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How to make Knowledge Management Sexy Again

How to make Knowledge Management Sexy Again | Agile Learning |

Two articles surfaced recently that reinforce that point to how to make KM sexy again:

BBC – Did Minsky find the secret behind the financial crashes?

Time – Google’s flu project shows the failings of big data

If you want to make KM sexy again it means a shift in thinking!

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The second article reference would probably cause Nassim Nicholas Taleb to say, of big data, "Of course!"  One of his quotes, "The fooled-by-data effect is accelerating. There is a nasty phenomenon called “Big Data” in which researchers have brought cherry-picking to an industrial level."

That said, I'm just back from the Knowledge Management Institute Showcase (next post) where "sensemaking" and combining narrative and social science methods was exactly what we were doing.  

My version of it, using "Open Space Technology" as a process technique to FRAME for enrichment, exchange, commitment will be in the next post.   ~  D

Marie Jeffery's curator insight, April 9, 2014 2:09 PM

Deb's presentation at the KM Solutions Showcase was stellar!

Rescooped by Deb Nystrom, REVELN from Maximizing Business Value!

Learning is the Work ~ The Future of Jobs

Learning is the Work ~ The Future of Jobs | Agile Learning |

"...automation is replacing most routine work...[leaving] customized work, which requires initiative, creativity and passion."

Valued work, and the environments in which it takes place, is becoming more complex. Professionals today are doing work that cannot be easily standardized.


...the optimal way to do work is to constantly probe the environment and test emergent practices...[which] are dependent on the cooperation of all workers [and]... the free flow of knowledge.



"In complexity, we can determine the relationship between cause and effect only in retrospect. ...[This] puts into question most of our management frameworks that require detailed analysis before we take action. It also shows that identifying and copying best practices is pretty well useless.

"In complex work environments, the optimal way to do work is to constantly probe the environment and test emergent practices. This requires an engaged and empowered workforce. Emergent practices are dependent on the cooperation of all workers (and management) as well as the free flow of knowledge.


"Work in complex situations requires a greater percentage of implicit knowledge,...Research shows that sharing complex knowledge requires strong interpersonal relationships. But discovering innovative ideas usually comes through loose social ties. Organizations need both, and communities of practice can help to connect tight work teams with loose social networks.


...this new world of work needs individuals who are adept at sense-making. One framework for this is personal knowledge management."

The most effective learning in the new world of work will be when engaged individuals, working out loud, share their knowledge. Training and education will remain inputs, but minor ones. 

See the other ScoopIt featuring and earlier post from the same author:      Pushing and Pulling Tacit Knowledge

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Harold Jarche make the point of loose -tight structure and customization, dependent on open, sharing environments.  Curation, such as these newsletters on ScoopIt, is a type of personal knowledge management.

Other posts shared in this stream offer the types of open networks and giving, learning, helping environments that can create the needed loose - tight structures for learning.    ~  D

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:52 AM

Sobre el futuro del trabajo y la Gestión del Conocimiento: El aprendizaje es el trabajo de Harold Jarche: Muy recomendable su lectura