Innovation and Knowledge Management in Society
This year's conference explores how knowledge management (KM) can reach beyond organisational boundaries to help solve the ‘wicked' problems facing society today. According to the United Nations, “eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development”. However, KM mainly focuses on solving ‘tame' organisational problems, rather than addressing “wicked” social problems. Arguably, KM was not designed to solve wicked problems. However, a rethinking of KM is needed to ensure that we do not continue to improve organisational performance that enriches companies at the expense of society.
Video: Interview with David Gurteen at the ING Business Academy
This is a short video interview with David Gurteen by Mireille Jansma of the ING Business Academy in Amsterdam in November 2011 where she asks him what he thinks of their "Challenging Minds" programme having just experienced one of the sessions
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