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Entries Tagged as 'Knowledge Integration'

The Federal Government Needs Better Knowledge Management

June 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Yesterday, I offered a high-level case for Federal Knowledge Management. But I did oversimplify things a bit, to keep my post short. The complication I didn’t want to introduce earlier is the idea that Knowledge Management already exists in every locale within the Federal Government, whether we think it does or not, and whether we [...]

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Tags: Complexity · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

The Federal Government Needs Knowledge Management

June 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Federal Government really needs Knowledge Management. It needs Knowledge Management in many, if not most of its agencies. It needs Knowledge Management in its inter-agency teams. It needs Knowledge Management in the Congress. It needs Knowledge Management in the Judiciary. It needs Knowledge Management in the Federal Reserve System. And it needs Knowledge Management [...]

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Tags: Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management · Politics

Torture and Knowledge Management

May 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

It’s interesting to look at torture as practiced by the Bush Administration from the perspective of Knowledge Management. In this case, from the perspective of the three-tier model. Let’s begin with the process of an interrogator trying to retrieve “knowledge” from another person. That’s a particular kind of knowledge integration called searching and retrieving (how [...]

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Tags: Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Management · Politics

Knowledge Management and Conflict: Part Three, The Top-tier

May 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

In my last two KM blogs, I’ve analyzed the relationships between KM and conflict, in the context of seeing problems, making knowledge, and integrating knowledge. This post will extend the analysis to the top-tier of the Three-tier model, Knowledge Management activity itself. I distinguish three major top-tier categories of KM activities. These are activities: I) [...]

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Knowledge Management and Conflict: Part Two, Integrating Knowledge

May 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

In my last KM blog, I analyzed the relationships between KM and conflict, in the context of seeing problems and making knowledge. This post will extend the analysis to integrating knowledge. I classify knowledge integration activities into four categories: knowledge and information broadcasting (KIB), searching and retrieving (S and R), teaching, and sharing. All of [...]

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Tags: Complexity · KM Techniques · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

Some Quick Thoughts on Reasons for KM Failure

April 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Recently, John Ragsdale offered his view on the top five reasons for KM failure, in a blog post currently being discussed at AOK’s Future Center. My reaction to Ragsdale’s blog is that it seems to assume that a KM intervention is primarily about technology. So he gives us reasons like: “Expecting the KM technology to [...]

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Tags: Complexity · KM Methodology · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

It’s Just an Assertion, Not an Explanation

April 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

In a number of earlier posts I’ve discussed the alternative to the Geithner Plan of temporary nationalization followed by restructuring and re-privatization of the Banks. I’ve also pointed to the lack of transparency of the Administration in refusing to explain its decision to follow the Geithner Plan in the context of a fair evaluation against [...]

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Tags: Knowledge Integration · Politics

Not Exactly Seven Principles: Part Two

April 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

In this post I’ll complete my analysis of Dave Snowden’s seven principles of Knowledge Management. – “Tolerated failure imprints learning better than success. When my young son burnt his finger on a match he learnt more about the dangers of fire than any amount of parental instruction cold provide. All human cultures have developed forms [...]

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Not Exactly Seven Principles: Part One

April 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

Some time ago, Dave Snowden offered his Seven Principles of Knowledge Management. I’ve commented on some of them before in the context of a review of a presentation by John Tropea. However, John’s presentation pre-dates Dave’s blog post presenting all seven principles. I’ve not had time to review Dave’s post since it appeared, but I [...]

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Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

April 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Every once in awhile the issue of the relationship between Organizational Learning (OL) and KM comes up as an issue. It happened a couple of weeks ago in the actkm group. Here’s my take on the issue. First, a lot of what one thinks about the relationship depends on how one views OL and KM. [...]

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Tags: Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management