Abstract: In organisations where knowledge management is fundamental to business success, ‘knowledge activists’ play an important part in underpinning that success. Recent research highlights nine key characteristics, skills and behaviour traits of effective knowledge activists, showing how best to recruit and develop such people. By exploiting these insights, organisations can further leverage the
Abstract: In October 2001, I submitted a paper titled “Musings on Corporate Myths – CKO and Knowledge-Sharing in the World of Real Business” (Berner, 2001). In the paper I argued that the role of Chief Knowledge Officer CKO was “inimical” and that its creation did not suit the current organizational culture and politics in
Abstract: The chapter discuses the need to understand the significance of knowledge-sharing behaviours in emphasizing the selection process of people for importance roles within the organization and the design initiatives implemented to encourage positive behaviours. Henley Knowledge Sharing Behaviours model is used as a useful reference point for many development initiatives. Knowledge sharing is
Abstract: Poet and writer, Khalil Gibran once said, “A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle”. How true. However, we would like to take this a little further by saying that starting an initiative to make this knowledge ‘act’ is only half the job. The other half
Abstract: The role of the knowledge activist is to be unreasonable, to identify and combine those small grains of truth that have the potential to become pearls. The Knowledge Activist’s Handbook demonstrates through the medium of storytelling how individuals can combine emotion and reflection to create their own knowledge.