Business Mentoring Matters

Sharing Skills and Knowledge: Don't Leave it to Chance

Posted on Mon, May, 15, 2017

Tags: Knowledge Share

People are busy with their day-to-day jobs. Which is why if Bob's manager makes this suggestion to Bob—"It would be nice if you shared how to do This Important Task with Jane, John, and Terry"—Bob might do it. Or he might not. After all, it was merely a suggestion. Besides, Bob has This Important Task covered. And Jane, John, and Terry know that.

But here's the thing: let's say Bob gets hit by a bus. Too brutal? Fine. Let's say Bob gets sick—so sick that he can't talk on the phone for more than five seconds before, well, you know.

And now let's say that This Important Task needs to be done. Like, TODAY. It can't wait just because Bob is sick.

What happens?

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Anytime Mentoring: 3 Cool Things About This Software

Posted on Wed, Apr, 26, 2017

Tags: Knowledge Share

You might be asking, “What is Anytime Mentoring?"

Think of it as two sides of the same coin:

  • Knowledge sharing allows employees to request and share information and expertise across an entire organization.
  • Social learning allows organizations to have a dedicated platform that enables users to communicate with each other. Think posts, comments, etc.

Can you relate to any of these three benefits of Anytime Mentoring?

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Purposeful Knowledge Sharing: 3 Tips

Posted on Wed, Mar, 22, 2017

Tags: Knowledge Share

 

Knowledge sharing. Seems like a straightforward business term, doesn’t it? Share the stuff you know. Have you ever stopped to think about how much “knowledge” is in the room? Or how to extract it? Your employees, co-workers, mentors, managers, executive team, etc. bring with them all of the knowledge that they’ve gained not only during their current position, but also every position they have had up to this point. Add to that their education and personal experiences, and you may not need to look outside of your company for a certain expertise you may think you are lacking.

At this point, you may be asking yourself:

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Knowledge Sharing Systems: Are They Necessary? (Short Answer: YES!)

Posted on Mon, May, 02, 2016

Tags: Knowledge Share

knowledge_sharingSharing knowledge. Parents do it with kids, teachers do it with students, peers do it with each other, employers do it with employees, and so on and so on. Much of this "knowledge sharing" is done in informal settings.

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9 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Knowledge Sharing Systems

Posted on Tue, Feb, 23, 2016

Tags: Knowledge Share

Are you evaluating different knowledge sharing systems for your organization? Here are nine questions to ask.

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The Succession Planning Process: 5 Ways Mentoring Can Help

Posted on Wed, Feb, 17, 2016

Tags: Knowledge Share

Does your organization have a good succession planning process in place to help employees transition out of the company and to assist those taking their place? It should. And mentoring should be at the core of this plan. Here's why.

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Encouraging Knowledge Share: 3 Tips for Talent Managers

Posted on Wed, Nov, 04, 2015

Tags: Knowledge Share

While your employees' collective knowledge is powerful (and one of your organization's greatest assets), it's also hard to measure. If you had to recreate this knowledge database from scratch, you'd be hard pressed to do so quickly and efficiently, which is why knowledge sharing is so important.

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What is hybrid mentoring?

Posted on Thu, Oct, 02, 2014

Tags: Millennials, Knowledge Share

There is a new terminology arising in mentoring recently: hybrid mentoring. At Management Mentors, we call it Anytime Mentoring. In some cases hybrid mentoring is a result of trying to respond to millennials who are seeking quick and easy access via a mentoring software system to be able to get the mentoring they need when they need it.

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Are phone skills a dying trait? Mentoring Can Help!

Posted on Mon, Sep, 09, 2013

Tags: Knowledge Share

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What is “knowledge share” and how does it relate to mentoring?

Posted on Tue, May, 28, 2013

Tags: Knowledge Share

Formal mentoring is something that happens between two people (a mentor and mentoree) over a period of 9 to 12 months. While the sharing of knowledge certainly happens to some degree between mentor and mentoree, the mentor’s function isn’t necessarily to teach the mentoree a specific skill, such as using Twitter. Often, the goals are more ambitious (e.g. develop leadership skills), whereas knowledge share tasks are typically hyper-focused.

Think of knowledge share as “short-term” mentoring that can happen anywhere, at any place, with anyone. You needn’t go through the typical matching prerequisites that a formal match requires. The only matching requirement needed is that someone has expertise
in a certain area and is willing to share that expertise with someone who is willing to learn it.

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