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The behavioural aspects of Learning from Incidents

Nov 29 11

The behavioural aspects of Learning from Incidents

Safety is of prime importance for all industrial organisations. A lot of effort is put into raising safety awareness amongst employees. Often the focus is on procedures. They are put in place with the objective to reduce the execution risk of activities. Over...

The World Appreciative Inquiry Conference 2012

Sep 22 11

The World Appreciative Inquiry Conference 2012

The World Appreciative Inquiry Conference is held every three years. The last decade, the conference was hosted three times in the US and lately in Kathmandu, Nepal (2009). In April 2012, it will be organized in Europe for the first time in history. The charming...

Can learning networks move us to a greener sustainable future?

Jul 21 11

Can learning networks move us to a greener sustainable future?

The global challenge of climate change calls for innovation in the way we live, the way we do business and in the way we solve tough challenges both environmentally and socially.

In the last few months there has been a growing awareness of this in a number of sectors, with more conversations on how we engage with each other to create an environment where ideas can become innovation. One of these, forms part of the South African government’s...

Design Thinking at Kessels & Smit

Jul 12 11

Design Thinking at Kessels & Smit

Design Thinking is a culture and an approach that supports you in trying out new services, processes and products. People from Kessels & Smit met up with Elias Barrasch from Invented Here to talk about and experiment with design thinking.

Creative Perspectives on Knowledge Management

Jun 19 11

By: Andres Roberts | Category: Inspiration
Creative Perspectives on Knowledge Management

In March 2011, I had the pleasure of being invited by Nancy Dixon in Washington DC - joining two other Knowledge Management stars Nick Milton and Karl Wiig – on a ‘Deep Dive’ to support international health organisations in Knowledge Management. It was a fantastic workshop with great learning and connections made. Here I sum up some of the ideas I shared (you can also download the pdf file here). On the importance of story, play, imagination and visioning.

Leadership is about conversations that matter

May 13 11

Leadership is about conversations that matter

In March, I attended a three-day meeting on ‘participatory leadership’ and ‘conversations that matter’, organised by The Art of Hosting. With a group of students, consultants, social entrepreneurs and teachers we explored how, in times of change, the collective intelligence of a group of people...

Up to Knowledge Productivity 2.0

Mar 21 11

Up to Knowledge Productivity 2.0

Knowledge is increasingly being seen as the most important strategic asset in organizations and a crucial resource to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Given that a significant amount of organizational knowledge resides in the minds and interactions of employees, it is important for organizations to understand what motivates employees to share existing knowledge, to produce new knowledge and what prevents them from doing so.

K&S: an inspiring organisational model! Semi-finals HCI M-prize

Feb 11 11

K&S: an inspiring organisational model! Semi-finals HCI M-prize

We are truly delighted: our Kessels & Smit story has been chosen as one of the ten most ‘inspiring, challenging and surprising’ examples of innovation in management from around the globe.

This was announced as we were selected into the semi-finals of the HCI M-prize - a prestigious competition with judges such as Gary Hamel, Marcus Buckingham and other pioneering minds in organisational and management development.