Article on Metadata Collection Strategies
The challenge in information environments is to get complete, accurate and consistent metadata applied to information and data resources. In this article co-authored with Maish Nichani we share strategies to collect metadata that lower the reliance on people in supplying metadata. We cannot completely remove people from the equation but we can prevent them from doing additional work, and focus the role of people on the value added metadata that machines and environment cannot automatically supply. View the article at PebbleRoad here. Download as a pdf here.
Intranet Innovation Awards 2013
The Intranet Innovation Awards for 2013 are open for submissions! We are proud to be a supporter of these awards which focus on the differences that an intranet can make in the host organisation’s business (as distinct from benchmarking awards).
Organising Around Knowledge
I’m doing a spotlight session at the SLA conference in San Diego next month on “knowledge organisation”. This story from the New Republic - the most inspiring KM story I’ve ever heard – reminded me that it’s often not enough to organise our knowledge – we also have to be prepared to organise around our knowledge – to preserve it and to benefit from it. It’s one thing to build a taxonomy, it’s quite another thing to organise activities and business processes so that different business units can benefit from a common information and knowledge resource.
The group that was behind this extraordinary effort has started a non-profit called T160K – go visit and see how you can help.
New Article on Four Types of Knowledge Risk
We encounter four major forms of knowledge risk in organizations:
•Knowledge continuity risks
•Knowledge acquisition risks
•Knowledge outsourcing risks
•Knowledge articulation risks
To read more about these risks, download the article here
High Stakes Knowledge Management
I had the honour in October of facilitating a keynote dialogue with Nancy Dixon, Gary Klein and Nate Allen, on “KM to Save Lives” at the KM World 2012 Conference. Here’s the video capture of that fascinating conversation.
Courtesy of Emerald Publishing for the Christmas period, here is an article from the 2009 volume of the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal on the challenges of auditing Santa Claus. Seasons greetings to all our friends and colleagues!
For those of you unfamiliar with Australian slang, “eskies” are portable coolers.
Too Busy for Knowledge Sharing
We have started our knowledge sharing initiative a good three years ago with a focus on global knowledge sharing; share your knowledge with everyone around the globe (within our company, though). Today, due to a platform switch, we are allowed to reflect on what we did and look into the future; what would we do differently…
Nancy White and the KM Planning Toolkit
We had a blast with Nancy White around KM Singapore a few weeks back – although we’ve collaborated for years we had never met. Nancy has posted a very nice piece on our KM Planning Toolkit – with video!
Now we want to get together and do some work on the “discipline of doing less”. If we can make the time and find the space to do it!
User Adoption and Valuating Performance
In my position to push knowledge sharing and collaboration tools in a global organisation, I am dealing a lot with how can we motivate the people to adopt a new way of working together and the tools we are developing. Some things are very obvious like spreading a message from the leaders to give permission, building up the skills of the employees and introducing super users that can help on the spot.
One thing that I think is often neglected is the performance measurement of change initiatives or in other words, the (e)valuation of the new behaviours. And this is important in two ways.
Attention to Detail
As if she doesn’t have enough to do..