Geoff Parcell

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Geoff Parcell
Geoff gets a buzz from applying tools and techniques to make a difference to business outcomes. He has a wealth of experience gained during a diverse career in BP which has taken him from Vietnam to Brazil, and from Algeria to London. His experience extends from geophysics to staff development, mergers, the development of IT strategy, innovative workplace design and organisational development. Geoff develops teams and organisations by coaching and counselling both individuals and teams to face change and together work out a better series of outcomes.

A core member of BP's knowledge management team during the late 90's, he now looks at organisational capability, and finds ways to embed the company’s knowledge in core business processes. He is a recognised coach and facilitator, challenging the statements and actions of team members, both co-located and virtual.

In 2001 he co-authored a book with Chris Collison, called “Learning to Fly”, about the lessons learned from applying Knowledge management inside BP. A second edition is to be published in October 2004 including stories of how other organisations have applied the techniques.

He has just returned to BP following an 18 month secondment to the UN where he helped develop approaches for sharing responses to the HIV pandemic on a global scale.

He has a deep understanding of human dynamics in networks, and has been responsible for the "Peer Assist" process across the company - a keymechanism for mobilising and harnessing the knowledge in peoples’ heads.

Geoff passionately believes that learning things together and sharing the outcome is a powerful way to work.

Blog Post
  No More Consultants
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 16 November 2009

  Learning to Fly (2001) (Jan 2001) by Chris Collison, Geoff Parcell
Practical Lessons from one of the World's Leading Knowledge Companies

  Learning to Fly (2004) (Oct 2004) by Chris Collison, Geoff Parcell
Practical knowledge management from leading and learning organisations

  No More Consultants (Sep 2009) by Chris Collison, Geoff Parcell
We know more than we think

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  The BP Story

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Yahoo Group: Community of interest for readers of the KM handbook "Learning to Fly"

  Chris Collison Knowledge Consultant

  Geoff Parcell Knowledge Management Consultant

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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