Archive for the category: Reflections

A Bit Risky…

So let’s assume we have successfully co-defined with the organisers what the intent and purpose of an event is. We would then ask them to give us “carte blanche” to do an initial design of the event. They give us some key elements to use as building blocks (ie. they tell us to include a […]

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Figuring Out the Purpose of a Workshop

We often get inquiries from organisers of events of all sorts – they have heard from someone somewhere that we have facilitated events, meetings, conferences, workshops, that apparently were successful, exciting, different. They then send us their tentative programmes that they have already put together. A dear colleague of mine, Allison Hewlitt, who used to […]

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Measuring for Learning instead of Measuring for Accountability

“We would like to dethrone measurement from its godly position, to reveal the false god it has been. We want instead to offer measurement a new job – that of helpful servant.” (M. Wheatley and M. Kellner-Rogers) Measuring for accountability examines “what”, the products, the “things” and assumes that knowledge is a package that can […]

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Need a Knowledge Management Strategy?

Considering a knowledge management/ sharing strategy for your institution? You are embarking on an exciting journey that may profoundly transform your organisation. Well, in fact I feel it has to do that – and accordingly you must be ready to engage in such a transformative experience – if KM/S should be more than just an […]

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A bit theoretical…

Sometimes, we get the feedback, that some recommendations, a paper or presentation that we do, are a bit “theoretical”. Well, that’s exactly what we are striving for: to substantiate our findings and recommendations with a conceptual framework (which by its nature is always theoretical). It’s our conviction, that many development initiatives, plans and reports are […]

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Why many KM initiatives don’t work the way we intended

I-P-K has recently been asked to assess a Knowledge Management Project. The initial e-mail exchange with our client (who sketched some of the fundamental difficulties they encountered in their project) prompted me to think about what’s wrong so often? Haven’t we figure things out quite nicely? The reason is, that quite a few of our […]

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