The genuine way of sharing knowledge reinvented for the 21st century
It’s common sense that we learn fastest from practice. Also, practical knowledge is hardest to teach. At Analogy we believe that storytelling helps both. We aim to help spreading knowledge in organizations with an innovative IT platform, which supports storytelling in an inspiring way. It motivates your team to share experiences, help others and improve themselves.
PROBLEMS WE MET AND ARE EAGER
An electricity company realizes, that only a handful older professionals know how to repair certain types of transformer equipment in the country.
Because of high turnover a company needs to give onboarding training often to new recruits, but the process is slow and the new colleagues have to gather practical experience, before they are fully useful.
In an insurance company the representatives work all over the country, meet the same challenges and have no way to share experiences, learn from each other and develop solutions for common issues.
In a consulting company the knowledge necessary for writing great proposals is in the heads of senior consultants, but juniors should write the proposals instead.
There is a gap between the regulations and the actually followed processes at the company. They confront this by using the actual processes as a basis for making the regulations realistic
THE TOUCH OF CUTTING EDGE IN EVERYDAY LIFE
We offer a social platform, where people are encouraged to reflect on their problem solving process. People can invite each other to provide analogies for new problems. By sharing stories of problem solving, people motivate, help and inspire each other. Doing this online, the cycle of sharing, learning and adapting results in continuously improving practices. This database are always accessible for anyone in need of practical advice.
On the practical level users create structured case studies, concentrating on challenges and solutions. There are specialized forms of interaction available for sharing and adapting stories. It is also easy to get feedback on stories and do social actions to motivate and inspire each other.
WHERE CAN BE THIS PRODUCT USEFUL?
Onboarding: everyone has to learn the same things entering a new position. Earlier stories on how to solve problems help new recruits to understand company–specific knowledge and tackle new challenges. Meeting an undocumented challenge they are expected to prove their understanding by writing how they solved it. This results in a virtuous cycle of faster onboarding and improving knowledge coverage.
Best practice sharing;
Process improvement techniques (e. g. lean);
Connecting people on different premises to share practical solutions for their common issues.
You will see the results in the following:
Reduced time for practical problem solving;
Measuring training effectiveness;
Measuring and mapping how people learn from each other;
Highlighting key players and issues;
Controlled pipeline for extracting and elaborating best practices.
We can help you if you struggle with these issues. Write us your business case here and let us show you how Analogy can leverage your business.