The Art of Proactive Reviews in Business
EBSCO Publishing has just released a new book summary. In her work with Oracle’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) group, Ditte Kolbaek developed Proactive Reviews as a means of providing effective knowledge sharing within a company or organization. She believes this can be done through a specific structure and time frame, with certain people involved playing certain roles so that companies can learn how to improve their processes. Only when people learn from past experiences can they avoid making the same mistakes, and only then can they repeat their past successes. Businesses benefit from encouraging constant learning so that they can improve, grow, and move quickly to the next great, revenue-generating idea.
Ditte Kolbaek offers readers the following advice:
· Proactive Reviews are a method for knowledge sharing. The process starts with individuals who have information to share. Proactive Reviews give them an avenue for sharing information with their colleagues to benefit their organizations.
· Proactive Reviews must be structured. Time is of the essence in business. In order to ensure changes will occur quickly, these reviews should be kept within a certain time frame and structure. Doing so will ensure the results, such as new best practices, will be more successful, and employees will be more willing to participate.
· Participants should feel comfortable speaking freely. Those who are running the meeting must let the participants, or Delegates, know the information that is shared will be kept confidential, and they need to look for opportunities to get as many voices heard as possible.
· The results of the Proactive Reviews should be acted upon. Each participant in the Proactive Review has a role to play, with the buck stopping at the Sponsor. This person, who is usually a supervisor, will be responsible for making sure suggestions that arise out of the meetings are carried out.
· Time spent on knowledge sharing will be worth it in the end. Knowledge sharing is the only way for an organization to adapt to the changes around it. Sharing knowledge is necessary for business growth.
· Knowledge sharing is good for morale. Proactive Reviews can help boost the spirits of teams, create stronger organizations, and make everyone’s roles in the business clearer.
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