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This is an excerpt from a presentation about knowledge management. Here is my somewhat jocular criticism of the term "leverage" and preference for the concept of information flowing through …

This is an excerpt from a presentation about knowledge management. Here is my somewhat jocular criticism of the term "leverage" and preference for the concept of information flowing through organizations (demonstrated by a windmill).

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  • 1. Knowledge Management The Lever and the Windmill
  • 2. The Lever “Knowledge management is the leveraging of the organization’s collective wisdom…
  • 3. The Lever “Knowledge management is the leveraging of the organization’s collective wisdom… But, levers require work…
  • 4. The Lever “Knowledge management is the leveraging of the organization’s collective wisdom… But, levers require work… Small force over long distance = Large force over short distance Source: http://www.cool-science-projects.com/images/man-and-lever.jpg
  • 5. Leverage …the same amount of work…
  • 6. Leverage Equation proving the disadvantage of leverage:
  • 7. The Windmill The wind is already there…
  • 8. The Windmill …why not use it? (without the work)
  • 9. The Windmill Use existing data sources (i.e., the wind) to power other systems:
  • 10. The Windmill Use existing data sources (i.e., the wind) to power other systems: The wind can be data from: Records Management Systems • Document Management Systems • Time and Billing Systems • Enterprise 2.0 Systems • Other •
  • 11. The Windmill
  • 12. The Windmill The wind can power: • Document Retrieval Systems • Expertise Location Systems • FAQ Sites • Knowledge Bases • Financial Dashboards • Business Decisions • Other