The previous blog contained some reflections on the considerable amout of knowledge strategy work we did in 2006. One of the things mentioned was the establishment of sets of principles (I’m not sure they are principles but it gets us into the right space) to help guide behaviours to improve knowledge sharing. The following list gives an idea of the types of things that have been included in various strategies. Simple statements like these make explicit the types of behaviours that the organisation desires. Importantly, such principles must be customised for each setting and they generally work best when co-created rather than delivered from on high.
Denham Grey also suggested a set of KM Principles some time ago and these are worth a look in addition to the ones listed above. Importantly, don’t try to ‘boil the ocean’ by having a list as long as the one above. Focus on the key few that reflect the core themes of the knowledge strategy.
Are there any additional ‘principles’ that could be included for your organisation?
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