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Members have found that the tools, good practice and world-class expertise available in KIN have helped them achieve their business goals through:


  • Improving staff time to competency, often replacing formal and expensive training & development
  • Improving productivity by applying learning from practice techniques to projects or processes
  • Avoiding costly mistakes through peer-to-peer learning, challenge and support
  • Identifying, retaining and transferring unique knowledge identified ‘at risk’ for senior management transitions, key retiring staff, mergers, acquisitions or restructuring
  • Helping achieve existing business objectives faster and at less cost, through the better use of latent knowledge
  • Challenging existing approaches through exposure to new thinking about innovation in managing knowledge with staff, suppliers and customers
  • Helping make ‘business change’ programmes sustainable by addressing cultural and motivational issues around sharing knowledge
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KIN Winter 2016 Members' Workshop

Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick
7th December 2016


Organisational Knowledge in the "Machine Intelligence" era

How has human knowledge changed over the ages? In pre-industrial times people needed “know how” in order to learn trade and crafts. Formal education was limited to the few. The industrial age heralded mass education that taught “know what” kinds of knowledge in order to mechanise processes. The post-industrial age – or Knowledge Age – is all about creating new knowledge through the assimilation and interpretation of information, mass communication, collaboration and working productively with others.

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"I was so impressed with the KIN 'Management Buy-in' masterclass that I have written an article for our intranet homepage. The importance of learning styles and how the affect team and individual buy-in to change were a revelation."
Kaye Griffiths

British Council