The Knowledge Strategist

Abstract: The knowledge strategist is critical to successful knowledge sharing in the organization. The organization’s effectiveness begins with an enterprise-wide knowledge culture, built on a knowledge strategy supported by successful KD/KS/KU, the operational result of the knowledge services strategic framework. The knowledge strategy matches the company’s management strategy, and to achieve KD/KS/KU success and ensure the development of a meaningful knowledge strategy, enterprise leaders turn to knowledge strategists.
As we review the attributes and requirements for success as a knowledge strategist, we recognize that this manager’s responsibilities will be to deal with the main objectives of the knowledge strategy and then to proceed forward with designing implementation plans for how these objectives are to be achieved. In our review, we of course attempt to provide for ourselves an honest response to the “why-do-we-need-a-knowledge-strategist?” question (inevitably brought up), and in doing so we return to the “why?” for the knowledge strategy itself.

Guy St. Clair: The Knowledge Strategist. In: Guy St. Clair: Knowledge Services: A Strategic Framework for the 21st Century Organization. De Gruyter Saur (Series: Topics in Library and Information Practice), 2016: 80-101 (Ch 1.4).

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