Knowledge Management

The answer is yes, but remind me the question ? -- Woody Allen

Knowledge Management is about Finding Stuff.
Organizations produce more and more knowledge, lose it, hire consultants to retrieve it, redo the same mistakes at different places and times.
That has a cost. Any individual with that pattern would be sent out for counselling on consistency, efficiency, and credibility.

We can help.

What’s in there for you

Living with Google means living with the illusion that things must be easy to find. That is true, if you know what you are looking for, of if you work with great numbers.

Knowledge and information is many. That may be the name of that guy you met in Niamey and was working on onion exports. Household consumption in Tajikistan, consistent with Bolivia’s. Publications, website or newsletters you’re not aware of. News from the field or peers in similar organizations. Funds or jobs openings.

Collaboration and sharing knowledge is proven to help your organization improve. But it takes It takes living, vacularized systems.
So – one more box to tick on a long task list? Sure. But the good news is, you’re not alone.

The IT part of KM is the easy part.

Or – should be the easy part. Finding incentives and resources for document tagging and vetting, making sure people circulate the
information they get, maintain networks despite turnovers and policy changes, that’s what takes time and efforts. We can do the rest.

Focus on the essential

Taken to the extreme, the Internet attitude means that (i) you don’t need to store anything anymore and (ii) anything your eyes leave is already obsolete.
That’s wrong, of course. You are depository of unvaluable knowledge produced by your organization, and this knowledge is cumulative.

However the endless tragi-comedy of peer-to-peers and governments is a sign that the times are changing. Publish and store is not an option anymore. Organizations have to adapt to this new paradigm of information production, capture, storage, retrieval, push, and dissemination.

How Resources currently invested in producing and gotten from selling actual publications may have to be redistributed in the near future, making it a top priority for knowledge-based organizations to have a well-established presence in the online knowledge world. On top of being a very appropriate way to report on donor resource usage and advocate on key issues.

We are also most willing to send experts who could cast a fresh eye on brainstorming or retreat sessions about these evolutions.

Knowledge Projects

Adoption of KM tools

In the context of a country office with very variable computer literacy and limited resource and personnel, implementing..