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A Northern Virginia Real Estate Company, RE/MAX Select Properties, has recently partnered with George Mason University to work with graduate students that are pursuing a maser's degree in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management in the School of Public Policy.
ASHBURN, VA (Catholic Online) - A team from the university is working with the real estate company for projects in two courses: Strategic Knowledge Management and Collaborative Technology for Sharing Knowledge.
Areas explored include knowledge transfer, business practices, and creating knowledge to be shared in a real estate organization. While learning about those areas, students will also examine collaborative technologies and how they can be used to support knowledge management at RE/MAX.
Students, with various backgrounds, are expected to use about two hundred and fifty hours to work on the projects. After the project is finished, two presentations will be given at the university in April. Students, school staff, and the management team from RE/MAX Select Properties will be at the presentation.
"This is an incredible opportunity for both RE/MAX Select Properties and George Mason University. We really look forward to being able to support the learning of these students," said Broker/Owner Jim Stakem. "These students have a lot business and work experience, and we expect to incorporate many of their recommendations into our business processes."
"There is no substitute for the knowledge and experience our graduate-professional students acquire when they do projects inside organizations. Even though their work benefits everyone involved, people on the inside have to be willing to help them. So, we are particularly grateful when an organization like RE/MAX Select Properties opens its doors to a group of students," said Associate Professor of Public Policy, Mark Addleson.
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