KM Strategy: Does Maturity Matter?

KM Strategy: Does Maturity Matter? Maturity is linear. When something reaches its full potential through development. There is great value in using measures, indicators and criteria to diagnose an organization in their current state through an assessment. I don’t think that a maturity model within itself is the right tool or terminology to use. Would …

Helping Toxic Co-Workers (Aesop Twist on The Scorpion and The Frog)

Toxic Behavior I have a great friend and teammate named Kim who was lamenting about the behavior of some people in the workplace. Kim raises some very good points in that people can be incredibly selfish and self centered.  Of course no one is perfect but sometimes their toxic behavior impacts our own behaviors.  If …

Being a Premier KM Organization (Preparing for a Marathon)

Being a premier KM organization doesn't mean that you are THE premier KM organization.   What this means is that we must consider bench-marking ourselves vs. ourselves. I have a friend who just ran an ultramarathon. If you don’t know what an ultramarathon is, it is basically a very long run with common distances of 50 …

Cluster Transfer Rapid KT Through Maps

Remembering 1 Thing over Many (Communication | Memory | Context) What do we need to know and why? Memory The right information at the right time. Value Clusters in Context. (Maps and Links) Relationships  MEMORY STRATEGIES FOR REMEMBERING (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/200911/how-remember-things) Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult …

Ignoring Email and Other Communication

Message in a Bottle You are stranded on a desert island the year is 1978, you are alone and through the wreckage you find something to write with; a piece of paper and a bottle.   You write a message "Help.. Stranded last known coordinates were 9.6228° N, 99.6750° E."   You place the message in …

Social Constructivist Learning @ Work

Learning Concepts -- Basic Premise of Social Constructivist. The concepts that we have studied around learning for children can be applied to adults as well.  There isn't some date or time that cognitive psychology just short circuits and expires.   As a KM practitioner and consultant I am finding that simple is more effective than …

Practical Knowledge Management in a Strategic World

In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable."-Dwight D. Eisenhower Planning for Knowledge Management Why do organizations need a structured KM initiative or program? Most organizations at a very high level seek to do three general activities: Reduce Risk Identify and Execute on Opportunity for Cost Savings …

The Desired Path #KM

Knowledge Management activities are often pathways created as a consequence of doing business and normally represent the shortest route to an individual performer or group getting their jobs done.  A desire path (also known as a desire line, social trail, goat track or bootleg trail) can be a path created as a consequence of foot or bicycle traffic. The path usually represents …

What you have isn’t what you got!

Hey Boss... Yeah... YOU ***tink tink tink*** ... I am talking to you!  You are the leader of this band and you don't know any of your roadies!  The Best Things You Never Knew You Had A good friend of mine keeps telling me that he wants to work for me when I am President …