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Building the Knowledge Culture

What’s the Opposite of a Knowledge Culture?

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We’re living in interesting times, as far as KM, knowledge services, and the knowledge culture are concerned. In the workplace, we focus on developing and sustaining the organization or the corporation as a knowledge culture. And we give much attention to the role of the information or knowledge services professional as the natural knowledge thought leader for the organization, as the responsible employee who smooths the progress toward the knowledge culture. All good stuff, right? And all based on a number of assumptions, such as “knowledge is good,” “the more we know the better our chances of success,” “the knowing…
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KM/Knowledge Services in the Legal Profession

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For many of us who contribute to this discussion – or others like it – our concepts about KM and knowledge services in the legal profession are pretty much limited to our experiences or connections with law librarianship. Yet we’re speaking much these days (and for me and my nearest-and-dearest) about collaboration and the integration of KM/knowledge services throughout the larger organization, regardless of the particular focus of any single business unit. Where else in law firms – that is, in what other functional units – are we seeing KM/knowledge services integration taking place? Perhaps we’ll find out soon, for…
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Thinking About… The Knowledge Thought Leader

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If knowledge workers aspire to be knowledge thought leaders for the organizations in which they are employed, how do they go about it? Is there a list of qualifications or attributes that define the knowledge thought leader? It’s no struggle to find a few. Simply by defining the terms we can move forward in identifying some of the attributes of a knowledge thought leader. First of all, as someone once wrote (Peter Drucker?), a leader is someone who has followers, so perhaps a quick way to define a knowledge thought leader is to look around. In terms of KM/knowledge services/managing…
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