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Keynote talk from KMUK2010 conference in London, June 2010.

Keynote talk from KMUK2010 conference in London, June 2010.

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  • 1. KMUK 2010 Lee Bryant, Headshift, June 2010
  • 2. Introductions [welcome]
  • 3. What is KM for?
  • 4. Sense making in a world of information overload
  • 5. Making better decisions
  • 6. Building collective intelligence
  • 7. Corporate memory and culture
  • 8. Stimulating Innovation
  • 9. Problems with KM
  • 10. Dependent relationship with IT
  • 11. Not given organisational responsibility
  • 12. Too much focus on repositories, rather than flow
  • 13. Too much focus on structure vs emergence
  • 14. Assumptions about sharing for the ‘common good’
  • 15. But it turns out KM thinking can help solve some pressing business problems ...
  • 16. Ever increasing process at the expense of people b leep
  • 17. Overcoming silos and disconnects
  • 18. Wasting human talent through bureaucracy
  • 19. Evolution in a fast-changing, complex world
  • 20. Evolution in a fast-changing, complex world
  • 21. The emerging field of social business
  • 22. Adhocracy : simplifying organisational forms
  • 23. Collapsing distance : intimacy + scale
  • 24. How the social web can bring us together
  • 25. How the social web can bring us together
  • 26. Network (not just individual) productivity
  • 27. Humanising the enterprise
  • 28. Social Business Design connections content collaboration culture [social business design]
  • 29. Social Business Design connections network-centric management Helping filter for content relevance focus on data collaboration creating a & signals for performance sharing culture culture improvement [social business design]
  • 30. So ... why have KM people been slow to exploit social media and social business ?
  • 31. KM people often the first to ‘get’ social business
  • 32. KM people have the right skills, right concepts
  • 33. But others took a lead in (shiny!) social media
  • 34. Problems: power plays, IT dependence and silos
  • 35. So how can KM ideas move out of the library and deliver real business improvement?
  • 36. Knowledge networkers, connecting the firm
  • 37. Find and open up data to improve performance
  • 38. Analyse behaviour to drive service improvement
  • 39. Help people filter, navigate and make sense
  • 40. Design ‘architectures of participation’
  • 41. KM ideas are good but KM IT practice is not so good.
  • 42. Social business builds on KM, but focuses more on business improvement.
  • 43. We need to take the best KM ideas mainstream, and move deeper into the business.
  • 44. Thanks ! [welcome]
  • 45. Thanks for listening! I am lee@headshift.com and live at http://www.headshift.com You can find this talk at http://www.slideshare.net/leebryant Except where otherwise stated, photos courtesy of Flickr using Creative Commons license. Thanks to the following photographers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_irish/2379958609/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/yuan2003/403643949/ http://innovationcreators.com/wp/?p=194 http://www.flickr.com/photos/iconolith/458099966/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/antmoose/71277315/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianboulos/36957265/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/helico/404640681/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasotraspaso/2481113314/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/criminalintent/2699108040/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/acme/33300880/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bswise/4405875417/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterkaminski/1688635/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevincollins/92989747/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sneakerdog/315377551 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pushandplay/2968259379/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cote/54408562/ http://www.slideshare.net/leisa/ambient-intimacy http://www.flickr.com/photos/featheredtar/2305070061/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nurpax/3721686206/ http://www.socialmediatoday.com/SMC/41996 http://paperbackdreams.com/images/uploads/Future_Shock_1971.jpg http://gapingvoid.com http://www.usdesignstudio.co.uk/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/violator3/93589371/