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Is Knowledge Management Losing Sight of the Bigger Picture?

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 23 January 2012



Is Knowledge Management Losing Sight of the Bigger Picture?
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 139
Posted DateMonday 23 January 2012 06:49 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
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CategoriesKnowledge Management
PeopleWaltraut Ritter 

In this recent article by Waltraut Ritter she says:

Knowledge management practices are often narrowly focusing on internal operations and not addressing larger questions about the nature and sustainability of the knowledge driving the organization. There seems to be a separation of KM from the overall business strategy, a general neglect of addressing the larger questions about an organization's knowledge and how such knowledge may create societal value beyond a company's financial gains.

And concludes the article by saying:

How can we, as knowledge management professionals, engage in a deeper conversation and exchange about value creation through knowledge, allow more critical questions about existing practices which only touch the surface of real knowledge challenges, in organizations and society?

To my mind, Waltraut is spot on here. This is what KM should be about. And of course, its one of the aims of my Knowledge Cafes "to engage in that deeper conversation".

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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