Dr. Dixon is a researcher and consultant working with clients to understand the impact of change initiatives they have employed. She conducts qualitative studies of knowledge issues using in-depth interviews and ethnographic tools. She is the author of eight books as well as over 50 articles that focus on how organizations learn. Books include, CompanyCommand: Unleashing the Power of the Army Profession (with Burgess, Allen, Kilner and Schweitzer), Common Knowledge: How Companies Thrive by Sharing What They Know, HBSP and Perspectives on Dialogue, Center for Creative Leadership.
Dr. Dixon’s consulting company conducts in-depth assessments of knowledge sharing efforts within organizations, e.g. how people are collaborating, sharing knowledge, and making use of lessons learned. She brings extensive research skills to her work from her years as a Professor of Administrative Sciences at The George Washington University in Washington DC.
Recent studies include, Intellipedia, an intelligence Wiki, and A-Space, a Facebook implementation, both studies conducted for the Defense Intelligence Agency. These social media initiatives span the 16 intelligence communities and have had a positive impact on their ability to collaborate with each other.
Recent government clients include The Defense Intelligence Agency, US Army, The Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality, and The Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Corporate clients include, Bose, Raytheon, ConocoPhillips, Towers Perrin, Deloitte, British Petroleum, Haliburton and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Dixon is a former tenured Professor of Administrative Sciences at The George Washington University, and served on The University of Texas Human Resource Development Graduate Faculty. Dr. Dixon serves as an Editorial Reviewer for the Human Resource Development Quarterly and as a Member of the Editorial Board for Management Learning and for Action Learning: Research & Practice. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Workplace Learning. She serves on the Advisory Panel for Battle Command Knowledge Systems. Her book Common Knowledge was recently selected as one of the best 100 business books.