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Beyond KM
The road to knowledge is via conversations, connections and relationships. A curated magazine focusing on knowledge networking, sharing and collaboration.
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Communicating Knowledge Management (KM) to Busy Lawyers | LawyerKM

Communicating Knowledge Management (KM) to Busy Lawyers | LawyerKM | Beyond KM | Scoop.it
I am constantly reminded of the importance of communicating effectively.  And I am repeatedly convinced that a simple message delivered in a simple way is most ("Communicating Knowledge Management (KM) to Busy Lawyers" by @LawyerKM

 

Connections  Are the Key…

My favorite (and primary) way to communicate KM to lawyers — and the representation in the KM card, above — is to speak in terms of connections.  It’s about “connecting people with people, connecting people with knowledge and information, and the processes, procedures, and technologies required to make those connections.”  I like this approach because it is broad, yet meaningful.  It allows me to talk about various aspects of KM from culture to technology, without eyes glazing over.

I carry the KM cards with me at work (and elsewhere).  When I need to explain KM to someone, I talk about connections.  After my elevator speech, I hand them a card as a take-away mnemonic.   “Here’s an easy way to remember what we do,” I say,  “the KM department’s email address is on the back.”

The more “complex” definitions of KM are fine when talking to people in KM circles and getting into the depths of knowledge management, but when talking to busy lawyers, spouting some convoluted, jargon-bloated, “nonsense” is the surest way to lose their attention.  Lawyers are no strangers to jargon.  They know it — and will reject it (and you) — the second they hear it.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 30, 2013 6:14 AM

Knowledge Management for lawyers > useful in all fields/organizations!

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The 10 laws of Knowledge

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The importance of  knowledge management in any organization relies in the following laws of knowledge


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Dick Cheuk's curator insight, February 8, 2013 12:57 AM

Some interesting points although I don't think you can call them laws.

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Only open systems are effective for knowledge sharing | Harold Jarche

Only open systems are effective for knowledge sharing | Harold Jarche | Beyond KM | Scoop.it

"Seth Godin makes a very good point about trusting the select few to curate information, whether they be leaders, managers, certified professionals, researchers, or any other group of experts.


We have no idea in advance who the great contributors are going to be. We know that there’s a huge cohort of people struggling outside the boundaries of the curated, selected few, but we don’t know who they are.


When it comes to knowledge, we often do not know in advance what will be useful in the future."

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