Explore inspiration. Connect insight. Apply knowledge. Learn together.
The Knowledge Elevation Journey helps you to break down silos and introduce insight from external sources to your own organisation. It’s about finding the right content, understanding its relevance, and applying new knowledge to the business challenge at hand.
The result: a common foundation for making well informed decisions.
Offering in brief
With the specific challenge (The Joint Mission) identified, we will research and identify relevant sources of input, insight and inspiration. We will absorb the material, discuss and digest it together (The Knowledge Elevation Experience) and extract the insights that are relevant to solving our challenge.
Throughout the journey, the identified material will become the joint reference point for the team and the entire organisation (The Reader’s Digest). Processing and interpreting the content will be a collaborative effort as we work together to make sense of it.
- The Joint Agreement on the Mission ahead delivers the common denominator and provides structure to team and work
- The Individual Research & Reading module facilitates self study and preparation of the joint discussion in order to focus on substance and not “high level assumption”
- The Knowledge Elevation Experience is a moderated and structured format to capture each participant’s individual perception of the content and its meaning as well as forming a common interpretation
- The Reader’s Digest is the outcome of the entire process summarised for everyone interested within the connected organisation
Why I believe the offering is relevant
Inspiration can come from people, articles, blog posts, podcasts, books etc.. Today’s access to information is as much of an opportunity as it is a challenge. Everything seems to be at our fingertips, but its hard to be sure we’ve covered all the relevant ground when trying to find the right sources.
A structured process and a distributed responsibility for gathering input can help out of this dead lock. The sources aren’t just identified, the content is jointly digested and connected to the team’s own situation or challenge. It thereby becomes common knowledge and the value is shared and not just exclusive to the select few with the mandate to “seek inspiration and identify trends”.
Inspiration for this offering comes from…
First and foremost: quite some time ago, my wife and I began listening to the same podcasts or reading the same books. The conversations we share about much of this content are passionate and lively. Hearing each others take on the same subjects has helped us grow and deepen our understanding of not only these topics, business models and methodology but also of each other. This process has led to hours of debate, thinking and an enrichment of personal insight. Car journeys now go by in a heart beat.
Secondly, I’ve participated in and facilitated various people/talent development programs. A key element of those programs is always the “material to read and understand”, which then becomes the common denominator for discussion and work.
On more than one occasion I have felt privileged to be introduced to that material and it has become a key piece of my personal treasure chest of knowledge.
I want to introduce this process to teams and companies to give “research” a new twist and a bigger footprint in today’s fast moving world.