Journal – Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Amazing what you find when you Google. Who would have thought there is a journal dedicated to Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes? Guess there is a journal for everything (and rightly so!) Go here for a free on-line sample issue. I’m going there as soon as I finish posting this.

“Standardization” of Knowledge Management

Though Knowledge Management has been “hot” for some time now, there is still a debate about whether the field is ready for standardization. There is some debate, in fact, about whether KM can ever be standardized. This press release from KMCI (Knowledge Management Consortium International) presents a pretty compelling argument that KM is not ready […]

Organizational Doctors

Just as neuroscientists work with individuals to figure out what may be physically wrong with that person’s brain, and psychologists/psychiatrists work with individuals to figure out how they can improve their mental health, the Knowledge Management practitioner works with an organization to figure out what is wrong/can be fixed in the IT infrastructure and how […]

Googling “Return on Knowledge”

I figured the best way to start finding out about ROK was to Google it. The search on “Return on Knowledge” returned about 869 results, the top ones being such things as: Return on Knowledge “Show Me the Money” – Measuring the Return on Knowledge .pdf &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp (Google HTML) Can you measure return on knowledge? […]

Measuring the value of Knowledge

In the world of Information Technology, a key measure of success and failure is Return on Investment, or ROI. For many IT things, measuring the direct impact is a straightforward matter, such as how many man-hours were saved because of the insertion of technology. Since many knowledge management initiatives and systems are seen as information […]

Organizational Knowledge – What is it (part 2)

When most people discuss Knowledge Management in organizations, they are mainly talking about managing the knowledge of the individuals in the workforce. It seems to me that from an organizational standpoint this is really nothing more than information management. I say that because the “knowledge” that a worker possesses, when put into the larger context […]