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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Integrated Learning - And Knowledge Management

If you've been following "the overarching thread"...

... you've learned that the Six Disciplines Methodology of business-building is an integration of best practices of the following business tenets:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Quality Management
  • Integrated Learning
  • Business Process Automation
  • People Performance Management
  • Measure-Driven Improvement
Elearnspace had this interesting perspective on the issue of knowledge management (KM), which is at the core of Integrated Learning, or what many refer to as "organizational learning."

Their assessment?

  • It's all about learning - KM, information management, elearning, performance support, content management, etc.
  • KM is not a thing to itself. It's a tool for organizational learning (and, as a by product, organizational effectiveness or capacity to achieve intended goals/strategies).
  • Those who over-hyped KM (and made a valuable concept largely meaningless) fail to understand that KM was never about managing knowledge.
  • It was, and still is, about achieving other goals. It's a means.

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