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Do you hold a specialist Knowledge Management qualification? – survey findings

Abstract: The following is taken from The 2015 Global Knowledge Management Observatory© Report (second edition). This comprehensive report into the state of KM is available as a FREE download; with 729 respondents from 56 countries, the report poses interesting challenges for KM practitioners that need to be addressed if the function is to be seen as viable business proposition.
This excerpt asks, “Is Knowledge Management professional enough?”

David Griffiths: 62% of Knowledge Managers don’t hold a KM qualification – problem? David Griffiths’s LinkedIn Blog, Feb 15, 2015

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  • boris.jaeger says:

    This may relate to the findings from recent international surveys conducted by Knoco.

    “Data collected through an online survey and through a number of detailed company assessments throw light on the relative strengths and weaknesses of different elements of Knowledge Management (KM) frameworks as applied globally. The online survey – a quick self-administered test, shows the strongest elements within the framework to be Technology and Behaviors and Culture. The weakest elements are KM Governance and KM Roles. The assessment – a detailed diagnostic process based on in-depth interviews, shows the strongest elements within the framework to be Technology and the Discussion of Knowledge. The weakest elements are KM Governance and KM Roles. a comparison of the results from the two sources is reassuringly close. More data may allow a more detailed analysis. Preliminary results suggest that national culture may influence the development of Knowledge Management Frameworks, with a correlation between strong Individuality and weak KM Governance and Roles.” (Source: JEMI/SSRN)

    An overview of the result are available from JEMI or SSRN. The full Knowledge Management Survey report is available for purchase from the Knoco website.

  • boris.jaeger says:

    Join Alice MacGillivray who started the discussion on this topic on KMedu Hub’s LinkedIn Group.

    “I expect the training vs. education debate is still going on? When I see a statement implying that a 38% figure is bad, it shows biases. (I’m not saying biases are a bad thing). I consider knowledge management the strategic umbrella for knowledge processes such as acquisition, generation, organizational learning, harvesting, mobilization and so on). To me, experts need strong high-level knowledge and skills, strong networks, and access to specialists who can delivery on various operational pieces. When you look beyond KM, it is very unusual for certification programs to deal with high-level skills and the ability to rapidly adapt for different contexts and cultures.” (Alice MacGillivray)

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