Show Your Work

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Organizations struggle to capture tacit knowledge. Workers struggle to find answers and information across organizational databases and boundaries and silos. New comfort with social sharing, combined with the proliferation of new social tools, offer easy, useful means of sharing not just what we do but how we get things done. For the organization this supports productivity, improves performance, encourages reflective practice, speeds communication, and helps to surface challenges, bottlenecks, and that elusive tacit knowledge. For the worker it illuminates strengths, talents, struggles, and the reality of how days are spent. For the coworker or colleague it solves a problem, saves time, or builds on existing knowledge. And for management it helps to capture who does what, and how, and otherwise makes visible so much of what is presently opaque.

What does showing work mean? It is an image, video, blog post, or use of another tool, or just talking to describe how you solved a problem, show how you fixed the machine, tell how you achieved the workaround, explain how you overcame objections to close the deal, drew the solution to the workflow problem, or photographed the steps you took as you learned to complete a new task. Some of the most effective examples of showing work offer someone explaining how/why they failed, and how they fixed it. Show Your Work offers dozens of examples of individuals and groups showing their work to the benefit of their organizations, their industries, and themselves.

Show Your Work offers dozens of real examples of showing work, supported with tips for how to help it happen, how leaders can lead by showing their own work, and how L&D can extend its reach by showing its own work and helping others show theirs.

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About the author

Jane Bozarth is the e-learning coordinator with the State of North Carolina's Office of State Human Resources's Talent Management Division. She is the author of e-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring, From Analysis to Evaluation, and Social Media for Trainers, Better Than Bullet Points. She can be contacted through her website www.bozarthzone.com.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 22, 2014
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781118864012
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Human Resources & Personnel Management
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This content is DRM protected.
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SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS
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Chapter Nine: Adding Narration and Multimedia                                

SECTION THREE: DELIVERY AND SUPPORT
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Appendix: PowerPoint Basics
References and Other Sources
Other Resources         

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