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Ian Wooler
  • Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire
  • United Kingdom
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How much knowledge is at risk in your organisation?

I've been working with a number of organisations to help them address their 'knowledge at risk' and 'knowledge retention' challenges.  Whilst it is very easy to rush in and take management action to address these, often urgent, challenges, a more considered approach will enable better actions to be implemented and in a sustainable way. A good way to start to consider the knowledge at risk (from redundancy, office move, talent grabbing, early retirement etc) in your organisation is to ask and…See More
Feb 22, 2013
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Knowledge Management is vital to small-business competitiveness

Knowing how to manage knowledge is vital in any business but this can be more of a challenge in a small business where reasons for not managing knowledge better include lack of time; lack of staff; lack of training; and too many other (and conflicting) priorities.However, where knowledge is one of the core assets of a small business, the ‘do nothing option’ is not really an option, and is certainly not sustainable as businesses not only need to leverage their existing knowledge, but also need…See More
Jan 18, 2013
Ian Wooler commented on Nick Bettes's blog post Are you sure you are managing your business well?
"Nick, thanks for a very interesting post.   As you note via the research, whilst "there is no magic lever for management excellence" there are good practices that SMEs should adopt.  One such practice which is dear to my…"
Aug 3, 2012
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Learning by doing - a free After Action Review

Knowing how to manage knowledge and information is vital to small-business competitiveness and whilst many think they could serve their customers better if they had greater access to knowledge and information, some feel they are held back through lack of time, lack of staff, lack of training or just not knowing where and how to start.A very easy place to start is by using After Action Reviews or AARs.  These are short team ‘learning events’ designed to create time and space to reflect when…See More
Aug 1, 2012
Ian Wooler posted a blog post

Decision making and problem solving - when the computer says "no"

Making well-informed decisions in business is difficult at the best of times, and particularly important when times are tough.  For example, when using MBTI (http://ianwooler.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/why-jung-still-matters-%e2%80%93-and-matters-to-knowledge-management/) as a frame of reference for making a decision we are reminded to take the following into account:What…See More
May 15, 2012
Ian Wooler replied to Ian Wooler's discussion I help individuals (and teams) identify their motivations and preferences in order to enhance self-understanding and to appreciate individuals who are different from them in the group Business Leads Berkshire
"Marian, Sorry I missed your reply. Please call me on 07799657052 if you would like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Ian."
Jan 18, 2012
Ian Wooler posted a blog post

Are you getting the most from your open and closed questions?

It is often said that 'you cannot, not, communicate' and when doing business face-to-face (and networking) we place great importance (and inevitably make judgements) on the messages we receive from the body language of others.  In this context 'the body cannot lie' whereas 'words can be manipulated'.An example of the positive and proactive 'manipulation' of words is in our use of Open and Closed questions.  I posted a blog about this yesterday and more information can be found via the following…See More
Jan 18, 2012
Ian Wooler posted a blog post

From ‘Amplified Events’ to ‘Building Bridges for Moles’ – the Online Information Conference 2011

Last week I attended and presented at the Online Information 2011 Conference at Olympia.  The Conference included many good speakers including great keynotes from Craig Newmark (effective social media and founder of craiglist and craigconnects) and Rachel Botsman (collaborative consumption).  Earlier this year I made a blog post with a link to Rachel Botsman’s presentation at Tedtalks…See More
Dec 8, 2011
Marian Mutumba-Ssali replied to Ian Wooler's discussion I help individuals (and teams) identify their motivations and preferences in order to enhance self-understanding and to appreciate individuals who are different from them in the group Business Leads Berkshire
"Hello Ian, I am looking for consumers and independent distributors of healthier beverages in 5 flavours; black coffee, latte, hot chocolate, green tea and mocha. Could you please tell me how much this will cost me. We normally have meetings on…"
Nov 5, 2011
Ian Wooler posted a blog post

4 'power' points for you to consider as you prepare for your next presentation

Many of us use PowerPoint to support our presentations and many of us will have enjoyed/endured 'good' and 'bad' use of PowerPoint.  The following link will take you to 4 points to consider when preparing for your next presentation.  http://ianwooler.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/4-power-points-to-consider-as-you-prepare-your-for-your-next-presentation/See More
Oct 20, 2011
Ian Wooler commented on Tom Clark's blog post Why, Why, Why, Why, Why?
"Tom, thanks for the post. The following is the link to my '5 whys' post earlier in the year http://www.networkinginberkshire.co.uk/profiles/blogs/why-why-why-why-why Kind regards, Ian."
Oct 20, 2011
Ian Wooler posted a blog post

Workshops that work - wake up and smell the coffee?

Many of us have run and participated in workshops and their type, format and purpose can vary enormously.  A lot of workshops are designed, planned and facilitated exceptionally well – but many are not. Do your workshops work?  See my latest blog post via the following link for more information - …See More
Sep 23, 2011
Barbara Patrick commented on Ian Wooler's blog post Note-taking at meetings – a knowledge resource or a waste of time?
"As an alternative, you could, of course, hire a decent PA who would take comprehensive notes and create action lists with appropriate deadlines. She/he would then hassle everyone to ensure that all follow up was accomplished before the next…"
May 28, 2011
Ian Wooler posted a blog post

Note-taking at meetings – a knowledge resource or a waste of time?

We’ve all done it – attended a meeting or event and taken notes about the subject discussed; the key points made by presenters; references from the case studies/examples provided; actions we agreed to complete or those we were allocated; and have all no doubt dutifully jotted down the date of the next meeting. Why?In my latest blog (see link below) I highlight ways in which you can ensure that the notes you take a meetings become a knowledge resource - for action, reference, learning etc - and…See More
May 27, 2011
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Email Management - 5 steps for going on, and returning from, holiday

Managing email effectively and efficiently can be difficult at the best of times, and particularly difficult in the run-up to going on holiday, and when returning from, holiday.  The following slide deck (available as a pdf download) outlines 5 easy Email ‘holiday’ Management steps.…See More
May 16, 2011
Ian Wooler posted a blog post

Does your organisation have a ‘knowledge transfer holiday plan’ ready for the summer?

Three knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer related questions for you to ask yourself in the run-up to the holiday season. Q1 - Do you have plans in place to ensure that your business continues to perform when some of your staff are on holiday?Q2 - Do you have simple and consistent ways to help your staff share and transfer their knowledge to colleagues prior to going on holiday?Q3 - Do you have simple and consistent ways to ensure staff returning from holiday quickly catch-up with events…See More
May 12, 2011

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IDW Ltd
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Knowledge Management and MBTI® Consultancy
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Director
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I help organisations and individuals capture, transfer and re-use knowledge to improve performance, enrich business processes, and stimulate innovation - using enabling frameworks to create organisational environments in which knowledge flows as a 'system' and is managed strategically 'as an asset'.
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http://ianwooler.wordpress.com/
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How much knowledge is at risk in your organisation?

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 15:18 0 Comments

I've been working with a number of organisations to help them address their 'knowledge at risk' and 'knowledge retention' challenges.  Whilst it is very easy to rush in and take management action to address these, often urgent, challenges, a more considered approach will enable better actions to be implemented and in a sustainable way.

 

A good way to start to consider the knowledge at risk (from redundancy, office move, talent grabbing, early retirement etc) in your…

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Knowledge Management is vital to small-business competitiveness

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 10:52 0 Comments

Knowing how to manage knowledge is vital in any business but this can be more of a challenge in a small business where reasons for not managing knowledge better include lack of time; lack of staff; lack of training; and too many other (and conflicting) priorities.

However, where knowledge is one of the core assets of a small business, the ‘do nothing option’ is not really an option, and is certainly not sustainable as businesses not only need to leverage their existing knowledge, but…

Continue

Decision making and problem solving - when the computer says "no"

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 13:28 0 Comments

Making well-informed decisions in business is difficult at the best of times, and particularly important when times are tough.  For example, when using MBTI (http://ianwooler.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/why-jung-still-matters-%e2%80%93-and-matters-to-knowledge-management/) as a frame of reference for making a decision we are reminded to take the following into…

Continue

Are you getting the most from your open and closed questions?

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 18:25 0 Comments

It is often said that 'you cannot, not, communicate' and when doing business face-to-face (and networking) we place great importance (and inevitably make judgements) on the messages we receive from the body language of others.  In this context 'the body cannot lie' whereas 'words can be manipulated'.

An example of the positive and proactive 'manipulation' of words is in our use of Open and Closed questions.  I posted a blog about this yesterday and more information can be found via…

Continue

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