July 2012 Archives
On the one hand, we want people to be involved and participating in the operation and improvement of their business. On the other hand, we also want to make sure those improvements make a real difference to the bottom line and to the people.
All but the most basic tools require experimenting and learning how they work in your environment. Very few things work as advertised immediately. Good reminder for anyone involved in knowledge work.
Some curious research results from Ethan Bernstein showing that in some environments, having some privacy from management can actually be a source of improvements. I suggest that maybe management is the problem.
One "purpose of management" is to help people get their work done. And in today's environment, that is all about working together. And working together requires that we know one another. Here are some of my thoughts inspired by an article proposing tips to create a collaborative culture.
What kind of status message seeder questions might be helpful for knowledge management? Nick Milton gets me thinking of some ideas.
Can tacit be made explicit? Yes, but not completely. I'll miss the KM Australia Congress debate on this topic, but here are some incomplete thoughts.
A new group has emerged that is thinking about setting itself up to provide standards and accreditation of Knowledge Management.
I downloaded the Apple Podcasts app in hopes that it would break me from needing to sync my phone with iTunes to pick up the latest podcasts, but after just a few minutes I am frustrated. And the frustration continues after several days.