Survey on Challenges and Competencies needed by Chief Knowledge Officers

Abstract: A survey has investigated the challenges and competencies needed by Chief Knowledge Officers, as well as the next stage in the development curve of CKOs. The primary role of the CKO is to convert knowledge into profit by leveraging the organization’s intellectual assets. Key CKO competencies include: interpersonal communication skills; passionate, visionary leadership skills; business acumen; strategic thinking skills; champion of change and collaborative skills. What is currently missing is a set of integrative skills focusing on organizational strategy.

Keywords: Change Management, Chief Knowledge Officer, Collaborative Skills, Integrative Skills, Intellectual Assets, Strategic Thinking

Bob Guns, (1997) “The Chief Knowledge Officer’s Role: Challenges and Competencies”, Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 1 Issue: 4, pp.315-319

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