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If you were tasked with hiring consultants to perform knowledge engineering for your organization, what abilities, understandings and skills would you look for in consultants? How would you rank order the importance of these characteristics? Is it important for them to have experience in your industry sector? With organizations of similar size? With your geographical region? Discuss your search strategy.

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The Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) needs to broadly possess two major attributes - leading and managing qualities. He needs to be an entrepreneur and a strategist who can understand the implications of using KM to transform organisations. At the same time he needs to be a consultant to listen to other people's ideas, incorporate them and nurture them if they fit the knowledge vision.

As for managing qualities, he needs to be techno-savvy. The CKO has to ...

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Hiring consultants for knowledge engineering