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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 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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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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