Knowledge Management

Learning and Organizational Change Digest - March 2014
3/10/14 by MSLOC

In This Issue

  • Think Differently: The Future of Work
  • Community Buzz
    • Interview Season
    • Mentorship
  • MSLOC Community Snapshots
    • A Look Inside the Classroom
    • People on the Move

Northwestern University's MS Learning & Organizational Change community is a network of change agents working across industry and function who believe in driving progress through collaborative conversations. The Learning & Organizational Change Digest highlights a few topics each month that have sparked conversation in our network.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Online - December 2013
1/6/14 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about organizational development, leadership coaching, strategic change, talent management, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the December 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources.

Join the conversation this winter: Twitter @NU_MSLOC and #MSLOC  |  Diigo  | Google+ | LinkedIn |  Facebook

Interested in going deeper? Join the Learning & Change Google+ Community

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Online - November 2013
12/19/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about organizational development, leadership coaching, strategic change, talent management, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the November 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources.

Join the conversation this winter: Twitter @NU_MSLOC and #MSLOC  |  Diigo  | Google+ | LinkedIn |  Facebook

Interested in going deeper? Join the Learning & Change Google+ Community

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Online - October 2013
11/5/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about organizational development, strategic change, talent management, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the October 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this fall!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
Building Trust to Enhance Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Teams
10/31/13 by Carrie Gibson

As virtual teams continue to become more commonplace within organizations, factors which impact their performance are increasingly examined. One such factor is knowledge sharing, a key determinant of team effectiveness (McNeish & Mann, 2010, p. 19). Overcoming physical distance, time differences, and lack of face-to-face contact, presents a particular challenge for the leaders of virtual teams. In this article, Carrie Gibson (MSLOC 2013) explores how leaders can help build trust among members of virtual teams in order to increase knowledge sharing.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Leadership
MSLOC Online -September 2013
10/16/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about organizational development, strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the September 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this fall!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Online - July 2013
8/6/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the July 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this fall.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
Increasing Community Member Participation in Enterprise Social Software Platforms Through Leadership Communication
8/1/13 by Jessica Catz (MSLOC 2013)

Many leaders strive to increase the adoption and viability of their online social communities. This research study illuminates some effective practices regarding leadership communications in enterprise social software platforms to help organizational leaders (and the internal communicators that support them) to best understand how to effectively engage in these environments. This research indicates that leaders who use reciprocal and frequent communication styles may increase community member participation in enterprise social software platforms.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Leadership
MSLOC People on the Move - Recent Graduates Share Capstone Research
7/19/13 by MSLOC

Caroline McGrath (MSLOC 2013) and Renata Figueiredo (MSLOC 2013) presented their MSLOC Capstone research at the International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations in June 2013.

Based on her Capstone research, DeAnna Myers (MSLOC 2013) will facilitate a discussion on knowledge continuity management in the engineering field at the American Council of Engineering Companies 2013 Fall Conference.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, News & Events
MSLOC Online - June 2013
7/15/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the June 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this summer!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Online - May 2013
6/12/13 by MSLOCStudents, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the May 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this summer! Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
Workspace Flexibility: How Individual Workspace Needs Relate to Organizational Goals
5/13/13 by Robin Bellerby

Do you relate to Dilbert's view of the work environment as endless rows of bland cubicles or are you fortunate to work in an environment that promotes creativity and flexibility? Organizations are increasingly turning to flexible work environments to decrease costs and/or improve productivity. But what does this mean to the individual employee? What are the potential drawbacks and benefits organizations need to understand?

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development
MSLOC Online - April 2013
5/10/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the April 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this spring!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Online - March 2013
4/15/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, learning and development and design. Browse the March 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this spring!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership
MSLOC Online - February 2013
3/6/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Browse the February 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this spring!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
When the Backchannel Isn't in the Back Anymore
3/4/13 by Jeff Merrell

A February class session of  MSLOC 430 Creating and Sharing Knowledge convened three guest speakers for a panel discussion to explore challenges related to digital networked knowledge sharing. Find out what happens when everyone is simultaneously having a conversation in the classroom and on Twitter.

Posted in: Knowledge Management
MSLOC Online - January 2013
2/4/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Browse the January 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this winter!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Online - Fall 2012
1/3/12 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Review the Fall 2012 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this winter!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
Problem Solving Knowledge Transfer: An Expert's Perspective
2/5/13 by DeAnna Myers

Knowledge organizations commonly attempt to sustain their intellectual capital by utilizing in-house experts to train novice staff, but an expert’s ability to predict what is necessary to transfer knowledge to novice learners can be compromised by biases associated with an expert’s superior level of expertise (Hinds, 1999). Findings from this MSLOC Capstone study suggest that experts misdiagnose novice learning needs and though they usually attempt to adjust content to accommodate the novice learner, those adjustments are less successful than the experts perceive.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development
MSLOC Online - August / September 2012
10/6/12 by Keeley Sorokti

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Review the August/September 2012 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this fall!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
Knowledge Sharing: Leveraging Trust and Leadership to Increase Team Performance
2/11/12 by Sarah Ketvirtis (MSLOC Student)

The leader of a team plays a critical role in facilitating knowledge sharing. This article looks at the role of leadership and trust in knowledge sharing and makes recommendations that can be used to increase knowledge sharing within organizational teams.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Leadership
Once upon a Time at the Office: Learning to Recognize, Interpret and Tell Stories in Organizations
7/28/11 by Beth Black (MSLOC alumna 2011)

Being able to recognize, interpret and convey the significance of patterns in massive amounts of data is critical to organizational success.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Leadership
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