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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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“Same Institution, Changing Culture, Different Economic Context, Different Set of Players….”

Guy St. Clair

Reviewing a few recent client assignments, I find myself intrigued when we get to speaking about what works and what doesn’t work. I’m also stimulated by comments offered in response to a previous SMR post about Sharing Techniques from the Development Community (which itself was inspired by Ian Thorpe’s Learning as Part of the Brand). As a result, I’m now seeing a perhaps-common thread, an opening for us to look at the connection between what we’re doing with KM/knowledge services and change management in the organizations we work with. Don’t run away. Yes, I know the term “change management” often brings about a…
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KM Education Forum: Educators Seek Consensus at First Annual Summit

Guy St. Clair

On May 5-6, 2011, the Knowledge Management Education Forum (KMEF) brought together some 75 educators in the field of knowledge management (KM) to share their thoughts about how KM is taught and how students learn KM. This First Annual KMEF Summit was held on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, DC. An initiative of the KM faculties of George Washington University and Kent State University, KMEF is described as “an on-going, annual dialog … an endeavor to identify and grow consensus on the knowledge management body of knowledge, competencies, roles, and curriculum.” The KMEF emphasis is not limited…
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