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Knowledge is embodied in people gathered in communities and networks

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 10 October 2002



Knowledge is embodied in people gathered in communities and networks
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Posted DateThursday 10 October 2002 21:24 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
CategoriesKnowledge Management; Communities of Practice
PeopleDenham Grey
CountryUnited States

This is one of the most powerful descriptions of what knowledge and knowledge management should really be all about that I have ever come across. Notice 'technology' is not mentioned!
Knowledge is embodied in people gathered in communities and networks.

The road to knowledge is via people, conversations, connections and relationships.

Knowledge surfaces through dialog, all knowledge is socially mediated and access to knowledge is by connecting to people that know or know who to contact.

In the knowledge economy, connections and relationships count more than personal knowhow and access to content.

The environment changes so fast, the optimum knowledge strategy is instant access to people & their ideas and continuous awareness & learning in a supportive community.

People and discourse communities provide the 'filter' mechanism for alerting and awareness.

This helps to keep your focus, provides market intelligence and affords a platform for negotiating meaning and value.

Denham Grey

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