Blog>> Orchestrating the Intranet for Knowledge Management
MAY 14, 2012
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.
What did Einstein know about Knowledge Management?
OCTOBER 16, 2013
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.
Blog>> The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook - now available for pre-ordering
JANUARY 4, 2016
“ 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.
Blog>> Trends in Knowledge Management
NOVEMBER 6, 2010
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.
Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management? No problem.
MAY 26, 2014
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.
When Context Transcends Change Management
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
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?
theTeam – Knowledge Management Done Right
MAY 13, 2011
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
Knowledge Management, Stories, Roald Dahl and Matilda!
APRIL 15, 2013
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.
What did Confucius know about Knowledge Management?
NOVEMBER 3, 2013
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’s Fried Egg moments…
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
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
Green Chameleon » Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines
FEBRUARY 9, 2010
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
FEBRUARY 9, 2010
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.
Blog>> The Confluence of Human Resource and Knowledge Management
JANUARY 30, 2012
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.
Blog>> Knowledge Management is Older than you Think
MARCH 28, 2011
I have puzzled for some time over the seemingly intractable nature of knowledge management, the confusions it is perpetually susceptible to, and its apparent inability to progress. This month I have a lead article in the Journal of Knowledge Management entitled “The Unacknowledged Parentage of Knowledge Management , exploring the pre-history of KM, going back to the 1960s (you didn’t know it was that old, did you?).
The ultimate Knowledge Management recipe?
OCTOBER 3, 2012
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.
Bring Back the Corporate Knowledge Managers - as Collaboration Connectors
Michael Sampson - Currents
MARCH 25, 2012
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.
Knowledge Management in 2011: New APQC Book
Portals and KM
JUNE 8, 2011
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.
Yes, I still do Knowledge Management
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
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.
Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders
MAY 7, 2012
In the past we have talked a couple of times about the undeniable impact that social networking (for business) is having in traditional management and thought leadership by helping reshape and redefine some of their various long time existing conceptions. Management is service, not control.
Knowledge Management and the Divided Brain
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
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.
My Favorite Knowledge Management Story and its Lessons Learned for Today
Portals and KM
APRIL 17, 2012
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.
DocuTicker Offers Tips on Knowledge Management
Portals and KM
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
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.
Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers
MAY 2, 2012
Key concepts like social capital skills, open knowledge sharing, collaboration, engagement, commitment, passion, trust, etc. To train the entire organization on social media, internal social software, social business, social processes and workflows and community management.
Blog>> Fads, Knowledge Management and Identity Angst
APRIL 2, 2012
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?
Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning
AUGUST 2, 2012
Well, it’s been, all along, about culture, corporate culture , about organizational change , about change management (i.e. And, of course, the one on Radical Management : .
Knowledge Management the Crood way!
APRIL 3, 2013
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
Blog>> High Stakes Knowledge Management
JANUARY 28, 2013
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
What did Da Vinci know about Knowledge Management?
OCTOBER 22, 2013
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.
The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!
JANUARY 18, 2017
I can tell you they are an amazing team of rather talented, gifted, very helpful and knowledgeable folks doing some pretty mind-blowing things while helping organisations transform the way they work as they join the 21st century.
Radical Management – A Different Kind of CEO
JULY 5, 2011
You would have to watch the video clip itself to find out more about another example, in my opinion, of what radical management is all about and why it’s this new kind of leadership the one we need to get us out of the financial crisis we have been living through the last few years.
Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
highlighting how there may well be other more effective and engaging ways of connecting, learning, collaborating and sharing our knowledge with others, but that we may not have discovered just yet.
Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?
MARCH 2, 2011
Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Learning, Social Computing within the Enterprise, Productivity, Work Life Integration, etc. Well, how about some Community Management Fundamentals ? Community managers anyone? Community Management Fundamentals.
The Illusion of Control
OCTOBER 12, 2016
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?
Vanity Killed the Social Media Star
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
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
Process Aligned Knowledge Management and Other Trends
Portals and KM
MAY 22, 2012
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.
Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership . Who would have thought something so relatively simple and mundane as food would be the glue for your team(s) to work together more effectively?
Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey
OCTOBER 31, 2016
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
The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands
MARCH 11, 2014
A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. Yet, in a business environment, knowledge workers typically keep hoarding and protecting their own knowledge as an opportunity to not relinquish their own power (i.e.,
The Untold Costs of Social Networking
AUGUST 17, 2016
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 Leadership
Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation
OCTOBER 17, 2016
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?