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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Knowledge Jolt with Jack: KM Chicago: Clare Hart

As I've said before, top-down KM is pretty limiting. All types of incentives have been offered, but the knowledge creators still lose control of their stuff. Vinson reports from this meeting that:
"There was an interesting discussion around change management and a shift from 'if we build it, they will come' mentality to a 'if they use it, it will build itself' mentality. With a focus on individual knowledge worker performance and capabilities, this kind of idea could find a lot of traction"
Of course, he goes on to say that responsibility should be at the workgroup level. I disagree. I believe that knowledge workers need to take responsiblity for their own knowledge and that km should be devolved down to the individual where possible.


  • The idea during the discussion was to move responsibility from top level down through the ranks to small groups of people. I completely agree that individuals need to take responsibility for their own knowledge. This discussion was being led by the CEO of Factiva, so the perspective was that of the corporate world.

    By Blogger jackvinson, at 11:34 AM  

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