We Care …. We share
We at Beyond believe in Knowledge Transfer and we seize any opportunity to share with our audience any material or information we feel can add value or even can trigger a move in your career… therefore we apply the following five steps of the Knowledge Transfer Cycle
We are at this stage on the “SHARING” Level, and we leave it up to you to Apply and Assess…
In an increasingly technical world, engineering makes ideas real. Engineers and the skills they bring to situations are key to progress and problem solving. Other people often see engineers as “experts” with ingenious innovations and technical solutions to complicated problems. Managers inside companies depend on the wizardry of engineers, and even sometimes expect miracles from them. To have real impact, engineers too, are dependent. They need the support of managers or internal clients and their people.
In some organizations staff positions, i.e. engineers, personnel, systems analysts, purchasing agents and human resources, make up as much as 40% of the workforce. Among the things all staff positions have in common are, professional expertise, limited direct authority over the use of their expertise, and the desire to have some impact.
Staff organizations however are reevaluating their role, especially in the face of dramatic changes causing shrinking numbers and levels in organizations. Human resource groups no longer wish to view themselves as policemen, implementers of ineffective policies, experts with solutions in hand or pawns available for manipulation by powerful line managers.
Information Systems professionals in numerous organizations have chosen consulting as their primary way of delivering service to their internal clients. Key to changing theway they work comes from more than keeping up with the rapid changes in hardware and software. Rather, acquiring a new set of consulting skills is key to helping deal successfully with the changing and challenging world of IS. These professionals realize they no longer add significant value by merely “crunching data and numbers.” They’ve traded sitting in remote or isolated processing centers for working directly with clients all throughout their organization. Their objective is to make a difference in the success of the business units they serve.
The role of “quality consultant” is evolving. While many organizations in the past had “quality control” or “quality assurance” groups, the present function of quality consultant is significantly different. Individuals viewed the previous role as controller, auditor, and policeman even though everyone agreed the intention of high quality was a good one. Now companies charge quality consultants with the task of going to every part of the organization as advocates for increasing the quality effort. It is no longer a matter of doing it to the organization. Now it is a matter of working with the organizations to make quality a way of life. This new approach requires a change in the way people perceive the role of quality consultants. The new perspective also sets new expectations about how consultants interact with their “clients or customers” in the organization.
The training function, like many other aspects of the busi- ness world, is changing rapidly and fundamentally. Gone are the days when trainers could succeed by offering a standard menu of “one-size-fits-all” pro- grams to a “captive audience.”