June 2010 Archives

There is more discussion bouncing around the idea of knoweldedge work and visibility. The group has decided this is called "observable work." I've used "explicit" in my title simply to reference the long-running discussion of explicit-implicit-tacit in the knowledge management world.
Michael Idinopulos of Socialtext has a thoughtful reflection on the "Enterprise 2.0 conference, The End of the Culture 2.0 Crusade?". He's definitely in the Process camp, but we need to look at both.
Lisa Scheinkopf's Thinking for a Change: Putting the TOC Thinking Processes to Use came out over ten years ago, but it does a good job of describing and summarizing the Theory of Constraints (TOC) thinking processes.
If our work today is largely invisible, how do I take a can of spray paint in the general area to make that work stand out - or at least the outlines of it?
If you are trying to drive change into an organization, and the group affected gets no value from the change (or worse: negative value), how do you expect things to work?
Following on this morning's webinar with Victor Newman, I attended the local Boston chapter of the SIKM Leaders group where Matt Moore talked about the project that he and Patrick Lambe have been running on Using Expertise.
The APQC KM Community Webinar today was an interesting discussion from Victor Newman about "sticky" organizations and what happens when smart people arrive from the outside.
During the keynotes this morning, there was an interesting mix between thinkers (JP Rangaswami and Andrew McAfee), companies that have done interesting things with E2.0 (CSC's Lem Lasher), and vendors doing demonstrations. And most of the time in the afternoon, I spent in the Expo hall and enjoying socializing in the conference-in-the-hallways.
How does discipline affect personal knowledge management? I came across this interesting question recently through a student in Northwestern's MS-LOC program.
I listended to an iTunes University series (my firist) on by Francis Cholle on Intuitive Intelligence and his imagining of The Intuitive Compase (TM) (pictured).
I've had Brown and Duguid's The Social Life of Information on my reading list for a long time. I finally picked up a copy at the library, and I was happily surprised that it holds up well after ten years.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, you are doomed to repeat them. If you don't learn from your successes, you can hardly improve upon them.
My friend, Noreen Kelly, has an article in Leadership Excellence magazine on the topic of trust, "Why Trust Matters, It's the glue that holds us together." My summary would include honesty, integrity and humilty.
There is a bigger issue with email than simply "inbox zero:" e-mail not a solo sport. People send and receive emails from many others, and it is their behavior that affect individuals just as much as her own actions.

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