Tag Archives: knowledge management

Building Knowledge Sharing Communities

It is difficult for organizations to effectively manage personal knowledge so it can be mobilized, shared, and rewarded to benefit the organization. The difficulties are compounded in large organizations where people with potentially valuable knowledge are unknown to one another … Continue reading

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Emerging Autopoietic Communities – Scalability of Knowledge Transfer in Complex Systems

Knowledge-based communities are important but poorly understood systems for helping enterprises maintain their organizational integrity and address organizational imperatives. Based on an autopoietic theory of organization, we examine the emergence and development of knowledge-based communities at different scales up to … Continue reading

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Knowledge Workers as Fractals in a Complex Adaptive Organization

This paper addresses the link between effective knowledge management in an organization and the organization as a complex adaptive system, which is required to deliver a rapid and high-quality response to social, media-related and technological changes in the environment. In … Continue reading

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Knowledge Management: Complexity, Learning & Sustainable Innovation

Read This book provides an introduction to the study of knowledge management (KM). A brief history of knowledge management concepts is outlined, noting that much of knowledge management existed before the actual term came into popular use. The multidisciplinary roots … Continue reading

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Complexity and knowledge management: understanding the role of knowledge in the management of social networks

Read Simple “causal and effect” thinking doesn’t seem to be able to cut the mustard.  We need to utilize knowledge in new ways … or maybe uncover insights from old ways. It is hard to think of something more worthy … Continue reading

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The myth of knowledge objects: the gap between knowing and acting

Read My last couple of posts have been about how important context is in KM. Without connecting to people, conversing and re-contextualising we are not really doing KM. In my mind knowledge doesn’t come in packets off a shelf; it’s … Continue reading

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Towards a Rhizomatic Method for Knowledge Management

Read The paper highlights the importance of ontological assumptions to the management of knowledge and the development of knowledge management systems. It juxtaposes the ontology of “being” based on the work of Heidegger , and the ontology of “becoming” based … Continue reading

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Integrating Complexity Theory, Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning

Read Chronicles the unfolding convergence of thinking and practice behind knowledge management, organizational learning and complexity theory. Of particular interest are the roles that knowledge management and complexity theory play in this impending consilience of ideas. On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Complexity Theory and Knowledge Management Application

Read Complexity theories offer the distinct advantage over previous research that it is not reliant on retrospection nor is it contingent. If the current performance state and future need can be defined, then a truly complexity based system should automatically … Continue reading

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Want Value From Social? Add Structure

Read Many managers these days face a social dilemma. They want to use social media to get input from many different customers and employees, because they know that an organization’s judgment is improved if its ideation and decision processes incorporate … Continue reading

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