WHAT’S THE MOST VALUABLE ASSET IN YOUR FIRM?
The expertise and knowledge of your employees.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING THESE CHALLENGES?
Are you not doing enough with the state tax knowledge you produce?
Is the quality of work and time to deliver too dependent on who is doing the work?
Are you writing off billable hours because people keep reinventing the wheel and not taking advantage of existing experience and expertise?
Are you suffering from information overload from an increasing variety of online and offline sources?
Does your firm have a document or knowledge database, but sometimes neither documents nor people find their way to it?
WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT?
Knowledge management is getting the right information to the right people at the right time, and helping people create knowledge, and share, and act on information in ways that will measurably improve the performance of the firm and its clients. It is about connections. Connecting people with information and connecting people with people.
SOLVE REAL BUSINESS PROBLEMS
Knowledge management is about creating, capturing, organizing, making accessible, sharing, and reusing information relevant to a firm’s professionals and business model. However, knowledge management is more than content management. Knowledge management is about solving real business problems. It’s about meeting your firm’s need to capture and reuse expertise in efficient and transformative ways to solve client challenges quickly and effectively. It’s about unlocking knowledge trapped "in-between the ears" of your firm’s experts and making it easy to locate the appropriate expertise within your firm.
STATE TAX KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT?
Accounting and law firms can build a better, more sustainable, more profitable state tax consulting practice by improving the quality, consistency and efficiency of the firm’s state tax advice through implementing and executing knowledge management.
Silos exist at every firm, whether large or small. Collaboration has to climb over the barriers of ego and competition. The 'One Firm' motto is often just that, a 'motto.' Everyone is taught to be a 'know it all,' but the problem is - no one can know it all. State tax is one of those fields where every question is a research question. In addition, it always helps to run the question by someone who has experience with the state or has connections within the state involved. Consequently, finding the applicable legal authority and the internal or external expert is prudent = Knowledge Management.