Knowledge Management & Climate Change Adaptation

Michelle Laurie

A few months ago, the KM4Dev Journal put a call out for contributions linking Knowledge Management and Climate Change Adaptation. I wrote a short story: Lessons on bridging knowledge management with climate change adaptation: a story from southeastern British Columbia, Canada. knowledge management climate change Visual Thinking Given these are two of my most passionate areas of work, I could not resist.

Blog>> Knowledge Manager Lifespans Getting Longer?

Green Chameleon

In 2008 I ran a global survey on knowledge manager professional development and experience. It found that only 29% of knowledge managers had been in their role for more than 4 years, and only 25% were confident of moving on to another KM role. Nick Milton recently surveyed his KM contacts on LinkedIn and found that knowledge managers average lifespan seems to last about 6 years – which shows progress!

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theTeam – Knowledge Management Done Right


Have you seen “ Using Knowledge Management “? and Social Business are pretty close to some of the basic key principles behind traditional Knowledge Management, drafted back in the day, like I have blogged about, just recently, under the heading “ KM, Enterprise 2.0

Three Questions About Knowledge Management

Portals and KM

 The topic was knowledge management and I liked their questions. The results were posted on May 15 on the blog – see 3 Questions With Bill Ives About Knowledge Management. I was recently interviewed for the Simplicity 2.0

Blog>> Benefits and Pitfalls of Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

Nick Milton and I have written a couple of blog posts on the Kogan Page website to introduce our new book The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook , due out in 3 weeks. Nick has written a post outlining four reasons why knowledge management can benefit organisations, and I have written a post describing some of the pitfalls you might encounter in implementing knowledge management and how to avoid them.

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Blog>> High Stakes Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

I had the honour in October of facilitating a keynote dialogue with Nancy Dixon, Gary Klein and Nate Allen, on “KM to Save Lives” at the KM World 2012 Conference. Here’s the video capture of that fascinating conversation

Blog>> Trends in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

For example, document taxonomies and knowledge sharing procedures were defined; identified experts shared their knowledge in defined communities. Today, we can identify six strong trends that lead into new concepts of knowledge sharing and collaboration: Exploring. builds on management to pass some control on to the network; they empower the knowledge workers to work and act autonomous. Visualisations allow a more efficient knowledge transfer.

Blog>> Orchestrating the Intranet for Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

Patrick’s taxonomy development infographic has sparked off a little friendly competition in the office. The infographic you see above is my attempt at explaining the different pieces of an intranet puzzle that KM practitioners may have to deal with, and how they all fit together.

Top 50 Knowledge Management Blogs

Portals and KM

Here is a useful list of knowledge management blogs to start the year. It includes three categories: general knowledge management, Web 2.0 and content management, and collaboration. Many of the blogs on the list are included as content sources for the Darwin Edition on Enterprise Social Media since that target content also covers knowledge management.

Defining Knowledge Management and Enterprise 2.0 – Sharing Your Story


Funny enough, that has been like that for quite a while, having gotten started around 2001, when I was first getting exposed to Knowledge Management (KM or Knowledge Sharing, whatever you would prefer) as time and time again I kept bumping into multiple knowledge managers wanting to define it.

Personal Knowledge Management by Harold Jarche (BlueIQ Ambassadors)


If you have been following this blog for a little while now, you would know how Personal Knowledge Management , a.k.a. And here is why … Managing knowledge is quite a daunting task; in fact, most people claim (I am one of them, too!)

Houses, Trust and Knowledge Management

Michelle Laurie

The two key words I think about in learning about buying a house are Trust and Knowledge Management. If one doesn’t know much about homes, building or renovations, one needs to trust the people who hold this knowledge. Knowledge Management is very important in several ways.

Can Twitter Serve as a Personal Knowledge Management Tool?


So when Bill Ives just recently questioned whether you could make use of Twitter as a Personal Knowledge Management tool I couldn’t help but wonder myself whether I am using it as well as my PKM tool of choice, along with my own personal business blog and a couple of other tools.

Blog>> Knowledge Management in Intranets

Green Chameleon

Knowledge sharing happens partially with technology, and also successfully without software. In my experience, these knowledge sharing tools are often add-ons to the classic intranet platform. Recently, many people argue (see also New Edge in Knowledge , chapter 1 ‘Primary Directives’) that knowledge sharing activities should happen in our daily work, in order to overcome usage barriers. Then, knowledge sharing tools that are an add-on might not be the right approach.

Green Chameleon » Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines We welcome Tim Wieringa as a guest blogger to Green Chameleon. Since 1999, my work has been related to Knowledge Management (KM). Already then, KM was a term that was not well recognised; at the time, we did not label our KM-related consulting services with Knowledge Management.

Knowledge Management’s Fried Egg moments…

Chris Collison

If you haven’t read it, and you work in the field of knowledge management, organizational learning, improvement or in any medium-large consultancy, then please do. Behaviours Knowledge Management Knowledge transfer Learning Lessons Learned Organizational learning Storytelling

I don’t do knowledge management

Michelle Laurie

Upon great reflection, I am pleased to tell the world, I am not a knowledge management consultant. It needs a little work however I am quite sure this is not knowledge management. Mostly I manage complex community based projects.

Blog>> Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines

Green Chameleon

Since 1999, my work has been related to Knowledge Management (KM). Already then, KM was a term that was not well recognised; at the time, we did not label our KM-related consulting services with Knowledge Management. Today I am holding an official position in Knowledge Management, still many people do not grasp the term and have a clear understanding of it. In my comprehension, the field of Knowledge Management has a few clearly distinguished topics.

What did Confucius know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

Confucius is the next in my series of famous leaders on knowledge management, although he spoke much more about learning and wisdom than knowledge itself. So getting back to Confucius – what did he say which we would relate to knowledge management?

Knowledge management at Mitre

Endless Knots

Our friend Rick Swanborg of ICEX has a piece in CIO about " Mitre's Knowledge Management Journey ," detailing what Mitre 's done in regard to knowledge management. Since knowledge management. (KM) The company fosters a knowledge-sharing culture to bring its extensive expertise to bear on customer needs. " Tags: 90% people, 10% technology Knowledge management Collaboration

Knowledge Management the Crood way!

Chris Collison

It has a lot to say about knowledge, learning, innovation, improvement and change management – not to mention the reaction of teen-aged girls! Design Funnies Improvement Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Storytelling Croods DreamWorks

Process Aligned Knowledge Management and Other Trends

Portals and KM

Here is an article in KM World, The knowledge movement: trends and opportunities, that begins with tag line, “The true success of KM is when it disappears, meaning that KM processes are embedded in workflow.”  Has it been that long since I first did what we “learned” was knowledge management? I have never seen a successful knowledge management effort that was not process aligned. 

Is this Knowledge Management’s most effective tool?

Chris Collison

One of knowledge management’s most powerful tools. Let me share with you a couple of quotes from middle managers in a smart, knowledgeable organization which regularly spends over £1Bn annually on construction programmes.

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Public Health Knowledge Management – One size does not fit all (paper by Sarah Harlan et al.)

Net-Map Toolbox

In a recently published paper about knowledge management in family planning in Ethiopa, Sarah Harlan (of Johns Hopkins ) et al. dig deep into the knowledge networks that connect the national and local government agencies with women and men on the ground.

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The ultimate Knowledge Management recipe?

Chris Collison

A beautiful area, but sadly too remote to be a practical base for a much-traveled management consultant! So perhaps the ultimate knowledge-sharing dish is roast lamb glazed in honey? I grew up in Devon, (south west England), surrounded by fields and sheep.

Knowledge Management Twitterers

Portals and KM

I discovered Stan Garfield’s list of knowledge management Twitterers recently. Stan also has an excellent list of knowledge management bloggers. Stan links to several other lists of knowledge management Twitters including David Gurteen’s KM Twitter list and Patrick DiDomenico's KM Twitter List. Stan also Another KM Twitter groups to join: Twitter Groups Knowledge Management (KM) Practitioners and Flocks/KM.

Traditional Knowledge Management Systems - Adapt or Die


If you have been following this blog for a while, you would know how my professional background comes from various different areas associated for quite some time now with Knowledge Management, in particular, traditional Knowledge Management: Collaboration, Community Building, Learning, etc.

Knowledge Management in 2011: New APQC Book

Portals and KM

The subtitle of The New Edge in Knowledge is How Knowledge Management is Changing the Way We do Business. Knowledge management is becoming one of the longest running shows in business and Carla O’Dell and Cindy Hubert of APQC have been there from the beginning. He notes that these principles were not suitable for working with an intangible such as knowledge. He modifies the principle as follows: “Knowledge is better understood as a flow.

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What did Da Vinci know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

The knowledge of all things is possible.”. The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good.”. All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”. Experience is the mother of all Knowledge.

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Blog>> Fads, Knowledge Management and Identity Angst

Green Chameleon

Venkatesh Rao over at Forbes has a perceptive article on the recent trend of the enthusiasm for “big data” resulting in everybody laying claim to the title “Data Scientist” But his comments have strong resonances with all sorts of hype-responses – KM suffered from this in the early years and every claim for a replacement therapy/technology for KM ever since has done so too. Here’s the relevant section of Venkatesh’s post – sound familiar?

Iceberg metaphor for information and knowledge management

Joitske Hulsebosch

Anecdote has published a white paper called: Our take on 'how to talk about Knowledge Management'. They use the same metaphor of the iceberg to explain the difference between data, information and knowledge and it works very well too. Tags: knowledge management

The Knowledge Management Impact Challenge

Net-Map Toolbox

How can you measure the impact of knowledge management? Many of us are trying to find ways to effectively measure and demonstrate the results of our investments in knowledge and learning. The Knowledge Management Impact Challenge aims to accelerate this discovery process by gathering and exchanging stories of what works and what doesn’t. “It’s not easy-o&# as my Ghanaian friends would say.

Blog>> Knowledge Management, Bacteria Style

Green Chameleon

Perhaps bacteria can teach us more about knowledge management than we would expect Some weeks back I wrote over at the Cognitive Edge guest blog that “single-celled organisms … are very much independent players&#.

Blog>> Knowledge Management Videos from eClerx Services

Green Chameleon

eClerx Services in India has been building up a very nice library of short video interviews with gurus like Dave Snowden, Chris Collison, David Gurteen, and most recently with Verna Allee. Each mini-interview addresses a specific question and gets a short snappy response Check them out here

Blog>> Knowledge Management Competencies

Green Chameleon

Apart from our KM Method Cards in June, and the KM Approaches Methods and Tool Guidebook last week, in my other identity as President of iKMS , I also helped produce the first competency-based self-development guide for knowledge managers (that we know of). It’s a 56 page booklet, based on narrative research into the operating challenges that knowledge managers face working in the Singapore context. It’s been very busy on the publishing front recently!

Blog>> The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook - now available for pre-ordering

Green Chameleon

“ The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook: A Step by Step Guide to Embedding Effective Knowledge Management in Your Organization ” will be published by Kogan Page in April 2016.

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Blog>> The Confluence of Human Resource and Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

I am interested in the intersections of both business disciplines, and how one might support the other in better managing their organisation’s human capital. They look for candidates who maintain strong external professional networks that can be tapped into for knowledge and information.

DocuTicker Offers Tips on Knowledge Management

Portals and KM

My friend Michelle Manafy sent me one of their recent reports on knowledge management. It concludes that “The central insight of Knowledge Management is that much information is dormant or unshared, whether it be held in one person’s mind, a library, or a “silo” such as a department of a company or government that does not communicate with its peers.” Opening up this knowledge so it can be used and shared is one of the goals of knowledge management.

Knowledge Management, Stories, Roald Dahl and Matilda!

Chris Collison

For the uninitiated, it’s a musical production of Roald Dahl’s book of the same name – about a little girl who develops her own knowledge, imagination, stories and her own special powers in some pretty extreme family and school circumstances.

Knowledge management and snow

Joitske Hulsebosch

for snowboarding :)) But we live in a 'knowledge' society, I'm an 'officer knowledge sharing' and yet we have only one word for knowledge. Denham Grey distinguishes 3 types of knowledge in one of his blogpost s of september and sees them as a continuum: 1.

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Green Chameleon » When Can You Trust a Knowledge Manager?

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about When Can You Trust a Knowledge Manager? If its a tough job being a knowledge manager, it’s an even tougher job to trust them with your organisation’s culture and infrastructure.

Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management? No problem.

Chris Collison

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) pre-dates Knowledge Management. So if you’re a knowledge professional who hasn’t considered or explored Appreciative Inquiry, let me commend it to you as a valuable mindset to integrate into your KM toolkit.

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Interview with Chris Collison about the role of technology in knowledge management

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is an interview with Chris Collison about the role of social media in knowledge management. He states that he used to see technology as an enabler or driver for knowledge management. Nevertheless, the term knowledge management 2.0