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Virtual session: How can we make sure our knowledge management is evidence-based?

ISKO Singapore virtual panel session, Friday 23 April 2021, 3.30-5.00pm (Singapore time). The virtual session is free of charge to anyone, but all participants must register in advance. For further information and registration, please visit the event page.

Too much of knowledge management practice is ad hoc and improvised, and based on opinions, whether of management or of consultants or “gurus”. Management practice more generally suffers from this as well, but knowledge management has been slow to catch up with the growing recognition of the value of evidence-based practice.

In recognition of this, RealKM Magazine is a freely available and multi-award-winning web resource that has been established with the specific purpose of supporting the growth of evidence-based knowledge management.

In this exciting panel, the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) Singapore Chapter will be joined by the founders of, and regular contributors to, RealKM Magazine: Bruce Boyes, Stephen Bounds, and Charles Dhewa.

We’ll discuss a range of questions including:

  1. How can we make our own practice more evidence-based and less opinion-based?
  2. What counts as evidence in knowledge management?
  3. Does it make sense to speak of evidence-based practice when a great deal of knowledge use is an internal act, or not susceptible to direct observation?
  4. Are all opinions bad evidence? How do we know good evidence when we see it?
  5. How do we know when our practice is evidence-based?
  6. What discovery methods for needs analysis and decision-making work best in an evidence-based approach?

The virtual panel session is free of charge to anyone, but all participants must register in advance. For further information and registration, please visit the event page. Registered participants will be sent information about how to join the panel.

Patrick Lambe

A globally recognised knowledge management practitioner, Patrick was originally trained in Information and Library Science. He arrived in KM via a second career in training and development, and has been based in Singapore for 26 years. Patrick is the author of Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisation Effectiveness (Oxford: Chandos 2007), co-author with Nick Milton of The Knowledge Manager's Handbook (London: Kogan Page 2016), Visiting Professor in the KIM PhD programme at Bangkok University, President of the International Society for Knowledge Organization Singapore Chapter and a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management For Development Journal, and Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation. His 2011 paper on the history of knowledge management "The Unacknowledged Parentage of Knowledge Management" won a Highly Commended Award in the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012.

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