Updated: 7/4/2006; 3:25:34 PM.

Mathemagenic


on personal productivity in knowledge-intensive environments, weblog research, knowledge management, PhD, serendipity and lack of work-life balance...
If you search for mathemagenic that has nothing to do with weblogs try this
    


Earlier | Home | Later

  Monday, June 05, 2006


  Stop apologising for knowledge management

David Gurteen has a nice piece at Inside Knowledge - Stop apologising for knowledge management!

I wonder if they really think that there could ever be a short two or three word phrase that could adequately described this discipline we call knowledge management.

And yes it’s OK to make the point that we cannot really manage knowledge but do we really need to attack the name by referring to it as an oxymoron?

To my mind, there is no need to apologise for the term. It is just a label. A label does not need to be descriptive. If you really choke on the words ‘knowledge management’ then use the shorter label – just call it ‘kay-em’. It is then so much more obviously just a label and, if needs be, you can go on to describe it.

This is pretty much the position I take myself, but I'm glad David raised the issue in a public venue. Wonder how people would react :)

More on: definitions KM 

Earlier | Home | Later


© Copyright 2002-2006 Lilia Efimova.

This weblog is my learning diary. Sometimes I write about things related to my work, but the views expressed here are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.

 
June 2006
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  
May   Jul






Edublog award 2004 as Best Research Based Blog. Click for more details...


Click to see the XML version of this web page. Click here to send an email to the editor of this weblog. Please, make sure that I recognise your name or you have a nice autorisation message - I tend to decline calls from people I don't know ;)

Locations of visitors to this page Technorati Profile