Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tipping Point of KM...The 3Cs

If you're a KMer.....you must leave your comments against this post. I really want to know whether others have tried it....thought about it this way....or have something to add....whatever....

I've honestly believed in and used all the three concepts mentioned above, outside of the Tipping Point influence.....and saw this link between the three Tipping Point concepts and KM implementation only in retrospect. Nevertheless, I decided to spend the time to articulate it quickly for two reasons....beginners may find it useful to remember and use and this will perhaps be an easy way to 'sell' KM Implementation Strategy to the management in your organization. I hope the mind map above conveys my thoughts effectively. If you want me to weave some text around it for better understanding, do let me know. Now, out with your thoughts and comments on this one, please. I am looking for some good conversations on this one....

PS: The whole thing can be labelled as the 3Cs of KM- Champions, Communication, Context.

Update: Apologies if you've not read The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell....I guess this post will not make sense if you haven't. And I am afraid I can't make it easier for you to understand this post if so - It would be difficult to summarize the book here....but ,anyways, the book digs into the reasons why some ideas and concepts are very popular and when and why exactly they take off....so, given that KM is something that a lot of KMers struggle to introduce and popularize in organizations, I felt that it would be good to learn from the Tipping Point concepts.... :-)

5 comments:

brocasarea said...

to be frank i didnt quite understand the meaning of KM!..can u explain???

Nimmy said...

:-) KM - Knowledge Management - a function or rather management philosophy and concept that organizations use to leverage on the collective knowledge of its workforce....it is about knowledge sharing, collective thinking and learning, learning from the past, reusing stuff, innovation through collaboration etc. that's what i work on....and you may be interested to know that KM is a function that exists in the medical and pharmaceutical fields as well...in the medical field it is about getting doctors to think together (solve a case with combined experience) or simply share stuff about various cases and learn from each other....and in the pharma industry, it is typically used to get a medicine on time to the market by making good and quick use of the intellectual resources...


in this post, i try to use the tipping point concepts (that contemplates why some ideas work really well) to decide how to implement a KM strategy such that it takes off really well in the organization and becomes popular....

Alok said...

these are extremely informative posts ..

Alok

Nimmy said...

hey alok wordsworth, :-)
thanks for saying so, buddy....! :-) so, tell me....i am curious....do you use KM as an enabler in your organization (bank?)?? and if yes, what for and how well does it work? i hope it is okay for you to answer these questions without violating any confidentiality rules... ;-)
take care
nimmy

brocasarea said...

ohkk....thanks!...u sound like Edward Debono!!:)..and nice post!