The Problem with Organizational Change Management (OCM)

I presented at the KMI Institute’s 2019 KM Showcase last week. Fantastic event. (Zach, great conference. Thanks for asking me to present and to speak on the closing panel – (either Zach needed a stooge on stage, or as someone who has seen the inner workings of information and knowledge management within DoD and the Read more about The Problem with Organizational Change Management (OCM)[…]

Government & Commercial Human Resources: Stagnation during the Digital Awakening

In many ways the world is stuck thinking about and making use of “digital things” by equating them and implementing them to things it knew and understood before the dawn of the Digital Age. In terms of KM (Knowledge Management), File Management is a classic example of one of those “digital things”. With little understanding Read more about Government & Commercial Human Resources: Stagnation during the Digital Awakening[…]

I’m a CIO in the cloud era…what do I do now?

“Most of everything I saw and learned over the course of my career has been swallowed by the cloud!” “Who am I now?” The traditional role of CIOs and the organizational infrastructure beneath has collapsed. The cloud “raptures” all the communications and electronics equipment responsibilities and cloud service provisions to the cloud service provider, relieving Read more about I’m a CIO in the cloud era…what do I do now?[…]

GovKM.com – Which Government Information Needs Management?

It was rightly brought to my attention that’s it’s incorrect for this blog to assert that “ALL” government knowledge, information, and data (KI&D) is in need of knowledge management discipline. Apologies for not clarifying. General government knowledge, information, and data (better named “Government Business KI&D”) is the thematic subject of this blog’s articles. Government business KI&D is the knowledge, information, Read more about GovKM.com – Which Government Information Needs Management?[…]

GovKM.com – So, how can government knowledge be controlled?

Taking control of all organizational government knowledge, information and data (KI&D) has rarely been attempted possibly because of negative absolutes that surround it: Information can’t be controlled; Managing information is the users’ job and they don’t know what they’re doing; The cost of getting it straight is prohibitive. These are complete fallacies. Information can be controlled, Read more about GovKM.com – So, how can government knowledge be controlled?[…]

GovKM.com – Where is all of a government employee’s personally-created knowledge and information?

Although this is a blog for Government Knowledge Management, for the reasons I’m explaining below this article also applies to industry. Concerning employee-created knowledge and information, it should be understood that the traditional vertical movement process for more money or higher positions within industry has changed.  Moving vertically “up the ladder” in a single organization has Read more about GovKM.com – Where is all of a government employee’s personally-created knowledge and information?[…]

GovKM.com – New LinkedIn Group: Government Knowledge Management

Hello Everyone, Please join the newly-created Government Knowledge Management Group on LinkedIn. Help solve how Knowledge and Information (K&I) is defined within government, what Knowledge Management is within government, and the scope of work for knowledge managers and KM teams across all levels of government, the military, and, in many cases, in industry by creating and contributing Read more about GovKM.com – New LinkedIn Group: Government Knowledge Management[…]

GovKM.com – New Information Title? – Content Strategist

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. recently placed a job listing on Careerbuilder (for as long as the link lasts) under the job title, Content Strategist. In addition to a paragraph of general consultant expectations, the most interesting bullets in the job description read: [X] years of experience with content strategy and organization with enterprise–level Web content management system Experience with Read more about GovKM.com – New Information Title? – Content Strategist[…]

GovKM.com – Shared Concept of the Organizational Data Structure

2 Points Here Point 1) Awareness and Use of the Shared Data Concept In the early 1980’s, there was the first generation of INFOCOM’s great text adventure game series, Zork I. Being pre-GUI days, this game was completely text and relied on a constantly sustained image of an underworld kingdom fixed in gamers’ imaginations. To get a Read more about GovKM.com – Shared Concept of the Organizational Data Structure[…]