IKM professionals needed!

96iToOfvThe 2015 edition of the Global Knowledge Management Observatory© Survey by Dr. David Griffiths from the K3-Cubed Ltd (and originally in the first 2011 edition from the University of Edinburgh) lists headlines for knowledge management for the year.

The general conclusion is that there is a lot of things to do. KM is not done properly, people are not satisfied to its contributions, it lacks maturity and integration and it is still considered to be technology-led. KM professionals have difficulties to get recognition and often fail to meet the demand of KM in organisations.

I would be inclined to say that much of these problems can be led back to one more  headline of the report that “Knowledge Management, as a field or area of practice, is argued to be suffering from a lack of specialist practitioners”. Information and knowledge management can be successful  is only through the dedicated work of (I)KM professionals with a comprehensive understanding of what IKM is, how it is practiced (and that it is a question of people, management communication and leadership rather than technology) and how it relates to the core business of the organisation.

And yes, that is what you learn with us at Åbo Akademi University.


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