Welcome! Duly Knowtes™ is about good reasons and good ways to capture knowledge. Knowledge, information, and insights that smart people carry in their heads that continues to hold value and might otherwise be lost as people leave their companies and careers. It’s not about capturing all of anyone’s knowledge —not possible, of course—or manageable. It’s more about finding and recording small nuggets, premium chunks, process insights, connecting pieces, favorites, and best advice that still makes a difference in hard-to-quantify but real ways.
I’ve set up Duly Knowtes as a companion blog to Duly Knowted,™ a service offering I’ve developed. My plan—part of my ongoing instructional design work—is to develop and apply practical capture tools with businesses and organizations as their owners and managers anticipate key employees retiring or leaving. I plan to share what I’m thinking about and learning here.
Duly Knowtes is also a discussion space to look at what it takes to review, select, assemble and pass forward the best stuff. It’s about knowledge legacy, leveraging good information and acknowledging the asset holder.
You’re invited to share your whys, whats, and hows—from direct, observed or anticipated transition experiences—your own or others’ experiences. I can summarize responses and share back.
Here’s a starter question—actually, two: If you were to retire tomorrow (“That’s it! I ‘m done!”), what one type or topic of knowledge would you most want to pass along—assuming the future and well being of the group means something to you? (If you’ve already retired, was there something in hindsight you would have liked to pass along?) And, what form might that information take—a letter, a file of samples, a picture, a diagram, a list, a video, a podcast?
Comment back to the blog, subscribe and/or write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be in touch!