What is really KM in Organization? – straight, simple, clear, no nonsense….

And why am I writing this again? Because it’s really amazing to see that after so many years of ‘knowledge management’ being present in our organizational and personal lives, many things that are not knowledge management are still under way.

It should again be emphasized that knowledge management is a managerial worldview, translated into an organizational routine that deals with the extraction of existing knowledge and the creation of new knowledge, all in order to support the organization’s vision, mission and goals.

What needs to be done is:

  1. Encouraging a culture that supports and respects learning, knowledge and knowledge
  2. Focusing on the processes at the heart of the organization’s activity in order to create commitment and responsibility
  3. Initiating and establishing supportive infrastructures, not necessarily technologies.

In my humble opinion it is very important to note that he will continue to say and use the term ‘system’ when we talk about knowledge management, it is simply not the direction and will not help.

Knowledge management is not a system. Not technological or otherwise.

And on the basis of accumulated experience of about 20 years, and if you want to succeed in knowledge management processes, see here.

Here are the steps that will lead to success in knowledge management processes:

The next step is to identify the gaps in knowledge between the goal you want to reach and the knowledge you need to know. And then, and only then – to prepare a plan, in stages, to support reaching the organizational goal required. The program should include elements of organizational culture, processes at the core of organizational engagement, and indicate supporting infrastructures in response to the implementation of the program.


ערוץ הטלגרם של ניהול הידע בישראל

שלום לכולם, זהו ערוץ ה Telegram של ניהול ידע בישראל בו יתפרסמו מעת לעת קישורים, מאמרים ומידע על ניהול ידע בארץ ובעולם, לכל מי שמתעניינים בנושא – כולם מוזמנים להצטרף לערוץ, ברוכים הבאים!

The new Telegram App channel for Knowledge management in Israel is here: https://t.me/KM_Israel . Warmly invited to join!

A Story on an Executive, Management and Knowledge

Few days ago I came across Matt Simpson‘s story on “The manager who thought he could create a community”. It is a kind of stories that you often face during work with organizations and executives. A story which combines Executives, Knowledge and Technology, and misunderstanding of the nature of knowledge in organizations.

Awassa, Ethiopia

Awassa, Ethiopia

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Knowledge Management – Know where you came from and plan where you want to go

We all familiar with story about Alice approaching a junction in the wood, wondering to turn to the left or right. The advice given by Cheshire the cat is well known in the business scene: firstly, plan where you want to go, than move towards it. Continue reading

Obama the storyteller – Leadership at its best

Yes, he sure can. He sure have a unique story, and he sure know to tell a true story. And, he sure can, tell this story.

At midnight time in the United States, I watched a great leader tells a leadership exciting story: It was the president-elect, sen. Barack Obama. You just have to watch it yourself and listen carefully and you will find all the neccessary ingredients of a leadership message carried out.

In his story there is hope, care, sincere love and deep emotions, cahllenges, immagination, knowledge, personal feelings and a warm sense of trust. It was told with a true enthusiasm and excitment. it disregard the past, however it was focused and stre to the future. It did not ignore the difficulties but it determined his obligation to work hard and learn. It was point to all people at the near and at the far audience.

It has a breath-traking story about a 106 years old lady who saw all, and still got hope that “we can”. And this story, was carefully connected to the young generation as well.

It was a great story which was told by a great storyteller. We can and should learn from it.

It has meaning, it creats sense and make sense, it formulate meaning, and it delivered a message.

Yes, we (also) can, wherever we are.

What is it about knowledge?!

It is nearly ten years now, since I first started my journey to the world of knowledge in organizations. As I recall, it was at the end of 1998, my boss call me and suggested that I will “see what it is all about”, where “it” was referred to “Knowledge Management”. At that time, I was not aware the full extent of this issue, nor I would imagine what would become my main interest an activity for years to come. Continue reading

Jet Bike Or Fast Wireless Internet Access – What Would You Prefer to ‘Ride’ On?

Rhodes, an island in the sun

The Arkia Boeing 757-300 just landed in Diagoras International Airport in Rhodes, Greece.

Late afternoon sun welcomed us while approaching Rhodes. It was a shiny and warm day. I could see many tourists that were sunbathing, enjoying the magnificent beaches of the Greek island. It was my first time in Rhodes. Continue reading