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Building the Knowledge Culture

KD/KS at Work: McKinsey Reports on Government Innovation in Kenya and Georgia

Guy St. Clair

Developing and Sharing Knowledge at the Macro Level   It is often my contention that the work being done in what we’re calling “the knowledge domain” grows more innovative daily, and often on a larger, more societal scale. KD/KS is not limited to what happens in an individual group or corporation. Indeed, one of my best friends often speaks about the “great potential” (as she puts it) for KD/KS to change the world. [Was it not ever thus? How did we get off track?] OK. Perhaps “changing the world” is going a little far, but we’re getting close when we…
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Knowledge Audit Pushback?

Guy St. Clair

  How do we get the idea of the knowledge audit accepted in the company or the organization (or in an individual department, if there’s where the audit is needed)? What if someone is really pushing back and doesn’t really want to be “bothered” with a knowledge audit? It’s a valid concern. And there’s a solution. As with any change in any process, we need to get serious about¬†“selling” the idea. And let’s not get into that old argument about “I’m not here to be a salesman or get involved in company politics – I’ve got my work to do.”…
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KD/KS at Work: Africa’s Arid Lands Information Network

Guy St. Clair

  Knowledge Centers Positioned Across Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda Sometimes those of us working with knowledge strategy are accused of being too “theoretical,” of focusing on KM, knowledge services, and knowledge strategy too much as a discipline, without giving attention to practical applications. Have you heard any of that recently? If you have, grab the nay-sayers and sit them down in front of this short film. It’s pretty special. l can’t think of many times in the last few years when I’ve been so proud of the work knowledge workers do. Take a look at this: The film describes the…
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