TFPL Knowledge & Information Management Competency Dictionary

Abstract: Corporate competency frameworks seldom adequately cover the competencies required to fulfill knowledge and information focused roles.

To fill this gap, TFPL has developed a dictionary of knowledge and information management competencies.

Defining competencies as the mix of skills, expertise and experience needed to enable an individual to fulfil a role at the required level and to achieve identified outcomes, the dictionary describes them in terms of behaviours. It provides four levels of application (strategic leadership, team leadership, team membership and all employees) with each definition including core, premium and negative behaviours. The Knowledge and Information Management Competency Dictionary can be used to help define and assess specific KIM roles, or incorporated into a general corporate framework to be applied to a wide variety of roles across the organisation.

The dictionary has two main sections:

  • General leadership & management competencies
    Applicable to all posts in networked organisations that rely on project, team or collaborative working.
  • Knowledge & information management competencies
    Applicable to roles directly related to aspects of knowledge and information management.

Angela Abell & Val Skelton: TFPL knowledge and information management competency dictionary. London: TFPL Ltd., 2003, ISBN: 1 870889 86 X, 82 pages

Copyright © TFPL Inc.

Note: Frameworks for the two sections of the dictonary are avible from the KMEF. The Knowledge and Information Skills Toolkit – a web-based diagnostic toolkit focused on core knowledge and information roles (press release) – mentioned on the KMEF wiki page is no longer available from the TFPL website.

Related resources:

  • Angela Abell and Sandra Ward: Skills for knowledge management: building a knowledge economy. A report by TFPL Ltd. London: TFPL Ltd., 1999, ISBN: 1870889843, 120 pages | Read more »

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