Science-based tools for capturing, sharing, applying and growing your critical knowledge



Introductory articles:

The seven warning signs of corporate memory loss

Turning knowledge loss into rapid learning and growth

Book recommendation:

An excellent introduction to knowledge transfer and learning at deeper levels where it is more effective, especially as situations change over time...

Companion sites:

The Enterprise of the Future:

"Creating value and wealth in an eight-billion-mind world"

Lessons Learned World:

"Ending the insanity of repeating mistakes and reinventing the wheel"

Adaptive Deep Learning:

"Creating a better, more fulfilled learning experience in school, work and life"

Related articles:

Unclogging the Knowledge Pipeline

Breaking the Lessons-Learned Barrier



Critical human capital problems your organization is likely facing:


An aging workforce with large numbers of pending departures or retirements

scrambling to fill positions and quickly bring replacements "up to speed"

serious consequences from sudden, unexpected loss of critical knowledge

    Too many missed deadlines and lost opportunities

    having only one "go to person" in a critical area 

      Not meeting performance targets

      conflicting priorities

      tight budgets

      staff stretched "too thin"

        Serious risk of noncompliance with a growing list of regulations

        not being able to keep track of "who knows what"

        "we didn't know that" can't be used as an excuse to avoid serious fines, penalties, and a badly damaged reputation

          Too much time, money and resources wasted from repeating mistakes and “re-inventing the wheel”

          no systematic, repeatable process for capturing, sharing and applying lessons learned and best practices

          the knowledge management systems you've put into place aren't working 

          strong cultural resistance to knowledge sharing




















                Three essential steps to take...

                Know what you know (capture):

                Find, capture and organize critical knowledge that's deeply embedded in people, documents, and data


                Grow what you know (share):

                Make the transformation from a knowledge-hoarding culture to a vibrant enterprise where knowledge is collaboratively developed and shared


                Make the most of what you know (apply):

                Keep pace with and even exceed the rapid changes in your market by creating a culture of fast innovation and learning






                For over two decades, Applied Knowledge Sciences, Inc. has been helping organizations of all sizes—public, private, and non-profit—achieve higher levels of performance by capturing, sharing, applying and growing critical knowledge.  By critical we mean highly specialized knowledge essential to your organization's success and at risk of being lost or compromised.

                We work with your executive team and the key experts in your organization.  We identify and capture their critical knowledge so others can learn what they do, how and why they do it, and ultimately improve upon it. 

                Getting to this level of perfromance takes a firm commitment of time, effort and investment.  But the payoff is huge.

                By systematically knowing what you know (and what you don’t know), sharing what you know, and making the most of what you know, you’ll begin to experience:

                • Faster and better decisions
                • Fewer bottlenecks and single points-of-failure
                • Improved ability to respond to “pop-up” problems and opportunities
                • Improved ability to attract and retain talent.

                All of which means increased organizational performance and competitiveness.

                Here's a list of some of our clients...

                Here are two easy ways to help you get started:

                Join our community of like-minded knowledge seekers

                Request a complimentary ½ hour consultation

                You can also keep up with the latest developments in the field of knowledge management by reading our regular series in KMWorld Magazine entitled: “The Future of the Future”

                At the very least, take a close look at how you capture, share and apply your critical knowledge.  Then start thinking of ways to turn that knowledge into a valuable resource for rapid learning and growth.  That alone will put you on a track toward making the most of your intellectual capital.




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