Knowledge Management

Catalogue of Competencies in Knowledge Management

In 2019 Angelika Mittelmann and I, together with a small focus group in the GfWM (German and Austrian Society for Knowledge Management), developed a catalogue of competencies for various roles in knowledge management. Recently, we had the opportunity to present this catalogue to an expert panel of the Singapore Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). This is the reason why this catalogue is now also available in English language. Feel free to use it! We are looking forward to you sharing your profiles – created with this catalogue – with us. And of course we are happy about any feedback.

Simply explained: another short story on competence

The third episode of our little series Simply explained is now online. This time we talk about the term Competence and answer the question whether there is a difference between competence and knowledge (duration 2’34 Min):

For the creative graphics I have to thank Dr. Paolo Ravalli. Good job, Paolo! As always. It is a pleasure to work with you.

And again: All videos are published under Creative Commons and may therefore be used freely, integrated into own learning platforms etc. But of course we are happy if you mention the source.

Simply explained: second episode launched

The second episode of our new series Simply explained is now online. This time we talk about the difference between explicit and implicit knowledge (duration 3’16 Min):

For the creative graphics I have to thank Dr. Paolo Ravalli. Good job, Paolo!

And again: All videos are published under Creative Commons and may therefore be used freely, integrated into own learning platforms etc. But of course we are happy if you mention the source.

Simply explained – new video series launched

Today I have published the first episode of a little video series on my Youtube channel. Under the title Simply explained, Paolo Ravalli, who is responsible for the graphic realization, and I will explain in the coming months core terms and concepts around knowledge management in a concise and simple form.

In the first episode we answer the question: What is knowledge?

Enjoy watching (duration 3’01 min)!

Ideas and suggestions for further topics to be treated? Then please write me an email!

And not to forget: All videos are published under Creative Commons and may therefore be used freely, integrated into own learning platforms etc. But of course we are happy if you mention the source.

What diving has to do with the SECI model

In one of my university courses the students are asked to produce a short video on a core concept of knowledge management. Alisa Ruths chose the SECI model and created a wonderful video explanation…which was retrieved on the internet by a huge international company that now wants to use it for their internal KM training. To this purpose Alisa created an English version of her video which I proudly present here:

By the way, the German version can be found here.

Weiter geht’s mit Folge 3 zur ISO 30401

In Folge 3 der kleinen Serie rund um die neue internationale Norm ISO30401 Knowledge Management Systems – Requirements geht es um die Leitprinzipien, auf die sich die Norm ihren Anforderungen beruft (Dauer 4 Min):

In der nächsten und auch schon letzten Folge wird es dann schließlich um die eigentlichen Normanforderungen an ein Wissensmanagement-System gehen. Bleiben Sie also dabei!

ISO 30401 – Erklärvideo Folge 1

In 4 kurzen Erklärvideos möchte ich Ihnen in den nächsten Wochen die neue internationale Norm ISO 30401 Knowledge Management Systems – Requirements vorstellen.

In der aktuellen ersten Folge (Dauer 5:00 Min) geht es um den Hintergrund:

  • Welche Intention verfolgt die Norm?
  • Wie und warum ist sie entstanden?
  • Was sind wesentliche Elemente?

Fortsetzung folgt… In Folge 2 werden wir uns die grundlegenden Definitionen näher anschauen.

The impact of information technology on knowledge creation

I am very proud about some numbers sent to me today: The article The impact of information technology on knowledge creation: An affordance approach to social media, which I wrote in 2014 together with Prof. Heinz-Theo Wagner and Dr. David Wagner and which was published in the Journal of Enterprise Information Management, has been downloaded over 5000 times and received over 100 citations in various scientific publications.

Curious? Here you go!