Implementing a successful KM program, Positive psychology, 26 essential KM sites, Knowledge Management thought leaders

20-Mar-07 Archive of Weekly KM Blog by Stan Garfield

KM Book of the Week

Implementing a successful KM programme by Stan Garfield

This book will:

  • Take you through identifying the drivers for a KM plan;
  • Help you answer the 9 key questions that will define the parameters, tools and requirements of your KM program;
  • Use those answers to plan your new KM strategy;
  • Provide a detailed list of commitments you must gain from senior management to ensure buy-in at every level of the organization;
  • Demonstrate how to create and execute your implementation plan;
  • Look in-depth at all of the people, process and technology components you will need to utilize;
  • Provide a basic understanding of how to create, build and sustain knowledge-sharing communities.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Identify the Top 3 Objectives
  3. Provide 9 Answers
  4. Define the KM Strategy
  5. Obtain the 10 Commitments
  6. Create and Execute the Implementation Plan
  7. People Components
  8. Process Components
  9. Technology Components
  10. Communities: creating, building and sustaining them
  11. KM Maxims


KM Blog of the Week

ThinkingShiftPositive psychology and KM: what’s the nexus? by Kim Sbarcea

So PP (positive psychology) is not about finding your weaknesses and suggesting ways to boost your weaker abilities; it’s about understanding and working with your signature strengths. It’s about emphasizing the positive and allowing individuals, groups and organizations to build a web of strengths.

Since the KM field is replete with “capital”, I’m half-inclined to call what I’m talking about “Positive Capital”.

Clearly, PP, Organizational Learning and KM have a lot in common as they are all concerned, in their varying ways, with optimizing performance and developing potential. In fact, KM already uses a PP methodology — Appreciative Inquiry — which seeks to build organizations around what works rather than casting around for what doesn’t work and trying to fix it.

This quick foray into PP leads me now to thinking about older workers in organizations. What are the myths about older workers and can PP help to dispel these?

KM Link of the Week

26 essential knowledge management sites — by Lucas McDonnell

  1. The American Productivity & Quality Center’s Knowledge Management Blog
  2. Association of Knowledgework
  3. Babson Knowledge
  4. Boxes and Arrows
  5. BRINT
  6. Cindy Gordan
  7. Collaborative Thinking
  8. Column Two
  9. A Compound of Alchymie
  10. Creative Chaos
  11. Dove Lane
  12. Dr. Dan’s Daily Dose
  13. Eclectic Bill
  14. ELSUA
  15. Full Circle Online Interaction
  16. How to Save the World
  17. InsideKnowledge Magazine
  19. KM World
  20. KnowledgeBoard
  21. Knowledge Jolt with Jack
  22. Knowledge-at-work
  23. Mathemagenic
  24. Musings of a Social Architect
  25. Portals and KM
  26. Stan Garfield’s Weekly Knowledge Management Blog

KM Question of the Week

Q: Who do you consider to be some of the experts in knowledge management?

A: See KM Thought Leaders for a list of 200 of them. I welcome additions to this list.

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Knowledge Management Author and Speaker, Founder of SIKM Leaders Community, Community Evangelist, Knowledge Manager

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