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The evolution of Knowledge Management in organizations
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The Long Tail of Knowledge: Big Data's Impact on Knowledge Management - Michael LoPresti

The Long Tail of Knowledge: Big Data's Impact on Knowledge Management - Michael LoPresti | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it
Making sense of large amounts of disorganized information that is spread across wide swaths of an organization has always been the defining challenge of knowledge management. In recent years, the ability for organizations to capture information about themselves, their customers, and every facet of their business has increased exponentially; the phenomenon, of course, is known as 'big data.' As troves of data grow, so too does the potential to leverage it, and one key to keeping up with that potential is through the implementation of systems and solutions that streamline your organization's ability to analyze it, access it, and act on it. In short, big data is spurring the symbolic 'long tail' of institutional knowledge to grow ever longer, and organizations must be prepared to adjust their knowledge management strategy to compensate.

 

http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/News/News-Feature/The-Long-Tail-of-Knowledge-Big-Datas-Impact-on-Knowledge-Management-96285.htm


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Changing behaviour in an organisation the best way to address Big Data!

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How do we transfer knowledge through everyday meeting talk? - Lesley Crane study asking for participants

How do we transfer knowledge through everyday meeting talk? - Lesley Crane study asking for participants | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

"Lesley Crane is a final year PhD student investigating organizational knowledge work - knowledge transfer and sharing. Her study focuses on how such work is accomplished in everyday meeting talk. This seems to me to be an original approach in that it locates the study of knowledge in talk and text, and it is this discourse which she is analysing to investigate how and with what effect people share and create knowledge. 

She is looking to engage with organizations who would be willing to take part in her study. It is unobtrusive - she doesn't even need to be present! All she needs are good recordings of any type of organizational meeting. The only proviso is that participants need to be English speakers! Confidentiality and anonymity are guaranteed. 

If you would like to help please get in touch with Lesley via email @ l.crane1@unimail.derby.ac.uk. 

If this approach intrigues you as it does me then you will find two of her past papers here 

A New Taxonomy Of Knowledge Management Theory: The Turn To Knowledge As Constituted In Social Action 

What Do Knowledge Managers Manage? Practitioners' Discourse In An Online Forum Compared And Contrasted With The Literature
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KM research focused on talk in meetings. 

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Fatima Alessa's curator insight, March 8, 2014 4:12 PM

Very interesting topic, and clever ideas!

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Social media engages employees and increases productivity, according to Deloitte’s Centre for the Edge - WhaTech

by Jennifer Germano:

"Peter Williams, Deloitte’s Chief Edge Officer, said even though the average Australian spends around 22 hours using social media each week, many organisations are unaware how the smart use of these skills can improve productivity and engagement.

The recently released report, Rethinking social media: Building the social organisation through HR, produced by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and Deloitte’s Centre for the Edge, examines social media usage by HR practitioners.

“Social media is becoming increasingly important as a way of building an organisation’s social capital” (refer definition below), said Mr Williams. “Social tools help organisations connect networks of people, promote idea sharing among their employees and drives innovation. Tapping into the collective wisdom of an employee base can help an organisation ‘know what it knows’ more quickly than relying on more traditional knowledge management systems.”

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Social media to be harnessed in organisations. Even better than traditional knowledge management systems!

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Resilience, the future of Knowledge Management?, by David Griffiths

Resilience, the future of Knowledge Management?, by David Griffiths | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

Resilience and Knowledge Management, 12 signifiers for resilience and how Knowledge Management needs to allign with them (Does resilience offer a future for Knowledge Management?)

 

Knowledge Management will be needed to power sensory and response management processes within resilient organisations.  Knowledge Management needs to focus on informing these organisational boundary control mechanisms and, in doing so, prove its worth through proven results, impact and return ...

Resilience is not just a new buzzword, it is the way forward for strategic and operation planning.  Resilience will determine the future of organisations and Knowledge Management needs to hitch itself to the resilience band wagon, pronto.

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Resilience > good argument for KM!

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Knowledge Management Spotlight: A Conversation About Boundaries

Knowledge Management Spotlight: A Conversation About Boundaries | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

"In part one of our interview with Alice MacGillivray, she talks about boundaries, leadership, and use of edge-effect.

Alice MacGillivray, Ph.D., is a management consultant who works at the intersection of knowledge management, complexity, and leadership. Alice co-designed and directed the first MA in knowledge management and has published and presented at international conferences on KM and leadership topics.

You can read her blog 4KM.net and follow her on Twitter @4KM.

APQC’s 2014 Knowledge Management Conference, focused on the theme of “Improving Business Results Through Engagement & Collaboration,” will be held April 10-11 in Houston, Texas.

APQC: Alice, one of things I really love about your blog is your discussion of boundaries. Once boundaries are drawn, organizations tend to look inward towards governance, process, and structures. You wrote a wonderful abstract about how respected leaders work with boundaries and have success. What made the leaders successful in that situation?

Alice MacGillivray: Thank you; it is always a pleasure to connect with people who are interested in boundaries. I know the abstract you’re referencing. In it, I write: “We measure things, yet the real value may lie in the relationships amongst these things, especially as leaders face multidimensional challenges including climate change, terrorism, and enabling organizational learning.”

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Differentiation between management and leadership when discussing boundaries in Knowledge Management

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Knowledge Sharing by Guru David Gurteen at KHDA, Dubai, 2013

Published on 19 Dec 2013

This is a short video of Knowledge Cafe David Gurteen run for the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai on 29th October 2013 on Knowledge Sharing.

After a short talk by him about the power of conversation and an overview of the Knowledge Cafe process, the trigger question for the Cafe conversation was "What can we each do individually to encourage more knowledge sharing in our organization?"

You can view his slides here:http://www.slideshare.net/dgurteen/kh...

As you can see in the video, this was a very engaged, enthusiastic group.

The KHDA is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. They are a regulatory authority in the Government of Dubai which supports the improvement of schools, universities, training institutes and other human resource sectors.

http://www.khda.gov.ae

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A great example of a Knowledge Cafe by David Gurteen!

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Jose Carlos Favero's curator insight, January 19, 2014 3:54 PM

I recall a recent post on Linkedin regarding the future of knowledge cafes. Given the expansion of global workforce, virtual is the only way to go. The interesting question is: how will this affect traditional knowledge cafe framework?

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Stepping Higher - Reflections on the Knowledge Age: Seven guiding principles for knowledge management in your organization

 Johannes Schunter:

"It seems that regardless of the strategic direction a specific organization might take, and regardless of how KM might relate to their organizational goals, there are a number of principles that ring true to KM practitioners all around. I am listing them here, looking forward to hear whether others can relate"


"1. KM always needs to be people-centered rather than document-centered

2. Knowledge is most effectively assimilated when shared within a specific context,

3. knowledge is most effectively shared when an experience can be attributed to the person who made the experience

4. Knowledge is most effectively shared when there is an audience that is listening

5. The Cynefin framework provides a typology of four different contexts in which different knowledge solutions might apply

6. an activity that is the core value proposition for the organization

7. “What is in it for me?”.

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Great tips for KM!

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Jose Carlos Favero's comment, September 27, 2013 4:20 AM
Great insights, however don't forget that KM goals must be aligned with business objectives, in fact KM must kick off identifying critical knowledge in main business areas. Cant deliver value if you re divorced with the frontline of business