Sharing is Caring: New Directions in Business Transformation

Speakers: Lau Hesselbæk Andreasen, Lawrence Swiader, Merete Sanderhoff, Michael Edson
Time: 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm Tuesday, May 8th 2012

Increasingly, those organizations that “dare to share” and move towards more transparency and openness are finding that it makes good business sense.
For this session we have brought together organizations that have embarked on radical business transformation processes and placed the emphasis on openness and sharing at all levels at the heart of the process. They will give real life examples of what they have done and how it has brought about important business change.
Why are we running this session – and why should you attend?
Knowledge sharing has been a buzz topic for a while; something we should “do more of” and “become better at”. But many of you are telling us that this is damn difficult. Few have managed to make real strides, despite having spent time and resources on getting sophisticated technical solutions such as SharePoint in place. Why is it proving so hard?
Perhaps we need to start somewhere else. Perhaps it is not a change of software, but a change of mindsets and cultures that needs to happen. Sharing openly and freely is not a natural part of every organization’s DNA. Many are still governed by a strong “gatekeeper” mentality. Sharing ideas and assets, internally as well as outside the organizational walls (fire and brick) can make the organization more attractive in a multitude of ways and lead to better results, performance etc. The digital channels will not bring about this change on their own, but they are vital components in this transformation. And you are the one managing those channels!
Learn from organizations that have made real strides: Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Denmark and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
This will be followed by a hands-on session, where we explore how you and fellow participants can identify, realize and leverage ideas around sharing in a sensible way in your specific organization. Bring in your own questions and challenges related to knowledge sharing and get input from experts and fellow participants alike.