Innovation, knowledge management and a sound business case

Artist: Kam Tang
Artist: Kam Tang

James Tod Hunter referred in a comment to my post  to a post of him of february 2009:”There is still a desperate need for corporate IT organizations to rethink their knowledge management strategies. They need to move away from data driven knowledge management schemes to user context driven schemes of content delivery. Allowing the knowledge worker to define the metaphor of immersive knowledge navigation through the context of their daily tasks is the missing element in the knowledge management approaches that are commonly deployed”.

My last posts concern innovation. Let’s make it clear that for me innovations emerge more and more from reuse, recombination or creation of data. This implies that KM and innovation are tightly connected – the linkage is that when we see and hear other people’s ideas, we find concepts and nuggets that we can apply in a different domain or we can combine these with other ideas to create something entirely new, and so on. So, for me good KM can drive innovation.

As mentioned in an earlier post, I wondered why sound business cases for renewal of KM processes or systems are very rare to find.  Maybe, the focus of many decisionmakers is not innovation of their process!

Related posts: http://fredzimny.wordpress.com/2009/01/25/innovation-urge-in-a-changing-context/

http://fredzimny.wordpress.com/2009/02/28/three-decades-later-did-knowledge-work-essentially-change/

Artist: Kam Tang
Artist: Kam Tang
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