edisconet Dirk Zimanky Silent Knowledge

In a wrap-up of Dirk and Serge participating in the General Assembly of focus50plus on 15 May, they have been summarizing some of the discussions with the participants:

In today’s fast-paced world, organizations face a pressing challenge – the risk of losing valuable knowledge when experienced individuals retire or move on to new opportunities. This silent knowledge, also known as tacit knowledge, holds immense potential for future growth and success. The question that arises is how can we effectively preserve and utilize this knowledge to ensure its continuity within the companies?

Demographic Challenges and Knowledge Preservation

With the emergence of demographic challenges, particularly in societies where the baby boomers are exiting the workforce, organizations are confronted with the threat of losing precious knowledge. This knowledge, accumulated over years of experience, must not be overlooked or dismissed. It serves as a valuable asset that should be harnessed for the benefit of organizations, training of new employees, and their future endeavors.

The Need for New Approaches

The speed at which individuals transition to new roles and face fresh challenges has increased significantly. To address this, it is crucial to find innovative ways to collect, analyze, structure, and make knowledge readily available. One effective solution is leveraging artificial intelligence and large language models for this purpose.

Introducing the edisconet Silent Knowledge project

To tackle the challenge of preserving silent knowledge, edisconet is developing a transformative platform that utilizes advanced artificial intelligence techniques, such as scripted interviews conducted by AI, which records and transforms spoken knowledge into a usable format stored within databases. Employing artificial intelligence, the project seeks to seamlessly convert tacit expert knowledge into new learnings, at the same time optimizing the training process for newcomers.

Creating an environment for innovation

edisconet actively seeks partnerships with other Swiss companies and startups. For that, edisconet is an active partner of the Swiss EdTech Collider and of focus50plus. This collaborative approach facilitates the exchange of ideas and creates an environment conducive to innovation. Collaborations with leading institutions such as the University of Florence and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts further enrich the project through valuable scientific findings.

Interested? Participate in the Silent Knowledge project

Participating in the project is a seamless process, involving two 30-minute interviews. By becoming part of the initiative, companies receive the project’s findings and insights. Don’t miss out on the chance to unlock the power of tacit knowledge in your organization and secure its future. Get in touch with us today and be a part of this innovative project.

For more information, kindly contact contact Prof. Dr. Petra Müller-Csernetzky (petra.mueller-csernetzky@hslu.ch) or Dirk Zimanky (dirk.zimanky@edisconet.com).

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