I have a passion for KM as one of the first disciplines that used properly puts people first and is itself a learning environment which should encourage diversity.
That passion means that I will fight attempts to standardise or "certify" the discipline.
Dave Snowden Founder & Chief Scientific Officer - Cognitive Edge
David Gurteen's comments: I utterly agree with Dave on this!
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In the idealistic approach, the leaders of an organization set out an ideal future state that they wish to achieve, identify the gap between the ideal and their perception of the present, and seek to close it.
This is common not only to process-based theory but also to practice that follows the general heading of the "learning organization".
Naturalistic approaches, by contrast, seek to understand a sufficiency of the present in order to act to stimulate evolution of the system.
Once such stimulation is made, monitoring of emergent patterns becomes a critical activity so that desired patterns can be supported and undesired patterns disrupted.
The organization thus evolves to a future that was unknowable in advance, but is more contextually appropriate when discovered.
Dave Snowden, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer - Cognitive Edge
The way we know is not the way we report what we know.
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