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    1. 1. Five Frames 1 On a personal level, knowledge can be what we want it to be. For an organisation, it is what we need for decisions and actions. 2 Knowledge is found in people, processes and information, where information includes images and all forms of multi-media 3 To understand the development of knowledge, the knowledge spiral is a very effective starting point 4 Management means thinking of knowledge as a resource. Some resources may justify the description as Intellectual Capital. 5 The effective implementation of knowledge management is directly related to Change Management
    2. 2. 1 What is knowledge? “ But mere knowledge is not power; it is only possibility. Action is power; and its highest manifestation is when it is directed by knowledge.” Francis Bacon “ Knowledge is power.”
    3. 3. DATA : Facts INFORMATION: Data organised for a purpose That which reduces uncertainty KNOWLEDGE : That which enlightens decisions and action .. in an organisational context 1 What is knowledge ?
    4. 4. The value of knowledge is derived from the value of the decisions with which it is associated. The measurement of KM success is therefore related to improved decision making and the achievement of objectives. Some measures may be objective, others may be more subjective such as attitude surveys among stakeholders 1 Knowledge in Management?
    5. 5. Knowledge Management is making better decisions by understanding the knowledge ingredients for decision making . 1
    6. 6. People - the tacit knowledge. Processes - for example, our Procedures and Project Management Standards are an incredible distillation of knowledge. We call this embedded knowledge. Information - information enlightens decisions. It is a key area of knowledge 2 Where is knowledge?
    7. 7. Knowledge Management is the composite management of people, processes and information . 2
    8. 8. Socialisation Externalisation Internalisation Combination Tacit Explicit Tacit Explicit From To The SECI model 3 The development of knowledge?
    9. 9. Individual Tacit Explicit Team Organisation Externalisation Internalisation Socialisation Combination 3 The development of knowledge?
    10. 10. Tacit Explicit Organisation Team Individual The Knowledge Spiral 3 The development of knowledge?
    11. 11. 3 The development of knowledge? Learning Organisation Mentoring Knowledge Elicitation Entry, Exit & Expert Interviews (3Es) Virtual Teams Communities of Practice Best Practice Lessons Learned Yellow Pages Knowledge Mapping Corporate Memories
    12. 12. Knowledge Management is the process of developing knowledge and accumulating it in the organisational capital wherever possible . 3
    13. 13. The application of resources allocated to meet the needs and objectives of the organisation. Inputs Resources Outputs Deliverables Knowledge is a key resource 4 Management ?
    14. 14. We have to think of knowledge as a resource How do you manage a resource? 1. Identification 2. Ownership 3. Cost and Value 4. Development 5. Exploitation (Now known as the Willard Model) 4 Knowledge as a resource
    15. 15. Knowledge Management is helping all managers to establish knowledge resource management as part of their toolkit . 4
    16. 16. Understanding the culture is a key issue for the successful implementation of knowledge management. The existing culture can amplify or inhibit knowledge management projects. Knowledge management initiatives can support a change in organisational culture . 5 Culture - and Culture change
    17. 17. Knowledge Management is creating a culture of learning, innovating, sharing and achieving - and most effectively implemented as part of Change Management. 5
    18. 18. Meeting the skills challenge Adopting KM leads to: 1. Better appreciation and expression of the skills required and available. 2. Improved ways of supporting people through the provision of appropriate processes and information. 3. Greater encouragement for learning and sharing of knowledge to build skill sets. 4. Higher levels of understanding that tacit knowledge and the implicit skills are key management resources. 5. Creating the environment that will motivate existing personnel and appeal to potential recruits.
    19. 19. Five Frames 1 On a personal level, knowledge can be what we want it to be. For an organisation, it is what we need for decisions and actions. 2 Knowledge is found in people, processes and information, where information includes images and all forms of multi-media 3 To understand the development of knowledge, the knowledge spiral is a very effective starting point 4 Management means thinking of knowledge as a resource. Some resources may justify the description as Intellectual Capital. 5 The effective implementation of knowledge management is directly related to Change Management … and the next Aslib KM Seminar is 15th September

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