Sunday, June 24, 2007

KWorx is travelling again - this time in South Africa!

KnowledgeWorx is in the middle of a series of exciting speaking contracts in Glasgow (May 07), Estonia (June 07) and South Africa (June 07).

Here is the latest blog entry sent from David Simmonds in Johannasburg, SA, who is talking about Learning and Work: Developing the Capital Model

"I have jointly developed a new model to represent the DNA of organisational effectiveness by aligning third-generation Knowledge Management (KM) with deutero-learning. Subsequently, the validity of the model was tested in a global healthcare organisation with more than seven million customers worldwide. CAPITAL - a new analytical framework - was developed to explore the interaction between third-generation KM and deutero-learning. A questionnaire of 70 items was produced and then administered to 138 knowledge workers on three continents to ascertain their capabilities against the seven parameters of the model. Results were displayed on a ‘radar’ graphical representation, and were triangulated against five semi-structured verbatim interviews, using both quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques. The data set has received only initial interrogation but preliminary findings indicate that the organisation has strengths in certain areas of first- second- and third-generation KM, and at each of the three levels of organisational learning. Recommendations were made to provide the organisation with strategies to develop further its strategic effectiveness.

As a career specialist involved in the area of learning at work, I have developed a unique breadth of experience and understanding of helping people to fulfil their potential. I am passionate about excellence and want to see quality developments in all areas of working life. As an expert in the area of evaluation, I value highly the importance of reviews and assessment to continuous improvement. My desire is to engender a culture of lifelong learning in the workplace, where training and development are seen as instrumental to the achievement of an organisation’s strategic plans. This conference here in SA, will hopefully enable an exciting discussion around these key themes."

Sent by D. Simmonds, Sunday 24th June from Johannasburg 20:32hrs


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