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The evolution of Knowledge Management in organizations
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Why do people share? ~ by @OscarBerg in The Content Economy

Last fall, at an Intranet conference in Oslo, Norway, one of the speakers raised a very important question during his session: “Why do people share?”. I have been asking myself the same thing many times and written about it a few times, such as in this blog post from 2010: “Understanding the psychology of sharing – what makes it tick?”. So, I waited eagerly during the presentation to hear what he had to say about it, hoping for some new insights and perhaps an interesting discussion among the audience after the session. 

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What makes people want to share, which is the cornerstone of KM in organisations! 

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3 key steps to form an effective knowledge sharing flow

3 key steps to form an effective knowledge sharing flow | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

Josh:

When it comes to tacit knowledge, it is all about “people”, not content. Knowledge Management professionals’ role is not about how to “manage” knowledge anymore, but to facilitate people to share knowledge. The interesting change is that knowledge is not “distributed” anymore, but “communicated”.

In this case, I would say that knowledge sharing is about getting the right knowledge FROM the right person at the right time.

So, how do people “communicate” to share tacit knowledge? Before we talk about the steps for knowledge sharing, we need to understand that the three key elements for knowledge sharing are people, context and content.

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The Knowledge sharing process - to facilitate, and not to enforce!

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