KM a Fad? KM a Failure? News at 11PM!

So much for "fad" labels!

KM a Fad?  KM a Failure?  Well no, not even. But it’s going to take a little bit of “thread pulling” to fully explore this one. And it makes for an interesting topic of discussion today that goes rather neatly with another post of mine — Not Dead Yet (think Monty Python).

So buckle up, it’s going to get a bit bumpy.

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Snooping Bosses? Get Real.

And the corporate award for “Still Doesn’t Get It” (SDGI) goes to….maybe your organization? (self-nominations accepted and encouraged, applications in multiple categories are allowed)

An interesting article titled, “Snooping Bosses” in Time magazine discussed how it is every increasingly likely that your boss, anyone’s boss, was checking your email, and monitoring your web searching and voice mail. For example, according to a study conducted by American Management Association and ePolicy Institute found that:

76% of employers watch you surf the web and 36% track content” and “38% hire staff to sift through your email.

Wait, before you comment, there’s more! They also suggested that those bosses then “act on that knowledge.”

Now I don’t know about you, but frankly I am amazed. No wait, I’m stunned. Amazed doesn’t do it justice, but stunned fits rather nicely. Read More of Snooping Bosses? Get Real.

Blow Milk Out Your Nose Funny – KM Implementation!

Blow Milk Out Your Nose Funny KM Implementation

I seem to find some of my best “fodder” for posts either in email or phone discussions, and this post definitely falls into that category.

Got a phone call from someone who wanted to chat about life, the universe and everything…well, not really…but it just seemed that the conversation really rambled around a bit. It was someone calling to ask about membership in the KM society that I’m a volunteer in…and the phone rings in my office.

So I take the call, answer a few quick questions about membership and then we were moving into general chit-chat. Seems the individual on the other end of the phone was a Knowledge Manager working for a private sector firm and was fairly new to this whole KM schtuff. As the conversation turned toward what this KM’er was engaged in, what KM schtuff was ongoing in their organization, what directions they would take (always interesting to hear what folks are up to)….I heard it.

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