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Building the Knowledge Culture

Knowledge Workers in the New Environment (3)

Guy St. Clair

  In the August 29th SMR post we gave attention to knowledge workers, a first “category” for people working in the knowledge domain. Another category is that of strategic knowledge professionals. These are knowledge development/knowledge sharing (KD/KS) employees often thought of as a company’s “information professionals,” “content professionals,” “IT specialists,” “information managers,” or any of the myriad new titles coming into the knowledge lexicon these days. As KM and knowledge services continue their move toward enterprise-wide acceptance (including acceptance and – to some extent – enthusiasm in the management community at large), we see the valuable role of the strategic knowledge professional extending…
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Recommended: The KM Education Forum

Guy St. Clair

Take a look at the Knowledge Management Education Forum, an on-going, annual dialog hosted by Kent State University and George Washington University. Good work, and participation and collaboration is welcome. This new initiative seeks to identify and grow consensus on the knowledge management body of knowledge, competencies, roles and curriculum. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement for the group: The increased focus on the knowledge economy has heightened interest in knowledge management as a profession, an occupation and its essential competencies. Many believe that it is time to acknowledge that Knowledge Management is a professional area of practice and to…
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Question: How Do Knowledge Workers Help with Information Overload?

Guy St. Clair

The Information Africa Organization (IAO) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Kenya by the NGO council. The main objective of the organization is to build capacity among the youth in Information Communication (ICT) to enhance use of information available in the cyberspace for development. The full description of IAO’s objective is found here. At the site, the current question under discussion has to do with information overload, a subject often given attention in the KM/knowledge services discipline. The IAO discussion forum raises the issue by noting that information overload and professional/scientific language are barriers to information flow, and…
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