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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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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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Knowledge Workers in the New Environment (4): The Knowledge Strategist

Guy St. Clair

  The third type of knowledge professional I’ve identified is the organizational or corporate knowledge strategist, the employee whose work is that generally thought of as the management of knowledge services. With knowledge services usually defined –  as noted in earlier posts on this subject – as the convergence of information management, KM, and strategic learning, or, perhaps better put, as developing and implementing strategies for managing information, knowledge, and corporate or organizational learning, these activities provide focus for the knowledge strategist for matching the corporate knowledge strategy with the organization’s business strategy or mission. The knowledge strategists are the people who design and plan…
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