Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Learning through watching at the Olympics

London Olympic 2012 No, not you, watching through your TV - this is the "learning through watching" program organised by the International Olympic Committee as part of their Knowledge Management program.

Read more about it here, which says

"The Observer Programme forms an integral element of the Olympic Games Knowledge Management (OGKM) platform of learning. It represents a key component of the knowledge-transfer process, providing a unique opportunity to live, learn and experience real Olympic Games operations. ..... For future Games organisers, it is a valuable opportunity to learn and experience the event live. During the Observer Programme, each future Organising Committee can not only witness how things are done, but also study specific areas, so that they can learn and improve upon those subjects within their own organisational and cultural context.
Some of the issues they will be observing are (source)

  • Ceremonies
  • Brand Identity and Look of the Games
  • Command, Control and 
  • Communications
  • Olympic Village Operations
  • Sport
  • Workforce Services
  • Uniform
  • Accreditation
  • Sustainability
  • Brand Protection
  • Transport
  • Protocol
  • Ticketing
  • Venue Management
  • Medical Services
  • Marketing
  • Press Operations 
  • Broadcasting
  • Technology
  • Arrivals and Departures
  • Licensing
  • Athlete Experience
  • Spectator Experience
  • Logistics
  • Signage
  • Communications

This is a very important part of any Knowledge Management program - something we refer to as a  Knowledge Visit

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