they do, based on the email response to my recent column on the importance of taking time off. Dozens asked me to recommend a time-management method that would help them get on top of their work and home duties. In response, I asked a half-dozen executive coaches to help me pick the most widely used time-management systems—not just software tools or high-tech to-do lists, but behavioral-change techniques that help people get organized, clarify thinking and increase output. Of course, a week isn't long enough to reap the full benefits of these methods. Here, in no particular order, are the methods I tried: I start GTD with a weekly "mind sweep," writing down all the stuff I should be doing, want to do or dream of doing. Nevertheless, I see some benefits right away.