Knowledge Management: Who wants to be a Millionaire?
Normally at the beginning of a blog, I give an overview on what this blog is about, this time I am going to start differently with a quote I discovered in a book, which not only is a favourite of mine but gives an overall picture to what I will be going through today. ‘For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath’.
Can you win the million?
All will make sense as you read on, so without further ado, who wants to be a Millionaire? Let’s begin:
Complete the title of the James Bond Film…?
- Golden Tooth
- Golden Gun
- Golden Eagle
- Golden Delicious
If you answered with Golden Gun you are on your way to becoming a millionaire.
In which sport do two teams pull at opposite ends of a rope?
- Tug of war
- Ice Hockey
If you answered Tug of war, then you are on your way to becoming a millionaire.
The million-dollar question: Which King was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine?
- Henry I
- Henry II
- Richard I
- Henry V
If you answer Henry II, congratulations you are now a Millionaire, said to Judith Keppel by game show host Chris Tarrant in 2000. The question is why? How? What is this blog really about? The answer to all questions is Knowledge. As this site is about Skill and Structure specifically, this blog is about Knowledge Management.
This blog is dedicated to Alan Eardley a former University lecturer of mine who opened my eyes to the world of Knowledge Management before graduating; reflecting back on my University life, I realised that the Knowledge Management course was one of the most important courses I learnt at University.Dedication
Knowledge made Judith a millionaire and it is what makes most self-made people Millionaires. Knowledge is a key factor in success, and can take people to Millionaire status. How can you acquire knowledge? There are various ways to acquire knowledge for example, you can phone a friend and ask them the question you want to know; you can take a 50/50 gamble and use your instincts to acquire knowledge and my personal favourite ask the Browser.
Once you have the knowledge, the key is to manage it and have the ability to implement it in your everyday life.
Quick thought question
How many of you work in an organisation where the issue of Knowledge Management isn’t an issue? If that isn’t you, you need to write a book fast. Software Developers, how many of you have been in a situation where the one Developer is known for programming X and has left the organisation with little to no knowledge transfer?
Experience has taught me that knowledge in an organisation is not the main issue but managing that knowledge across a team. I should point out that these principles are not just for work but for your day to day activities. In order to archive success having knowledge management is key. The following are a few tips for knowledge management for the individual and the organisation.
Tips for managing knowledge management
- Find out who knows what you want to know and reach out regularly
- Find out how they know what they know
- Routinely test your understanding of your newly aquired knowledge
- Having information in an organisation is not the same thing as Knowledge. Understanding information is knowledge.
- Avoid single points of failure and have a centralised place for people to write knowledge and access knowledge.
- It is essential to understand that people are enablers of a successful implementation of Knowledge Management. Create an open environment with discussions and people forums; where people can exchange and share ideas without punishment.
This is a blog post to convey necessary steps to become successful in your desired career, goals or interests. Whether that be to become a millionaire in the fiscal sense or the spiritual one, the key thing about getting there is that some knowledge that needs to be gained and that knowledge needs to be managed.
Hopefully this blog post could be the start or the inspiration for you to keep going on your journey. Did this help? Want more? Let us know! Contact us via the Contact us page, make enquires by looking at what services we offer on the Service page.