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Presentation at the launch event for the South African KM Society

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Giving feedback and context based on the experiences and feedback from the 2015 and 2016 Southern African Knowledge Management Summit at the launch event for the South African KM Society. November 2016,

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Presentation at the launch event for the South African KM Society

  1. 1. KM South Africa Brief overview and background 24 November 2016 Elmi Bester
  2. 2. 2010 - 2014
  3. 3. 2010 - 2014 2015 - 2016
  4. 4. https://youtu.be/lbaemWIljeQ
  5. 5. Surrounded by KM practitioners in the same struggle towards recognition makes the load lighter and gives hope towards the future! KM needs a facelift… for ourselves and/or other stakeholders? We’re going the same route as dinosaurs Just like with innovation, you need to be patient with KM. Passion and perseverance is key!!! People who succeed in KM is creative and curious KM needs to solve real world problems Everyone has an opinion but no one has stories of real interventions. I can understand why KM struggles to be strategic. Same old same old. Same old conversation that's been had in KM since the early 2000's ... When will we start thinking differently? 2015
  6. 6. 2016 What do you think should be the purpose of Knowledge Management practitioners community in the next year? • To unearth TRUE best practices to rapidly accelerate the advancement of the field. • Promote better understanding in companies of the advantages of KM • Troubleshooting & peer support • KM Practitioners group to represent the discipline, learn from each other and find innovation & experts. • Make the concept of KM an automatic everyday occurrence.
  7. 7. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% What should be the purpose for the KM Community in the next year? What was it like for you: the gift to me? The gift to the KM Community Harvest from the Olive Tree: ROOTS Harvest from the Olive Tree: LEAVES Harvest from the Olive Tree: FRUITS (commitment to action next day) End of Summit feedback: Take home messages Messages to the KM Community 2016 SAKMS - Distribution of messages Promote better understanding of the advantages of KM. Shits in KM and KM professional Make the concept of KM an automatic everyday occurrence. Unearth TRUE best practices to rapidly accelerate the advancement of the field. Troubleshooting & peer support. KM Practitioners Group Pattern: Amplification for Community, connected to Trouble shooting & Support.
  8. 8. Pattern: Increase of the will to Change, even though it was not one of the Top 5 purposes selected for the Community. Strategic intent shifted from ‘Best Practice’ to ‘Change/Evolve/Growth/ Innovation/Success’ Signal that there could be a sense developing that the solution for ‘Value challenge’ will result from change in community. Ownership, we need to be the change. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% What should be the purpose for the KM Community in the next year? What was it like for you: the gift to me? The gift to the KM Community Harvest from the Olive Tree: ROOTS Harvest from the Olive Tree: LEAVES Harvest from the Olive Tree: FRUITS (commitment to action next day) End of Summit feedback: Take home messages Messages to the KM Community 2016 SAKMS - Distribution of messages Promote better understanding of the advantages of KM. Shits in KM and KM professional Make the concept of KM an automatic everyday occurrence. Unearth TRUE best practices to rapidly accelerate the advancement of the field. Troubleshooting & peer support. KM Practitioners Group
  9. 9. KM Study Meeting, 8 July 2016 @ NRF, Pretoria. Presenter: Refiloe Mabaso
  10. 10. 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2016 2017
  11. 11. Identity • Tensions KM Study Meeting, 8 July 2016 @ NRF, Pretoria. Presenter: Refiloe Mabaso
  12. 12. Related readings • Janse Van Vuuren, P & Bester, E. 2016. Why we used SNE and what it did and did not deliver. [Online]. • Available at: http://sakmsummit.net/sne-at- 2016sakms/ [Last accessed: 13 September 2016] • Janse Van Vuuren, P & Bester, E. 2016. Applied theatre and knowledge management: the role of strategic narrative embodiment in shifting a professional group from potential community to coalescence. • Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/elmi/applied-theatre- and-knowledge-management-the-role-of-strategic- narrative-embodiment-in-shifting-a-professional- group-from-potential-community-to-coalescence

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