Organizing Content & Expert Knowledge without Spending a Million Bucks

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 4 - 6 p.m., Bentley University, Morison Hall, Morison Boardroom #300, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02451. Campus Map.

SPEAKER: Larry Chait, Discussion Leader

TOPIC: Small/medium businesses (SMBs) are heavily represented within our KM community of practice; we also have members who work within groups in larger enterprises with limited resources to pursue their knowledge initiatives. The theme of this meeting came recently from a single member, but over the years, similar inquiries have frequently appeared. The discussion will focus on practices for gathering, sharing, and leveraging knowledge through minimally invasive, lower-tech, less-expensive solutions. Larry has been harvesting examples and experiences for a couple of decades – and he is sure you have your own. Typical situations with cautions and remedies for handling them will round out the topic. Whether you support ten, a hundred, or a few thousand people, there are sure to be ideas that will prove of value to you from this discussion!

BIOGRAPHY: In addition to being the President of the Boston KM forum, Larry Chait is Managing Director of Chait and Associates, Inc., a consultancy that advises senior managers and their teams on achieving and sustaining high performance. He has over forty years of business-management experience. In his consulting work, Larry has helped executives and organizations manage change. His focus is on knowledge management, change management, and business process improvement. In addition, Larry supports clients as an executive and team coach. Prior to Chait and Associates, Larry was Vice President and Director of Arthur D. Little, Inc. He held positions including chief knowledge officer, director, and principal consultant. Before ADL, Larry was president of his own retail organization and vice president of product development for a national IT services company. Larry has authored three books, is a contributing author of “Managing the Learning Process of the Corporation” and “Knowledge Management in Practice: Connections and Context,” and is co-author with Lynda Moulton of an upcoming book on practical knowledge management. Larry received his A.B. in Economics from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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