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Postdoc in KM Technologies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 8, 2007
Filed in Leadership, News

An opportunity exists for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on KM technologies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) from 2007. The successful candidate needs to be a PhD graduate within the last 3 years, IT-savvy and possesses a strong publication record. Potential research areas include, but not limited to, ontologies, data/text mining, search […]

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KM is harder than rocket science

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 6, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

This post from Jack Vinson titled ‘Knowledge management is hard?’ reminded me of a presentation I give at the iKMS Conference in Singapore in November. During questions someone asked ‘why is KM so hard? Its not like its rocket science?’ A gentleman in the audience responded “Hmmm, I am a rocket scientist. In rocket science I […]

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People don’t leave organisations

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 6, 2007
Filed in Strategy

I was working with Tony High before Christmas when he made the point to the group that ‘people don’t leave organisations, they leave managers’.  This is certainly consistent with my experience. Even if your job is fantastic, if your manager isn’t then thoughts inevitably turn to ‘what next’ and it’s a slippery slope once you […]

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Stop trying to solve the problem

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 3, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Culture

Early last year Shawn and I delivered a workshop on narrative techniques in Hong Kong for a group of Masters students who were engaged in projects for several clients of the university. About two-thirds of the way through the workshop one of the students asked “when do we get to the stage where we can […]

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Knowledge sharing principles

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 3, 2007
Filed in Strategy

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 […]

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