Can knowledge be managed?
Many people say knowledge can’t be managed. Certainly knowledge can’t be controlled, but you can capture and share knowledge and create an environment where this practice is encouraged.
- Right Conditions – we need an entrepreneurial organization and a common, reliable infrastructure;
- Right Means – we need to have a systematic approach, tools, and processes for managing knowledge; and
- Right Actions – where people instinctively seek, share, and leverage know-how & new ideas.
“A investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin FranklinFor a fascinating 70 minute podcast about Franklin’s take on sharing knowledge, building on the work of others, the copyright-ability of legal briefs, and the 1787 Constitutional Convention, click here (Lewis Hyde, “The Cultural Commons”, Harvard’s Berkman Center, 13 February 2007)