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Learning to Fly 2e Practical Knowledge Management from Leading and Learning Organizations

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    Geoff Parcell(Author)

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Today, no one is, nor can be, an expert in everything. In every challenge, it is easy to feel that you don′t know enough to keep up with the accelerating pace of change inside our organisations, let alone the world outside. Start with the assumption that somebody somewhere has already done what you are trying to do. How can you find out whom, and learn from them?Learning to Fly shows exactly how to put knowledge management theory into practice, sharing the tools used and the experience and insights gained by two leading practitioners.

Completely updated for the second edition, Learning to Fly shares the authorsexperiences from BP and other leading knowledge organisations.and incorporates new material on implementation and best practice,.

"Chris Collison and Geoff Parcell show how new ideas and tools are making working and learning inseparable."
Peter Senge

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Knowledge is power. In corporate terms knowledge means efficiency, productivity and ultimately profit, but too often it is not exploited to the full. Learning to Fly shows how organisations can take the knowledge within a company and turn it to a new advantage. It has been built from the real-world experiences of authors Chris Collison and Geoff Parcell during their time working for BP.

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  • PDF | 338 pages
  • Geoff Parcell(Author)
  • John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Revised edition edition (17 Dec. 2004)
  • English
  • 4
  • Business, Finance & Law

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  • By on 3 September 2001

    Collinson and Parcell have produced a book that is both informative and easy to read. It draws primarily on both their experiences of knowledge management with BP. However, the principles and applications contained within the text, are universal.They provide a plethora of vital information that will allow the reader to improve the management of knowledge on a personal level, and within the Company for whom they work. The book has opened my eyes to possibilities never before imagined and has improved the way I do business on a day to day basis.I thoroughly recommend this book to any reader who has the aspiration to deliver "best in class" results and the retention and use of that most vital of business resources, knowledge!

  • By on 9 August 2001

    Beyond the theory - here's 'the' hands-on guide to making KM work for real. As a practitioner of KM, I recognise and appreciate many of the initiatives and projects the authors successfully introduced and gained adoption of throughout BP. It's also refreshing to read that they had learning points to review too. This book illustrates how to achieve the ultimate goal - making KM part of the way to do business. KM is, after all, just good management, it shouldn't be regarded as an add-on, something extra to do. I recommend this book unreservedly to all who are engaged in KM activity - from those new to the field to those who (like me) want to make sure that they're doing the right things!

  • By David Gurteen on 6 May 2001

    This must be one of the best books on KM I've seen for a long time. What I love about it - is its lack of focus on technology. Yes - BP are using technology in a big way - but it is just the enabler. The book focuses on the people side - building learning into an organization and on the concepts of the After-Action Review (AAR) - 'Learn Before', 'Learn During' and 'Learn After'.

  • By Valerie Saintot on 7 April 2008

    I was to present the result of a piece of Knowledge Management (KM) work to an organisational development unit in our bank. I thought that I should include some industry knowledge on models and process for KM. After browsing through the amazing amount of KM books, I choosed this book and was more than rewarded for it.The book formalises many of the steps I have followed myself with success in a number of KM projects. I can really recommend it. If you have never run a KM project, this book gives you reliable process and steps description. It signposts the traps and pitfalls and outline corrective measures.I particularly like the KM process description, the chapter on peer knowledge sharing and also the information architecture and visuals of the book together with the DVD that present additional material. A book which delivers on its promisses!Bravo to the authors, two pragmatic practionners who have modellised the success factors of their experience in KM without turning it into a mere experience sharing as also ground KM theory is well present. Hope to meet them in one of their KM events.

  • By Anna Hipkiss on 30 October 2007

    This book is a stunning example of practising what it preaches!It is so rare to find theory and practice as well combined as they are here. I felt I could walk into an organisation, book in hand, and make KM happen!Knowledge Management hardly does justice to what is described here, it is the creation of a culture of sharing and collaboration to produce real business results. It blazes a truly inspiring trail to follow!

  • By R. G. Brizi on 12 April 2011

    I found this book a great introduction in how to maximise knowledge growth and sharing within an organisation.The authors provide both the general concepts of their work, as well as specific, workable examples, and each is followed by multiple case studies of the exercises in practice.A simple and accessible introduction to organisational knowledge capture.

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