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Associate Insight: Six steps to implement a knowledge-sharing culture within a professional services organisation

By Phil Ayton, Sysero

7 May 2015

In 2015 it is unlikely that any professional will offer written advice without referring to previous documents or emails. Significant client-facing communications are generally created from a template, previous work (precedents) or include a few paragraphs of standard text (clauses).

Whilst most of us will store our precedents and clauses in emails, files, or some kind of document management system, significant content needs to be published, shared and managed. Through re-use, precedent text can become a valuable asset, and, like most assets, it can either appreciate or depreciate over time. Any mistakes or inaccuracies are multiplied through re-use and can expose the individual and their employer. Conversely, precedents that are shared benefit from many eyes and as such can increase in value, accuracy and usefulness over time. It is this model that has led to the rise of content authoring companies such as the Practica...

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