My current research investigates workforce innovation in our growing global knowledge economy. Specifically looking at the role of self-learning, personal learning networks, problem-based learning, and mass customization in knowledge acquisition and transfer within the broad context of performance innovation and information literacy. 

Here’s the book I’m working on:

Wisdom at Work.      Under contract with Rutledge Taylor & Francis Group.

We have created a definition of wisdom: 

For more information: Allen, J., Bracey, P., Aguilar, M., Zimmerman, T. (2020). Supporting Workforce Wisdom in a Global Economy. In Claretha Hughes (Eds.), Strategies for Attracting, Maintaining and Balancing a Mature Workforce, Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Doi 10.4018/978-1-7998-2277-6.ch007
This involves a critical understanding of the following:

encompasses creative, replicable and effective strategies, techniques, tools, or systems used to efficiently enhance the knowledge acquisition process of learners.
Performance encompasses creative, replicable and effective strategies geared towards reaching desired goals through human behavioral change and measurement of this change. 
Information encompasses creative, replicable and effective strategies geared toward the generation, use dissemination, and communication of knowledge by individuals, systems, and organizations.
Organizational Culture encompasses creative, replicable and effective strategies techniques, tools, or systems used to enhance shared values and behaviors in a global workforce setting.

Here are two broad questions that I’m currently pondering and exploring:

  • How do we foster wisdom in individuals?  What are the factors necessary to move a person or group of people from knowledgeable to wise [started 2017)?

  • Knowledge-Economy: How do we develop individuals in an international knowledge economy?  What will this mean for employee and organizational success?