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.
- Allow for Flexibility
- Embed Learning in Everything
- Set Clear Open Innovation Objectives
- Overcome Selfishness by Using Selfishness
- Actively Identify Critical Knowledge
- Foster Authentic Leadership
- Balance Your Open and Closed Activities
- Create a Competitive, Free Market-like Environment
- Review the Quality of the Knowledge
- 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.