Continuing further with that growing trend of writing shorter blog posts than usual (Latest instance the article I wrote yesterday announcing my dive into the podcasting world, co-hosting, with Matt Simpson, The Sweettt Show, as we just launched our first episode), I thought I would venture into putting together another one, which I am sure you are all going to enjoy, specially if you have been doing Knowledge Management for a while. The reason why this blog post is going to be shorter than usual is no other than the meetings galore I have been going through for most of the day today, pretty intensive overall and therefore limiting my brain power to provide whatever other insights for a lengthy article.
Thus here I am, going into recovery mode for what’s left of the evening and sharing with you all something that has been flowing around in the Knowledge Management, a.k.a. KM, blogosphere for a little while now and which I am sure a good bunch of you may have been exposed to already, but, just in case you haven’t, here it goes. It is actually a video interview that Patrick Lambe, author of the super fine Green Chameleon, did with Larry Prusak & Dave Snowden, two of the most impressive, thought-provoking, enlightening and worth while following thought leaders in this space, on the topic of whether Knowledge Management is dead or not.
I have gone through the interview already a couple of days ago and, as you may be able to find out for yourselves, it is one of those interviews that will make you think for a while on the role of traditional Knowledge Management and what’s actually happening right now in that space as we speak. It will surely help you question what happened in the past, where we went wrong, what’s happening at this present moment in time and how we may have finally learned a bit from past mistakes. Yes, that thought-provoking, to say the least, I tell you.
So much so that, like I said earlier on, a whole bunch of the different KM bloggers I have been following for a while now have been sharing their views on the topic and adding further up into the conversation. Today I am only going to link to their various different blog posts, so that you have got an opportunity to weigh in a bit in what they are saying about the interview itself. In my own case, I will be chiming in accordingly sharing some further thoughts on the topics discussed a little bit later on as we move forward. Brain cells are eventually asking for an extended break at the moment, and there are tons of really good stuff I would want to touch base on, some of which I have already mentioned over here in the recent past.
Here is one initial thought though that has been in my mind ever since I watched the interview: it looks like my official job title of Knowledge Manager, Community Builder and Social Computing Evangelist has just been challenged and torn to pieces big time on that first bit. Has the role of the knowledge manager evaporated into thin air with the emergence of social computing? Is there still a chance for those of us who have been doing that for a while to still claim we are knowledge managers in this 2.0 world? Are we a species at the border of extinction, if not extinct already altogether? That is right now what’s in my mind, after listening to one of the most wonderful interviews you could ever watch around the topic of Knowledge Management. Courtesy of Patrick Lambe, Larry Prusak & Dave Snowden.
We are in good hands! Enjoy it! (I surely did!)
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