GuruScan update – March 2023

In this post, you will find some of the latest updates from the GuruScan team.


GuruScan is proud to be one of the founders of the Dutch KM Network. It is a network of Knowledge Management researchers, consultants, and practitioners. We organize lectures and company visits to share and learn from each others KM activities.

We direct ourselves at people working in the Netherlands, though we also have a few members from outside the Netherlands, mainly from Belgium.

If you are keen to join our vibrant network, simply request access to theย LinkedIN group.

Participation is free of charge, we only ask for active contributions during our meetings.

Open Knowledge Booster sessions

We have scheduled the next three Open Knowledge Booster sessions that you can now sign-up for:

This session will give you a hands-on experience in using the GuruScan knowledge network technology and will be an interactive workshop. Keep an eye on our website for other dates.

“I enjoyed it so much more than just watching a demo; getting my hands on your software and experiencing how it works first hand was so much better!
I definitely understand what it does now and can better keep it in mind for my clients in the future.”

Stephanie Barnes (Radical KM Consultant)

Work From Home or Return to Office?

๐—ช๐—™๐—› ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ข, ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?

During the pandemic, everyone has worked from home (WFH) for a while. Some have done this more than others, and some found it nicer than others. Now most countries and businesses have opened up again, organizations are asking for a return to office (RTO). Read moreย here.

Use case – Strategic Workforce Planning

With our technology, a large variety of knowledge management problems can be solved. In this newsletter, we will highlight one such use case, but on our website, you can find many more examples.

Situation: Eminent retirement of knowledgeable group-members and not identified as an urgent matter by top management.

Approach: we ran a GuruScan knowledge booster session and combined it with an age map of all team members. It became very clear that the worries were justified, and something had to be done to ensure knowledge retainment.

Outcome: Management approval for proactive hiring new team members and knowledge handover from experts.

Additional uses: knowledge-driven onboarding of new hires and personal development from 360 degrees knowledge feedback.

New feature – Charts

During the last development sprint, we implemented a few charts to create more insight in the knowledge and activity for our customers.

They can now directly see the activity in their knowledge system with the Activity Chart. And, the total overview of all knowledge levels is present in the Expertise Count.

In the next sprints we will expand those charts with different styles and other inputs.

What data-input and chart style would you like to see?

If you have any questions or would like to know more about how we work, we are always happy to have a (virtual) coffee, schedule a 30minute meeting here.

See you next time!

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