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This was an excellent review of actual practice of knowledge management in a variety of firms, based on the career work of the two authors and their interaction with many companies. One of the central themes of the book was that knowledge projects are not information technology projects. Knowledge projects have more to do with the human behavior aspects of an organization than it will ever have to do with technology. The technology aspect comes into play with the simple realization that new soft...
This is a good overview of the landscape of Knowledge Management: understanding the value of knowledge to your organization or business, figuring out what kinds of knowledge it resides in, and learning how to preserve, codify, and use it to its best advantage. The fact that there are many types of knowledge dictates that there is no single method of codifying knowledge. Perhaps the word "knowledge" is misleading--much of what needs to be managed, exploited, and leveraged in any organization is "...
This is a 175 page gem detailing the methods of keeping knowledge within businesses and organizations. In today's talent marketplace, employees don't stay 5, 10, even 20 years at a company. In a simple, straightforward manner, this book illustrates the different ways companies can store tacit knowledge and benefit from turnover as opposed to falling back a step when their talent leaves. One of the real winners in this arena.
Straight-forward, readable and convincing. This seems like the sort of book that should be handed to CEOs who are resistant to knowledge management or who do not believe in the power of knowledge networks. I read this for my KMS class, so I'm already mostly convinced, but fear that other readers are in my position - sold already. I was ready to argue on some points (one coming to mind now is about "access") but Davenport and Prusak offered great alternatives that were more realistic.
"The great end of knowledge is not knowledge but action" - Huxley I picked this up during my MSc a few years back, bit dated with the examples and some terminology but still helpful.
I've read some on KM implementation approach, I've read some on KM strategy. This one is finally about Knowledge.Nick Milton referred to this as the first one and still the best book about KM. In his "cut off" satirical chapter to Designing a Successful KM Strategy: A Guide for the Knowledge Management Professional, Milton laughs that you don't need to try understand what is knowledge before trying to manage it, knowledge is straight-forward and you will be able to make it up on your way. I shou...
Working Knowledge examines how knowledge can be nurtured in organizations. Building trust throughout a company is the key to creating a knowledge-oriented corporate culture, a positive environment in which employees are encouraged to make decisions...
Since in the postgraduate program I was Immersed time ago was one of the recommended books about the topic of knowledge management, I went to the library and I borrow it. No regrets, this book worths the time I invested in reading it.
Great introduction reading for me to knowledge management. Very useful insights on what Knowledge is, why knowledge management is vital to organisations.. Treat knowledge just like any commodities, with "knowledge market". Generating, transferring knowledge.
Good primer on Knowledge Management (although dated)
One of my first books I read about learning organisations and knowledge management. An inspirational book with lots of ideas and best practices
A good milestone about knowledge management. It is an influencing one, you understand it after you read it!
Really an amazing work ... (y)