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Preventing Legacy Loss in the Radiologic Sciences Kevin J. Powers Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M) and Deborah J. Smith, M.A.H.R., R.T.(R)

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1 Preventing Legacy Loss in the Radiologic Sciences Kevin J. Powers Ed.D., R.T.(R)(M) and Deborah J. Smith, M.A.H.R., R.T.(R)

2 Learning Objectives Identify the pathway individuals take to develop an identity and gain acceptance as a radiologic technologist. Describe the principle of organizational socialization. Distinguish explicit form tacit knowledge in the work setting. Identify potential types of legacy loss resulting from work force turnover. Identify strategies to prevent legacy loss in the radiologic sciences.

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4 Audience Survey What are the top two reasons you decided to become a radiologic technologist? How long have you been in the field? Are you the oldest or youngest technologist in your department?

5 Entry Into the Profession Entry-level education: Infusion of traits and characteristics. Connection to a greater collective. Acceptance. Identity.

6 Transitioning to WorkOrganizational Socialization The process by which an individual acquires the social knowledge and skills necessary to assume an organizational role. Rules of Thumb Customs and Rituals “Horse Sense” Appropriate and Smart Behavior

7 The Role of Explicit and Tacit Knowledge in the Workplace Journal of Knowledge Management, Volume 5 Number Explicit Knowledge = Know What

8 Explicit Knowledge Technical or academic data or information that is described in formal language, like manuals, mathematical expressions, copyright and patents.

9 The Role of Explicit and Tacit Knowledge in the Workplace Journal of Knowledge Management, Volume 5 Number Tacit Knowledge = Know How

10 The Role of Explicit and Tacit Knowledge in the Workplace 90% of the knowledge in any organization is embedded and synthesized in people’s heads. (Hansen et al., 1999) Journal of Knowledge Management, Volume 5, Number 4, % of the work people do is knowledge based. (Wah, 1999)

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12 By 2025 Generation Y will represent 75% of the work force!! The Disconnect Between Aging Management and the Younger Workforce, B. Solis August 21, 2013

13 Legacy – History – Identity Potential for legacy loss. Pending turnover within the profession. Real-life examples.

14 Legacy What is your legacy? You are the author and editor. Aim to be better today than you were yesterday and better tomorrow than you are today.

15 History What is your culture? Are you going to build? Are you going to change?

16 Identify Accountability. Ownership. Leadership.

17 What Can We Do Now? See one, do one, teach one.

18 The Role of Explicit and Tacit Knowledge in the Workplace Elizabeth A. Smith People have always passed their accumulated knowledge and commercial wisdom on to future generations by telling stories about their thoughts, work and experiences. Journal of Knowledge Management, Volume 5, Number 4, 2001

19 Role of Story Telling

20 Pay-it-Forward Person-to-person. Local group settings. Professional meetings. Professional organizations. Be a Storyteller

21 Learning Objectives Identify the pathway individuals take to develop an identity and gain acceptance as a radiologic technologist. Describe the principle of organizational socialization. Distinguish explicit form tacit knowledge in the work setting. Identify potential types of legacy loss resulting from workforce turnover. Identify strategies to prevent legacy loss in the radiologic sciences.

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