Rhonda D.

Priority One: Case Deflection

Knowledge Management is a relatively new discipline, combining specializations including process and project management, technical communication and business analysis. Sometimes people are not completely certain about what a knowledge manager can do – they just know that they need one – someone to own the process of getting that valuable information out of people’s heads […]

Defining Success

My childhood interest in achievement matured into a desire for success. I recently reflected on how my definition of success has changed over time. I’m quite guilty of being an overachiever. I like to do things to the best of my ability or not at all. A few years ago, one of my mentors recommended that I […]

No Fault of Your Own: Working Through an Acquisition

So there you are, sitting at your desk, minding your business, doing your job when the news hits you – your company has been acquired. Depending on the corporate culture, the initial news may come via a rumor mill or official channels.  Conversely, you may receive notification that your employer has purchased a company. Regardless […]

Understanding the Voice of the Customer (VoC)

Specializing in Knowledge Management provides an excellent opportunity for ongoing improvements with internal and external customers. Knowledge Bases are typically associated with Support Organizations. These Call Centers have evolved to accommodate a variety of mediums including phone, chat and email. Some Call Centers use video conferencing, encouraging users to employ cameras to “show” the situation […]

Why Knowledge Management Matters

Knowledge management (KM) is more than the sexy word for training. Don’t get me wrong, learning development is intrinsic to knowledge management. However, KM is about every company’s greatest intellectual assets – the people! Knowledge management is about capturing what individuals know and making it an available resource for the benefit of an entire organization. The NASA definition […]

Five Search Query Operators Every SEO Should Know

As I delve more into search engine optimization and begin to execute my education and awareness plan about the powerful and versatile Coveo enterprise search engine in my current KM role, I thought you might be interested in an article that was rated one of the Best of 2013 by the Search Engine Journal. Thanks […]

Exposing Yourself!

Renowned author Helen Keller (who was hearing and visually impaired) once said “Security is mostly a superstition…Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” It is my observation that the Technical Communication industry inherently attracts introverts. The detailed, complex, methodical, analytical work that can be […]