Knowledge is the primary source of wealth and well-being. Global competition has intensified, and it has become crucial to quickly leverage existing in-house competencies and resources into new products and services. According to EU statistics, in 2006, in large enterprises 55% of the employees worked remotely at some point in their work week; in medium sized enterprises, the figure was 30%, and in small enterprises it was 13%. However, in the forest industry, ICT industries and medical sector the virtual way of working is an integral part of work for all employees. Therefore, understanding the virtual way of working is crucial.
- Trust – “What are the most important trust type? How do they impact?”
- Uncertainty – “What is it? Does it need to be managed? How?”
- Virtual Project Communication “Project lifecycle perspective”
- Organizational Virtual Communication Capability
- Personal Virtual Communication Capability
- Perspectives to Collaboration
- Knowledge Management research traditions (Resource based view, Learning organizations, Knowledge based view)
- Future work skills and gig economy
These topics are provided in single lectures, speaches, 1 day trainings or as 5cr courses for higher education.
Trust is a foundation for successful collaboration and overall wellbeing at work. This course introduces you to various types of trust in organizations and in ways in which people manage uncertainty. Uncertainty is often related to various communication practises and communication methods at work. For example affective based trust is related to goodwill and commitment, which are needed in sharing tacit knowledge.
Main topics of this course are
- Information and uncertainty
- Trust types
- Management and trust
- Practical cases are discussed along the course
- Provide an overview of the main research traditions of Knowledge Management (KM) We focus on Resource-Based View, Knowledge-Based-View and Learning Organization theories.
- Focus on those areas of research that combine both the human and information and communication technology (ICT) sides of KM.
- Introduce KM methods and tools in theory and also through practical cases.
Main topics in this course are
- Intellectual capital
- Definitions of information and knowledge
- Knowledge creation
- Knowledge transfer
- Organizational structures
- ICT as a success factor
These topics are provided in single lectures, key note speaches or as 5cr courses for higher education.
Communication Workshops and Courses
- Corporate Communications
- Virtual Communications
- Stakeholder Communications
- Media culture and social media
- PR- Communications
- Project Communications
Example of an offer: Collaboration_in_global_projects
Why study Communications?
- At the moment over 80% of the virtual teams fail to reach their objectives due to organizational and personal communication barriers.
- Managers spend typically over 90% their time interacting with other people. Therefore it is crucial for managers to have proper communication skills virtually and f2f.
- Communications effectiveness impacts organizational performance and individual career prospects.
- Very few people work alone, everyone needs communication skills.
- Communication continues to be a problem in many organizations, although communication is relatively well understood phenomena. Therefore research and communication management is needed.
- Cross-cultural communication competence is vital in multicultural societies and companies.
- Virtual communication competencies are needed. New technology radically changes patterns of organizational communication. Better understanding in the functionalities of virtual knowledge-based organizations is increasing, as more than 1.3 billion people are forecasted to work in virtual organizations within a few years.