Building Innovation Capacity through Knowledge Management

The Conference Board of Canada, April 21, 2015
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Knowledge Management (KM) practices are as varied as the organizations that apply them. KM creates the frame and foundation for not only the storage but also the connection and sharing of knowledge within an organization. It is this foundation of effective KM practices that has the potential to connect, share and drive creativity, which in turn stimulates innovation within an organization.

In fact, the body of research on knowledge management demonstrates that there is a positive relationship between KM and firm performance. Furthermore, there is an ever growing understanding that effective KM practices can contribute to the firm’s innovation performance.

Join the Conference Board’s own Sarah Dimick as she details the findings of this Conference Board research, and presents best practices for KM that can truly stoke the fires of innovation within your firm. Through real-life case study examples, this presentation will showcase practical elements to the established field of KM by pulling out best practices from a carefully selected group of innovative organizations. By exploring best practices for how knowledge supports or feeds innovation with leaders in innovation and KM, this work pulls together essential elements for any organization looking to enable greater information sharing across their firm. And this information sharing, in turn, can help drive innovation essential to firm performance and competitiveness. The ease by which information flows; the culture that supports sharing it; and the ability for cross-organization connections to be made all contribute to the innovation of an organization.

Webinar Highlights

During this 60 minute webinar attendees will learn more about:

  • Up to-date understandings of how Knowledge Management, or how effectively leveraging knowledge, can have a profound impact on an organization’s innovation capacity;
  • Nine specific best practices taken from a collection of innovative organization case studies including:
    1. Making strategic investments in best practices,
    2. Making knowledge actionable,
    3. Maintaining living knowledge asset bases,
    4. Knowledge dissemination techniques,
    5. Capturing the wealth in human capital,
    6. Growing, shaping and fostering effective communities of practice,
    7. Showcasing, sharing and retaining ideas,
    8. Equipping the tool box, and
    9. Fostering a supportive culture.

    About Sarah

    Sarah Dimick, a MA graduate, has contributed to the research programs of both the Technology and Innovation as well as the Energy, Environment and Technology Groups for the past seven years. Her experience includes research and report writing in an extensive collection of topic areas, including life sciences and biotechnology, commercialization and the innovation ecosystem, water management systems and nuclear energy.

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