ConocoPhillips MAKEs the grade

Company recognized for continual achievement in knowledge management

In September, ConocoPhillips continued a nine-year tradition of being recognized with the Americas Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) award and a seven-year streak for Global MAKE award recognition.


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FROM LEFT: Suzan Pickels, supervisor, Knowledge Sharing; Christy Clark, director, Digital Workplace;
Brian Sanders, business analyst, Knowledge Sharing; Matt Meade, technical analyst, Knowledge Sharing

Once of the most prestigious knowledge management awards, the MAKE award, governed by Teleos, recognizes organizations that are leaders in creating intellectual capital and value through the transformation of knowledge.

Translation: ConocoPhillips is really good at sharing knowledge across the company.

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“Teamwork is a pillar of our SPIRIT Values, and great teams work well together and actively share what they know with other teams,” said Richard Lunam, president, Exploration, Business Development & Other International. “For ConocoPhillips to be recognized for excellence in collaboration is confirmation that we have a workforce that prioritizes and values knowledge sharing.”

The 2017 winners were chosen by a panel of Fortune 500 senior executives as well as leading experts in knowledge management. In the Americas, ConocoPhillips took third place among 46 companies (one of two oil and gas companies recognized this year), while globally ranking fifth of 41 companies. Other winners included Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, NASA and EcoPetrol.

“Continuing to be recognized as a top knowledge sharing organization in the face of the market downturn makes this year’s award particularly meaningful,” said Suzan Pickels, Knowledge Sharing lead. “It shows the resilience and commitment of our employees to sharing key information across our organizational and geographic boundaries.”