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Corporate Memory and Personal Knowledge Management – A Dichotomy? | Communities and Collaboration

Corporate Memory and Personal Knowledge Management – A Dichotomy? | Communities and Collaboration | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

Steve Dale:

"I was recently asked to give a talk to a breakfast meeting of the Managing Partners’ Forum (MPF). The focus of the talk was around the possible dichotomy (or misalignment) of the development needs of the individual and the demands of the organisation they work for. At times these needs align, sometimes they need to be reconciled and at other times they diverge. Nothing radical in that statement, but does the organisation believe there is an asset value in the personal networks that the employee develops, maintains, cultivates and nurtures whilst on the payroll, and if so, does it exploit it at the expense or detriment to the employee?  

These networks are increasingly likely to traverse the boundaries of the organisations’ directly employed staff, and embrace customers, stakeholders, partners and even competitors. This is what the much-hyped term “Social Business” is really all about. - See more at: http://steve-dale.net/2013/11/29/corporate-memory-and-personal-knowledge-management-a-dichotomy/#sthash.APKZPdf1.dpuf
 

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Social networks and social business! Interesting points!

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How Private Social Networks Facilitate 21st Century Knowledge Management | Enterprise Social Network Blog - tibbr

How Private Social Networks Facilitate 21st Century Knowledge Management | Enterprise Social Network Blog - tibbr | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

By Babra Gago:

"The future of knowledge management is about letting employees curate their own information consumption, empowering them to be in charge of their own learning and professional development.

Conversations need to be indexed, but so do updates from processes, customer interactions, and news about related projects. External data needs to be brought in to enhance internal data, and people need to be able to act in real-time–not ask 5 different people for a file or wait until tomorrow because their manager is half-way across the world.

Information today needs to be searchable, and it needs to be accessible anytime, anywhere. Relevance is subjective, but 21st century knowledge management provides different experiences for everyone, adding the right conversations in context. This is the power private social networks can provide.

You can categorize content all you want trying to make it more contextual to different groups of people, but at the end of the day, I know what I need to do my job well. With private social networking, I can follow the people I need to follow, search for subject matter experts that can help, get updates from the business applications I use, and tap into the on-going conversations happening around me, so I can spend less time in meetings, searching for files, or waiting for the answers I need to do my job more effectively."

 

To continue reading, download the related resource When Collaboration Meets Community: How Enterprise Social Networking is Transforming Business

- See more at: http://www.tibbr.com/blog/topics/enterprise-social-network-topics/how-social-networks-facilitate-21st-century-knowledge-management/#sthash.63oYQ23I.dpuf

 

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Private social networking in answer to Enterprise KM!

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3 major trends in knowledge work

3 major trends in knowledge work | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

by Oscar Berg:

"Besides obvious trends such as that the amount of knowledge work is increasing in developing countries, that knowledge work is becoming more critical to the performance of organizations, and that knowledge work is becoming more complex, collaborative and dependent on our ability to be creative as individuals, there are a few other trends that I have seen become stronger lately and that I would like to highlight in this post."

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Interesting! KM not dead at all! 

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Benita Yon's comment, August 22, 2013 4:42 AM
Yessss - totally agree. Knowledge management today is about putting people in the center of knowledge management - not documents/wikis/blogs. Knowledge sharing requires trust, which is built in personal conversations and relationships. www.experience-network.org
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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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Managing Social Communications | Project Management Tips || Project Management, Collaboration and Knowledge Management Blog

Managing Social Communications | Project Management Tips || Project Management, Collaboration and Knowledge Management Blog | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

"We’ve all seen business stakeholders on their smart phones in meetings or sponsors who whip out their iPads in project board meetings. But is this really productive? And do project managers need to be in on it too?

In a new book released in September, The Handbook of People in Project Management, I explore what social communications are and how project managers can tap into social communications to improve the collaboration on their projects. Here’s a brief introduction to social communications in a project environment.

Introducing social communications

Humans are sociable creatures, and we’ve been finding ways to interact with each other for thousands of years. In that respect, social communication is not new. However, the tools in use this century make a big difference to the way in which we can communicate and collaborate with others.

Social communications are exactly that – communicating and collaborating with purpose. In a work environment it’s not about sharing funny pictures of cats or telling the world what you had for lunch. It’s about using web-enabled technology to get things done more effectively, tapping into the way people are running their lives outside of your project team.

Ultimately, for project management professionals, it’s about doing things the way that other people are doing them and being easy to do business with. A project manager who insists on monthly status updates on a complicated slide template is not going to be popular with stakeholders who can get real-time information that displays clearly on their smart phone screens on any other topic except your project."

(This is an edited excerpt, reprinted by permission of the publishers from ‘Managing Social Communications’ in The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management, edited by Dennis Lock and Lindsay Scott (Farnham, Gower, 2013)."

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Understanding Enterprise Social Networking: Tapping into Collaboration and Knowledge Management | The Practical SharePoint Information Architect

Understanding Enterprise Social Networking: Tapping into Collaboration and Knowledge Management | The Practical SharePoint Information Architect | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it
RT @ruveng: Understanding Enterprise Social as an extension of collaboration and KM. (My Blog) http://t.co/OZNWjBcB6d

 

by Ruven Gotz

"Social networking in the enterprise has great potential to enhance knowledge management and collaboration systems. But to understand what the true potential is, we need to clarify what we mean when we say “Enterprise Social Networking.” In my experience, there is a lot of confusion out there, with some IT executives feeling pressured to implement social tools when they don’t see the value."

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Social Networking clarified with regards Knowledge Management!

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