Wanted: Knowledge Assets – Dead or Alive?

Chris Collison

There have been a few threads on LinkedIn KM groups on the topic of “knowledge assets” recently. For many people, they are interchangeable with the term “information assets”, but sound sexier. I think the best knowledge assets combine these perspectives.

A game to realise community assets

Social Reporter

Since running a workshop game on Saving Slapham community spaces at the Community Matters conference, Drew Mackie and I have been working with staff there on a more sophisticated version about business planning and community assets.

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Monday Video: Don’t sit on your community ASSets

Nancy White

David Wilcox captures the amazing and vibrant Jim Diers on asset based community development. Monday videos community assetsSolid, back to basics, folks. Worth a seven minute watch. Write them down. Talk about them. LIVE THEM!

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Using digital technology and asset mapping to tackle social isolation – without special funding

Social Reporter

However, the Slipham partnership has decided to turn the rejection into an opportunity, and develop an “austerity innovation” programme that focuses on local assets and global knowledge rather than external funding.

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An amazing day with Chain Reaction: no moans, many assets, a community march. That’s big society – or Our Society

Social Reporter

We started with the assets, not the problems, after some excellent warm-up facilitation from Chris Grant to help us get to know each other. I spent yesterday on the 30th floor of a Canary Wharf tower, with 100 people at Chain Reaction 2011 , a hugely creative discussion about the future of East London that we could see below. Our bodies were in the sky, but our heads and hearts were on the ground.

Just thinking…

Chris Collison

It’s best played as a team sport rather than an individual perspective – but it makes a huge difference when it comes to creating an asset which educates and informs the reader/learner. Are we planting vast fields of information assets? Or are we harvesting fruitful knowledge assets ?

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Seeing the whole elephant…

Chris Collison

AAR Behaviours Communties of Practice KM Knowledge Asset Knowledge Management Knowledge Sharing Leadership Learning to Fly Networks Organizational learning Peer Assist Project Management It shouldn’t surprise me after all this time, but it does.

Looking back – KM highlights from 2014

Chris Collison

It’s a brilliant example of a knowledge asset which you can walk through and interact with. About Knowledgeable Facilitation Innovation KM Knowledge Asset Knowledge Management Leadership Learning Lessons Learned ONA People I work with

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Scaffolding for sharing knowledge

Chris Collison

it also gives them a framework against which they can store share artefacts and examples (see the AIDS Competence knowledge asset example). Benchmarking Change Management Communties of Practice Knowledge Asset Knowledge Sharing

The 12 knowledge-enabled days of Christmas!

Chris Collison

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Twelve knowledge assets. AAR Facilitation Knowledge Asset Knowledge Management Lessons Learned Memes Metaphor Organizational learning Peer Assist Social media Storytelling

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The Most Overlooked Asset in Organization Change

Partnering Resources

Luckily, organizations have a hidden asset that leaders can use to accelerate change. This new article , just published on Communication World , explains this hidden asset and just how leaders can use it to accelerate and improve organization change.

What lessons can KM learn from Minecraft?

Chris Collison

Knowledge Asset Knowledge Management Knowledge retention Knowledge transfer Learning Lessons Learned Metaphor Organizational learning Peer Assist Storytelling Minecraft is a phenomenon.

How #bigsociety can liberate three types of assets, by @rsamatthew

Social Reporter

Big Society is relevant at a time of austerity because it can, potentially, help us think about releasing assets of three types: in the individual, the community, and the organisation. (I’m The Big Society is about releasing this asset by making it easier, more enjoyable and more powerful for people to engage. At the level of the community, we know that even deprived neighbourhoods have many human assets.

How #bigsociety can liberate three types of assets, by @rsamatthew

Social Reporter

Big Society is relevant at a time of austerity because it can, potentially, help us think about releasing assets of three types: in the individual, the community, and the organisation. (I’m The Big Society is about releasing this asset by making it easier, more enjoyable and more powerful for people to engage. At the level of the community, we know that even deprived neighbourhoods have many human assets.

Fossils, Time Capsules, Museums and other Knowledge Retention techniques

Chris Collison

I’m putting a brief together for them which will help them to involve the workforce in prioritising topics, conduct some media-rich interviews and create a set of knowledge assets with the needs of future projects in mind.

A new initiative supporting communities to develop digital assets

Social Reporter

There’s often a big gap between those working in innovative ways in communities to develop our physical assets of land and buildings, and those with the tech skills to use public data and online systems to develop local digital assets. In the first instance Our Digital Community is inviting expressions of interest from people who would like to join a peer network about developing digital assets and enterprises to deliver social impact.

Your (and the President’s) most valuable asset

Net-Map Toolbox

Take good care of them, because they might be among your most valuable assets. The doctor is in. copyright A.

Equilibrium MediaRich Digital Asset Management for SharePoint and Other Platforms

Portals and KM

It provides batch uploading of assets, including the ability to upload complete folders while preserving their directory structure from both Windows and Macintosh. Sean showed me how MediaRich Visualizer permits advanced searching on all media asset metadata throughout the enterprise.

WebDAM and Box Collaborate to Streamline Digital Asset Management and File Sharing

Portals and KM

WebDAM Solutions , the cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) provider, recently announced a technology collaboration with Box, the content-sharing platform , to provide streamlined digital asset management features to Box users. I have written about Box before (see Box.net Updates Interface and Becomes More Social ). I spoke with Ron Selvey, Marketing Manager at WebDaAM to get background on this move. 

Oracle Buys Intellectual Property Assets of Tacit Software

Collaborative Thinking

I would imagine that ultimately - the assets will find their way into products other than Beehive - namely WebCenter (given its focus on Enterprise 2.0). Today Oracle announced that it has acquired the intellectual property assets of Tacit Software. Oracle Buys Intellectual Property Assets of Tacit Software Interesting - while Tacit was never a broad-based success on the market, it was considered unique in its underlying discovery, correlation and brokering engine.

Food for Thought from TED – JP Rangaswami

Chris Collison

Knowledge Asset Knowledge Management Metaphor StorytellingThank you to @susanfrost for sending this my way. Some great food for thought – literally – from JP Rangaswami, using Food as a metaphor for our relationship with information. It’s an interesting and stimulating comparison, and you have to chuckle when he extends the metaphor to Fox News to McDonalds at the end!

Share2010 Session: Rodney Durrant from John Holland Group on "How You Can Transform SharePoint into a Strategic Asset"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Rodney Durrant from John Holland Group talked about "How You Can Transform SharePoint into a Strategic Asset: What Every Top Manager Needs to Know About Extracting Maximum Business Value from SharePoint." Rodney is based in Brisbane, and is the Commercial Manager at John Holland, which is a change management and enablement role. Key points: Rodney doesn't like PowerPoint, so will be telling a range of stories.

Treating People as People, Not as Tasks

Portals and KM

Now the percentage of tangible assets in the corporations in the S&P 500 has shifted from 66% in 1982 to 16% in 1999 and likely continues to fall (see  Juergen Daum, Intangible Assets and Value Creation ). In its place is the rise of intangible assets as the creators of wealth. Yet, as Louise points out many organizations are still managing people as though the wealth was created by tangible assets, machines, and people are just servants of these machines. 

Active Lurkers – The Hidden Asset in Online Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

emergencemarketing.com google yahoo bing Active lurkers – the hidden asset in online communities February 18th, 2010 francois Posted in Hyper Social Enterprise , Interesting Links , Strategy , communities , social media , social networking | 33 Comments » If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. TheCR @fgossieaux: New blog post: Active lurkers – the hidden asset in online communities [link] / Another fine read!

Develop Your Networked Business Pilot in Less Than an Hour: Worksheet

Online Community Strategy

A simple way to get started is to think about 1) what assets you have to offer and 2) how digital networks enable distribution, usage of and collaboration with those assets. Explore and list all assets available to you.

What stops us from putting knowledge into action?

Chris Collison

Behaviours Change Management KM Knowledge Asset Knowledge Management Knowledge Sharing Lessons Learned Metaphor Organizational learningOur BMW is nearly 8 years old now.

How to Serve Government A Shitstorm Online #SocialMedia #Auspol #LGBT

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Collate your social assets (tweets, photos whatever). Create a website (probably on WordPress, free, and non-Australian hosted ^^) and collect social media assets to put on there (photos, videos, infographics and so on that support your case).

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Boston E20 Notes: Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption

Portals and KM

She showed some research that shows the change in relative asset base of S&P companies shifted from tangible assets to intangible assets. In 1982 38% of assets were intangible. In 1999 84% of assets were intangible and I am sure it is higher now.

"I Use SharePoint" - a New User Adoption Resource Site from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my book, User Adoption Strategies , I show a four stage approach to gaining adoption of new approaches and new ways of working. Stage 1 is "Winning Attention," with the intent being to show why a target group should be interested.

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Open innovation reporters and a Social App Store are needed to complement local news hubs

Social Reporter

On reflection that’s rather presumptuous – so my best idea is a pretty obvious one … look at the assets and skills we have already, and open the process up to those are already bubbling with suggestions, and create some innovative solutions from there. The uncertainty around KnowHow NonProfit suggests to me the first part of a solution for the possible knowledge gap: first look at the assets you have.

The New Capitalism – People and the Need for New of Value Metrics

Portals and KM

Ironically it is partially covered under the concept of intangible assets as through people were intangibles. The rise of intangible assets as a percentage of enterprise value is partially, but not completely a part of the rise of the recognition of the value of people. As my Merced Group Partner, Catherine Shinners , shared with me, Juergen Daum provided evidence in this direction in his book, Intangible Assets and Value Creation.

2013 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners

Portals and KM

The Return on Assets (ROA) for the 2013 Global MAKE Winners was 9.8% – 4.6 Here is more tech for this first week of the year. Teleos,  Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 2013 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners.

Preview of the Brands & Collaborative Economy Research Project

Online Community Strategy

Asset allocation is optimized such that resources are jointly consumed and assets rarely stand idle.” Aren’t willing (yet) to make the investments in platforms, partnerships, open collaboration and the making corporate assets available.

Collaborative Thinking: Panning For Yahoo! Gold

Collaborative Thinking

start selling off some assets if the right offer came along. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Innovation Has Its Own Personality | Main | Wikis, Sensemaking & Advocacy » February 14, 2008 Panning For Yahoo! Gold Would Yahoo! Given its focus on Microsofts offer - and survival in general - would the company welcome such deals?

Measuring the Full Impact of Digital Capital

Portals and KM

Viewing IT investments in the new digital world as assets rather than additional areas of spending requires a new set of management and financial lenses. I hope you are having a nice summer. This is McKinsey week on Portals and KM as I look back at what is happening in new technology.

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To Develop a Community, Think Network First

Online Community Strategy

Thinking “Network” means you are considering the full set of relationships among stakeholders, assets, and increasingly, artificial intelligence actors that could potentially be developed. Networked Asset Worksheet. .

Blog>> Practitioner Guidelines for Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

If creating knowledge asset maps, make sure the business activity and knowledge asset descriptions are documented clearly and as completely as possible. These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT. a)Framing: Examine the organisation’s structure, and the distinct functions of each department.

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The Rise of the Social CEO within Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

This is part of the general trend away from simply trying to strip out costs to adding value and the rise of intangible assets such as knowledge and the people who know how to collect, interpret, and act on it as I wrote about last Friday. So here we are at Enterprise 2.0 in Boston. I will be reporting on it on this blog over the next few days. I recently found an interesting related study.

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Lessons Learned or Lessons Earned?

Chris Collison

Facilitation Knowledge Asset Knowledge Management Learning Lessons Learned Metaphor Peer Assist Project Management UncategorizedEarlier this year I presented at Henley Business School’s annual KM Forum event, on the subject of “Lessons Earned” They kindly recorded the event, and I have finally got around to editing and posting a ten minute excerpt on YouTube.

Forrester on Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011

Portals and KM

They note that examples of persuasive ECM include web content management, digital asset management, and document output for customer communications management. Forrester has release their report, The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011 , by Alan Weintraub with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi. It has the subtitle, EMC, IBM, OpenText, and Oracle Lead, with Microsoft Close Behind. The are doing this thorough enhanced ECM features in SharePoint.

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