Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Farewell to my company, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

After 4 years with ERM, I have decided it is time to move on at the end of June. It has been a really tough decision because ERM is serious about knowledge sharing and collaboration. I have got the CEO and senior executives buy-in and trust. I have built up a great team who are passionate and committed to making knowledge sharing real and delivering tangible benefits everyday. The company has built up a network of 200+ champions around the world. For me, it is like a dream come true. What else can I ask for? I feel like I have completed another PhD with ERM.

Other than updating my blog reader on my move, there is one point I like to make.

I am aware that some companies conduct exit interviews to "transfer knowledge" from the leaver to the successor, I am pleased to know within ERM, I do not need to "transfer knowledge" at the last minute just before I move on. The knowledge that I have brought to ERM is utilized every moment during the time I am with ERM - i.e. the company has given me flexibility and room to try out new ideas, develop my team and introduce new ways of working. Not only I have brought my knowledge to ERM, I have co-created new ideas with ERM. ERM has enriched my experience and horizon. The knowledge I have brought to (and enriched) by ERM is now embedded in every team member's workplan, the established processes in how the team operate, how the knowledge sharing platform is being managed, the team's culture in listening to and be responsive to the users' needs etc.

Personally, I like to utilize the knowledge and experience I have gained to take the Knowledge Sharing/Knowledge Management field - which is going to be even more multi-disciplinary in nature - to another level in this highly connected Web2.0 and Enterprise2.0 world.

5 comments:

哲宇皓云 said...

加油啦!要繼續發表好文章喔!........................................

ShilaLong嘉雯 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德..................................................

Ruth said...

Hi, Bonnie - I'm a copyeditor creating a reference for your paper Information Literacy in the Workplace Context: Issues, Best Practices and Challenges. Can't find it online - where's the best place for our readers to find it online or in a journal?

Bonnie Cheuk said...

Ruth - You are right. I noticed UNESCO has revamped their website and some older articles have disappeared. The report referring to the 2003 Information Literacy Meeting is here: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/files/19636/11228863531PragueDeclaration.pdf/PragueDeclaration.pdf. However, the link to my full paper has gone. Let me let them know and see what can be done. Let me know how I can send you the full paper. thanks!

Jennie said...

Hello Bonnie
I to am looking for your 2002 whitepaper, plenty of references to it in the literature, but the link has disappeared. Can you direct me to where a copy may be.

With thanks
Jennie