Saturday, July 15, 2006

collaboration tool

Folks, as told by all in many forums, we are yet another organisation trying to establish KM thru intranet portal and I have feeling we are fighting a losing battle. I have joined this forum hoping to gather some new ideas to get our people to use KM and contribute. I will be more than happy to share my learning. Cheers

Friday, July 14, 2006

Virtual Working Facilties

Virtual Working Facility, which helps any organization to structure its unstructured data. In short what we do is to help Industrial Age organizations (static, physical location centric operations) to migrate and develop into next generation agile Knowledge Age dittos. For this major development to happen in a productive and organized manner two major innovations had to emerge.

Let me share more details on WorkACE with you.

The first one is a new corporate and management philosophy called “QXS”. You can read and hear more about it from the below links. In short it however means that in the mobile, global and virtual organizations of the future we need to teach people how to become self-managing and paying attention to what matters most. That is done by constantly raising the awareness of the three most important things for achieving success, which are the level of Quality, the level of eXcellence and the level of Systems that we produce and use.

The second major new thing needed is new working facilities. We see that the only way to stay and become more productive ton the future is for the organization to go VIRTUAL. In short this means that the ‘office’ of the company is put on a server and thus easily accessible for every stakeholder of the organization. We have created such new facilities and we call them ‘WorkACE’. WorkACE is the first Virtual Working Community in the world and we are 100% sure that this is the way every organization has to work in the future if they want to stay competitive. WorkACE is a virtual working facility in which we organize people, processes and knowledge into one comprehensive and SAFE database. In doing this we are structuring the organization, its stakeholders and processes in a way that no other ICT company has been able to do before. WorkACE is a very dynamic system in which the stakeholders define their own daily processes and then work against them. It means that EVERYTHING they do will (send emails, chat, upload files etc) will automatically become related to people, processes, contacts etc but at the same time stay safe and organized.

Now, WorkACE has many inbuilt features like, Knowledge Management(a must for any organization to become agile and knowledgeable), Project Management,
Work Flow Management, Document Management, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, e-Process, e-HR, Time Sheet Management, WebMail, WebChat, and a lot many features.

Knowledge Management Success

Knowledge management has often proved to be an excercise in futility. Studies have reported the failure rate of knowledge management initiatives to range from 50 - 70%. With this in mind, there is ample room for the study of sound approaches to knowledge management.

I am conducting a graduate research study into knowledge management utilizing the perspectives of the technology, organization, people, and content model. I would greatly appreciate your participation in a research survey I have prepared. The survey should take no more than 5 - 10 minutes.

If you have had a leading role in an organizational knowledge managment initiative and are able to draw conclusions based upon your experiences please visit the link below. Thank you for your time.

- Nick Picadura
Hawaii Pacific University