Knowledge Management – Where Are the Bees?

5 thoughts on “Knowledge Management – Where Are the Bees?”

  1. Fascinating! I wonder how many other people there are out there ‘doing KM’ in association with their profession without having a name for it. Many, I would guess. And I think there’s a lesson for those of us who ‘do KM’ for a living that if we are to be understood we should stick to practical examples.

    Simon

  2. Nice one, Luis. Probably because I haven’t been able to come up with or come across a definition of KM, I usually create a definition meeting the needs of the audience. You will find, usually, KM being described by what it does rather than what it is, which sometimes makes me wonder, have got it completely? Secret ingredient, maybe (as you can see, looking forward to Kung Fu Panda 2 :-))

    1. Hi Atul! And @everyone else! for the great comments on this blog post that seems to have re-surfaced again after 4 years being available out there. Gotta love blogging for that!! (I surely do!).

      Atul, I think you have hit the nail on the head, KM should have never been considered for what it is, but for what it does; the outcomes and deliverables that it produces, i.e. the overall improvement of business goals, the delighting our clients with better products, etc. etc. It’s part of the ecosystem and not *the* ecosystem.

      I sense that’s the main difference between KM & E2.0, without touching base on definitions, but just basically how E2.0 seems to be tighter integrated into business processes than whatever KM was back in the day. I think stories like this one surely come to highlight how important it is not just to focus on the means, but the end we achieve through those means, and the story behind Anastasio’s experiences seems to prove exactly that! 😀

      Thanks again for the comments and for dropping by!

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