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10 Important Elements of an Organizational Knowledge Ecosystem

Posted by Lucidea on 3/1/2018

In their interesting blog post, 10 Tips for Creating a Knowledge Ecosystem in your Organization, a group of Wiley publication editors share their insights on effective KM practices. As a result of seeking a “better understanding of how knowledge is constructed and how it is connected to prior learning”, they compiled a list of ten knowledge ecosystem elements.

Knowledge management is not an activity that exists in a vacuum. In order to be successful, any KM program needs to fit tightly with your organization’s culture, workflows and strategic priorities—and must always incorporate a “people” element. Wiley editors from their various journals, including Journal of Organizational Behavior, Knowledge and Process Management, and the Human Resource Management Journal identified the elements of a “Knowledge Ecosystem” listed below.

  1. Allow for Flexibility
  2. Embed Learning in Everything
  3. Set Clear Open Innovation Objectives
  4. Overcome Selfishness by Using Selfishness
  5. Actively Identify Critical Knowledge
  6. Foster Authentic Leadership
  7. Balance Your Open and Closed Activities
  8. Create a Competitive, Free Market-like Environment
  9. Review the Quality of the Knowledge
  10. Create a Psychologically Safe Environment

You can read the details of these tenets here: 10 Tips for Creating a Knowledge Ecosystem in your Organization. It’s worth noting that KM technology can support many of these tactics, especially if you think beyond the traditional ways of using a KM application. Check out the post and tell us what you think.


Topics: Knowledge Management, Professional Development, User Engagement