Knowledge is often scattered everywhere in an organization. Knowledge arises and is produced in departments and projects groups, and for individual purposes. It could be stored as documents on a server, on an employee’s computer, as well as in knowledge bases, or not stored at all. Usually the majority of documented knowledge is seldom used despite its benefit to many employees, customers, and partners. That’s because they can’t find it or don’t even know that it’s there. The benefits of reusing collective knowledge in an organization are huge. An organization can achieve operational efficiency and organizational learning, as well as drive innovation and product development. Achieving these benefits requires a corporate Knowledge Management strategy that supports a knowledge sharing culture and the building of a common knowledgebase.
The experience and expertise of the people in your organization are your biggest asset. They are the foundation for ensuring satisfied customers and having services that work well. Learn how to make sure you are taking care of your knowledge.
More and more enterprise organizations are starting to practice the Knowledge-Centered Service (KCS) knowledge methodology. This methodology is without doubt best applied with the support of a tool that is KCS Verified and which supports all eight processes in the solve-and-evolve cycle. However, there are only a small number of software vendors and tools – including ComAround Knowledge™ – that fully support this process.
The right tool supports the chosen method and reduces the need to develop workarounds. It also encourages users to follow the correct methods through having the right flow and functions. We give you four good reasons to why you should use a separate knowledge management software rather than go with any built-in knowledge module.
Doing more with less. You have heard this phrase and many of us live it. Each year service desks are asked to satisfy higher demands without rapidly expanding their organizations. I have met very few service desk managers that claim to have enough people to exceed their service level targets while managing all the projects and operational tasks on their plates. So how do you satisfy your customers, your employees and the needs of your organization? You begin by learning from the experiences of others.
To succeed with self service, the knowledge base needs good searchability and to generate relevant hits. In ComAround Knowledge™ it is the search bar, which is based on the powerful search engine Microsoft Azure Search, that technically enables the search itself. The searchability of the content is largely determined by structure and wording, and this is where you and your colleagues can make a difference. In this article you will get several handy tips!
An effective knowledge management strategy can transform both your organization’s customer experience and employee loyalty.
The organization can also develop more innovative products and services and drive the kind of positive change that leads to great results. Working with KCS® (Knowledge-Centered Service) can make the difference between being just above average and greatness. KCS is a simple idea that creates profound benefits. The idea is that you should integrate the creation and maintenance of knowledge into the daily problem-solving process. Read more
Barclay Rae, the CEO of itsMF UK, talks to Lena Stormvinge, Head of Training & Consulting at ComAround, about Knowledge Management at SITS 17
Most of us working in a service organization are struggling with making our customers satisfied with limited resources. Using an established Knowledge Management methodology and a specialized Knowledge Management solution, streamlines our support workflow to be able to resolve more incidents with our existing resources. Adopting the KCS methodology helps service organizations to know exactly what to do to get great results.
Barclay Rae, the CEO of itSMF UK, talks to Lena Storvinge, The Head of Training & Consulting at ComAround, about Knowledge Management. The interview is divided in three parts.
Part 1 – What is knowledge management?
Part 2 – What is KCS? – the 90/90 rule? What is the biggest challenge to make Knowledge Management work?
Part 3 – About ComAround and the future of service organizations