The Business Value of Stories

Portals and KM

Sitting on a Greek island, I am reminded of how historically, stories have played a key role in transferring knowledge; the epic poems and ancient parables are evidence of this ageless capability. Before text was invented, stories were the main form of knowledge recording and sharing, as the conditions for the preservation of ideas were mnemonic (Havelock, 1976). Stories provided the organizing framework for both the recorders and the receivers of knowledge.

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

The intersection of technology, practice, community and the world The tale above is a glimpse into our small group of volunteers organizing an event for KM4dev ( [link] ), a community of practice about “knowledge management for development”. People can find, trace and track others who share the same interest, even if it is very specific, creating a group of knowledgeable peers, and learn with them. Reward knowledge application.

From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The intersection of technology, practice, community and the world The tale above is a glimpse into our small group of volunteers organizing an event for KM4dev ( [link] ), a community of practice about “knowledge management for development”. People can find, trace and track others who share the same interest, even if it is very specific, creating a group of knowledgeable peers, and learn with them. Reward knowledge application.

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