Keep It Simple for Practical KM

Pick 3 Stan Garfield has many great posts on Knowledge Management, this is one of my favorites (LinkedIn Pulse).   He talks about creating a list of top 3 objectives to address KM challenges at your organization.  I have used this approach successfully as a consultant and also as a KM organizational lead. Which 3? …

Working Out Loud: Speaking to Leadership (Part 2 of 5)

Speaking with Leadership and Working Out Loud Part 2 "Speak Up" Show up whenever possible (Part 1) Ask to speak with senior leaders; chances are they will see you.  Advocate for yourself and others. (Part 3) Speak to the heart and mind. (Part 4) Have faith and courage. (Part 5) “Senior leadership isn’t interested in …

Tired of Explaining Why KM is Important

Finding Nothing The best search engine in the world can't discover, query and present what it can't touch. To learn something you have to see it, read it, hear it, experience it, share it and understand it.   You acquire skills or knowledge by being taught in some manner. It isn't an idea or something …

More on Whatever Happened to KM

This week I read an article in WSJ Whatever happened to KM by Thomas Davenport where he discusses some anecdotal and data driven evidence of a decreasing interest in knowledge management.   I found the article interesting but it felt a lot like Anne Thomas Manes 2009 declaration on the death of SOA .   The points …

Before Knowledge Management and Working Out Loud

The Practice of Civility If you ask 100 Knowledge Management experts how to effectively implement and practice KM, you really do get close to 100 different answers.  I believe this is because there isn't one right answer.   I believe that we should consider that before we go into looking at maturity models and k-strategies …

Collecting Knowledge isn’t Easy

Being Human Qualia (from the Latin, meaning "what sort" or "what kind"; Latin and English singular "quale", pronounced KWAHL-ay) are most simply defined as qualities or feelings, like redness, as considered independently of their effects on behavior. In more philosophical terms, qualia are properties of sensory experiences by virtue of which there is something it …

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 …

Knowledge Management Strategy (Steps)

KM Strategy with low complexity: I didn't write the following straw man. http://knowledgemanagementdepot.com/category/km-strategy-template/ http://www.knowledge-management-tools.net/knowledge-management-strategy.html Thinking about crafting your Knowledge Management Strategic Plan?  1 – Executive Summary The executive summary is often considered the most important section of a KM Strategic Plan. This section briefly tells your reader where your company is, where you want to …

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 …

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