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The experts agree that widely disseminating knowledge is crucial in the era of knowledge work. How is this best accomplished, in the most concrete of terms?

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How can we best manage combining autonomous, self-directed performance by knowledge workers with the interconnecting needs of the organization?

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1. The experts agree that widely disseminating knowledge is crucial in the era of knowledge work. How is this best accomplished, in the most concrete of terms?

Knowledge management (KM) is the 'facilitating processes by which knowledge is created, shared and used. Knowledge needs to be managed to be useful, which involves disseminating the knowledge widely though the organization. KM is also "about changing the way everyone works, which requires changing people's behaviors and work patterns" KM is basically about people - "how they create, share and use knowledge, thus knowledge management programs should have both a "collecting" and a "connecting" dimension." (http://www.ifad.org/operations/policy/cosop/guidelines/appendix14.htm)
Disseminating of explicit knowledge is part of the collecting dimension of KM, which involves linking people with information. Knowledge is widely disseminated through the connecting (and sharing) dimension of KM mainly by linking people with people. It specifically links "the people who ...

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Discusses disseminating knowledge and how it is accomplished at work, as well as how we best manage combining autonomous, self-directed performance by knowledge workers with the interconnecting needs of the organization.

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