What did Einstein know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

Here are my top ten favourite “Einstein on KM” quotes, which I have roughly curated into a journey from information to knowledge, through to learning and simplicity, experimentation, failure, curiosity and imagination… Information is not knowledge.

Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management? No problem.

Chris Collison

the connections between my world of KM and organizational learning, and the philosophical mindset which underpins Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) pre-dates Knowledge Management. It’s only in the last few years that I’ve come to appreciate(!)

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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. This open doors to informal and contextual learning; a more costs effective training. The success of social networking confirms the trend to more people-centric knowledge sharing.

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.

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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Knowledge Management’s Fried Egg moments…

Chris Collison

You have to ask yourself, surely lessons learned from the Vdara Hotel should have been applied by the same firm as they designed the Walkie Talkie? Is it easier to learn from the failures and flaws of others, of from our own internal failures?

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Elsua

Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning – for use in training, for performance support, social collaboration, etc. Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning – for self-organised learning. Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

Now imagine you swap the wordings ’ teaching ’ for ‘learning’ and ‘our schools’ for ‘ our workplaces ’. That’s why Workplace Learning is broken and why heutagogy may need to come to the rescue to save us all…. our networks) we would want to learn with / from.

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The Future of Work Is Learning

Elsua

It’s probably just a matter for us, knowledge workers, to define how we would want to make it work for ourselves; basically, have knowledge workers create and define their ideal job role(s) and get down to business.

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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.

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Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Elsua

Finally, after a good few days of tinkering Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From were born. . Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From. As a result, and rather unexpectedly, I came up with a third one for another very specific activity altogether: learning.

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Green Chameleon » Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com 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.

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.

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.

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Redefine the Workplace of the Future with Social Learning

Elsua

it’s been a long while since last time that I participated on a Blog Carnival, specially around the topic of Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Learning. We just can’t formalise what we don’t even know, i.e. how people learn while on the job.

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Bring Back the Corporate Knowledge Managers - as Collaboration Connectors

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the other side is the payoff to the individual — new ideas gained, shortcuts learned. One of the early research findings about online/shared calendaring from the early-to-mid 1990s was this same idea of "it costs the individual but benefits the organization (specifically the manager)." Writing for the Harvard Business Review blog network, Tammy Erickson talks about the role of organizational hubs to encourage and enhance collaboration.

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My Favorite Knowledge Management Story and its Lessons Learned for Today

Portals and KM

Knowledge management has been around for over twenty years now. This is also one of the clearest cases I have seen of an organization moving to a knowledge-based business model and then aligning its knowledge management system to directly support this new model. In the 1990s, Ryder’s management began to notice important changes in the company’s markets. A key part of this strategy would be to move to a more knowledge-based business model.

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Knowledge Management and the Divided Brain

Chris Collison

It got me thinking again about parallels between how the brain manages knowledge and how organisations manage knowledge. I think a holistic approach to knowledge management which mirrors the brain will pay attention to breadth, depth, living connections and reflection. I believe that an effective knowledge management strategy will creatively combine each of these components in a way which is balanced to the current and future needs of the business.

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Yes, I still do Knowledge Management

Patti Anklam

Not long ago I noticed a query in the SIKM Leaders Yahoo Group about knowledge audits and knowledge mapping. The query began with the phrase “I am new to KM and have the daunting opportunity of developing a KM program in an organization full of knowledge hoarders and folks resistant to change. As long as there are people out there charged with trying to get control of knowledge stocks and flows in an organization, there will be a need for KM.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

2017 will, definitely, be a year of change and milestones, I’m pretty certain, but it’ll also be a year of excitement, of new dazzling opportunities for learning and growth, of discovering wonderfully inspiring initiatives to experience, experiment with and learn from.

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Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

This usually happens when second, third or fourth waves of knowledge workers don’t follow the initial rage from the so-called early adopters group. And along the way, something else very important to me as well, learn. Learning is the work ’ , after all.

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Life In A Perpetual Learning State

Elsua

Specially, if you are heavily involved with the Learning and Education field, which, as most of you know already, is another one of my other passions, specially the concept of Social Learning in a work environment. is no longer the learning from our children and youngsters today.

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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.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Elsua

So I thought that for this particular follow-up I will go ahead and share a number of different new items I have learned about over the course of time, with a short blurb describing them as well, of course, and see where we will end up.

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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

The Illusion of Control

Elsua

Whether that may well be rather accurate, or not, you can tell me in the comments below what you think about it, if you wish, I have got this little theory going on in my mind that we, knowledge (Web 2.0) Where will your organisation knowledge go after it dies in their own Inboxes?

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Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Elsua

Or, better said, it all comes down to, finally, come to terms with the fact that our very own self-importance has managed to destroy Social Media and just leave it at Media , as we become … it. General Interest Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

Elsua

Over 4 years ago, Bob McMilan once asked me, while he was interviewing me for his Wired piece on ‘ IBM gives birth to amazing e-mail-less man ’ (as part of the #NoeMail experiment ), where did my inclination to connect, learn, collaborate and work together closely with other people come from?

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The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Elsua

We have got it in our DNA an irresistible yearning to wanting to connect with other people, get to know them well by learn with / from them, to then collaborate more effectively by sharing your knowledge with them more openly. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadershi

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Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Elsua

From there onwards, we get to define, jointly with the knowledge (Web) workers themselves, what are the potential constraints, guidelines, policies, etc. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership #socbiz-adoption adaptation-framework

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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Elsua

Now, let’s go back in time, about 17 years ago, when The Cluetrain Manifesto was first published , and let’s have a look into this particular quote from David Weinberger himself about the one main role of knowledge workers, according to him. . Can you have too many conversations at work?

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Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Elsua

It’s something that should be very much encouraged as our mere means of survival for us all knowledge Web workers. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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What’s Your Purpose?

Elsua

Whether we like it or not, we just can’t change organisations, nor can we change people, for that matter; we can only provide the (right) conditions for knowledge workers to be self-empowered to come forward and change themselves leaving it all up to them.

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Elsua

and Social Business thought leaders and blogger extraordinaire, Oscar Berg , put together a rather inspiring article that I thought would be worth while reflecting on, specially, since it is at the heart of not just social software, but also collaboration and knowledge management in general.

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When Context Transcends Change Management

Elsua

What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if all of that literature around change management could be smashed with just a couple of tweets?

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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. 

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Elsua

Well, mainly because if there is anything that I have learned over the course of time, and, specially, in the last couple of years, is that the world doesn’t use email. Someone who lives these digital tools, walking the talk, learning by doing.

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Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Elsua

The thing is that I have always been a bit concerned about the specific role we seem to have placed upon AI to come to our rescue and solve all of our societal / business problems, even to the point of replacing our very own decision making processes, therefore becoming the new managers.

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What lessons can KM learn from Minecraft?

Chris Collison

” Hold that thought, whilst we swap the world of Minecraft for the world of knowledge management. I’m just finishing an assignment working with one of the largest construction programmes in the UK, advising and helping them with their approach to knowledge and learning.

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Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Elsua

Like, for instance, a recent Plus entry that my good friend, Dan Pontefract , Director of Learning and Collaboration at TELUS , shared across where he included a link to a recent video clip, where he was interviewed to talk about their experiences with social software tools within the enterprise.

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