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.

theTeam – Knowledge Management Done Right

Elsua

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

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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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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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.

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.

Defining Knowledge Management and Enterprise 2.0 – Sharing Your Story

Elsua

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.

Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

Despite the lack of serious technical difficulties, I did somehow managed to inadvertently make 4 copies of my map, one under the other. And at another stage I managed to lose the map entirely (I think I swiped it off the screen). Thinking of knowledge as a graph.

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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

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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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

Identifying international knowledge partnerships

Net-Map Toolbox

With my colleagues Kerstin Tebbe and Bruno Laporte I just had an interesting design conversation for a session in which they want to help the members of a water basin commission better understand with whom they have knowledge exchange partnerships.

Can Twitter Serve as a Personal Knowledge Management Tool?

Elsua

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

Blog>> Method Knowledge

Green Chameleon

One of the knowledge types we take pains to highlight during a knowledge mapping exercise is method knowledge - the type of knowledge that a team builds up over time and that which makes them effective. It is knowledge that is seldom captured because people are either unaware of how valuable that knowledge is, or they do not see capturing it as a priority. To mitigate the risk, we embarked on a programme of documenting their method knowledge.

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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.

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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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.

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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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 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.

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. 

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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Information Management and Knowledge Management by John Bordeaux

Elsua

In fact, I am sure it is going to make you think twice about things, specially if you have got an Information Management or Knowledge Management backgrounds. Head over and read Back to First Principles for Knowledge Management … I told you, it would make you think!

Traditional Knowledge Management Systems - Adapt or Die

Elsua

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.

The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

Elsua

“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A. Specially, if you are looking for the right experts with the right level of acquired knowledge, experience, skills and know-how.

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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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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.

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.

The Three Eras of Knowledge Management – Towards the Collective Knowledge of Conversations

Elsua

In this case, Knowledge Management. If you are one of those knowledge workers interested in KM, or doing KM, this is one of those blog entries you should not miss out on! Leveraging Experiential Knowledge.

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

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.

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?

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.

Scaffolding for sharing knowledge

Chris Collison

Whilst they are similar in concept to maturity models, the purpose is less to track and measure – and more to create a shared vocabulary to enable more targeted knowledge sharing. I like to think of them as scaffolding for knowledge sharing.

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&#.