RealKM asked the
actKM Forum the following question:
If someone came to you and said “I don’t know the first thing about what KM is, but I want to learn more about it – where should I start?”, what is the one resource (website, article or book) you would point them to?
Knowledge Management Has Many Facets by Karl M. Wiig was one of the suggestions.
Wiig contends that the knowledge management (KM) field is large and complex, with the many different reasons for working with KM resulting in different ways to view the field. In consideration of this, he suggests that there are at least four distinctly different KM facets:
KM as a Technology,
KM as a Discipline,
KM as a Management Practice and Philosophy, and
KM as a Societal and Enterprise Movement.
About the Author
Bruce Boyes is Editor and Lead Writer of RealKM Magazine, and a teacher at Shanxi University where he is establishing a new knowledge management course. He is an experienced knowledge manager, environmental manager, and educator with expertise in information and knowledge management, program and project management, environmental management and sustainability, community and stakeholder engagement and development, research, writing and editing, education and training, website management, and event and meeting management. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics).
With a demonstrated ability to collaboratively identify and implement innovative solutions to complex problems, Bruce’s career highlights include using agile approaches to implement an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading the development and implementation of a knowledge strategy process for the natural resource management organisations across Australia, and pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to help communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments.