Learning can be ethereal and abstract. When it comes to employees, organizations need to remember the variety of knowledge possessed by their workforces and to reskill employees in a way that keeps up with emerging technology and changing culture. Surprisingly enough, taxonomies can help. This interesting topic came to us from ATD Education in their article, “Putting Taxonomies to Work: Skills Tagging for Deep Capability Building and Experiential Learning.”
A taxonomy can embrace the complicated business of identifying variations, challenges, and opportunities. By contrasting hard skills and human skills within a well-built taxonomy, machines can categorize and classify the appropriate response to a situation, based on the skills inherent in an organization’s workforce.
A controlled vocabulary is needed to ensure that machine-assisted or fully automated indexing is comprehensive, regardless of the material to be indexed. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable. Whether you need to upgrade your existing taxonomy or create one from scratch, we work with you on a taxonomy and thesaurus that meet your needs.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Innovations, changing search to found.