According to its profile as of March 24, 3014, this group, Knowledge Management in Government, has 821 members. Despite the large size, I perceive a lack of time or commitment to sharing, probably due to circumstances beyond members’ control. Maybe people have changed jobs and forgot to disenroll themselves. Or maybe they retired.
There has been a similar drop in participation in the Federal Knowledge Management Working Group and little participation by government employees in the major LinkedIn forums.
- What is causing this decline in interest?
- Are federal KM programs going by the wayside?
- Do federal KM program workers have too much on their plate?
- Are federal employees banned from participating in closed forums such as this one?
KM continues to pop up like mushrooms in my agency and I’ve seen bits and pieces of activity in the federal section. I am not sure what the answer is for the decline in participation in these social forums. Not being much of a leader, I’m clueless as to how to forge a vibrant KM community. I have the same issue within my own organization and I don’t have the answers, but I am certainly open to suggestions. I will stay that when FKMWG was at its strongest, I was saturated with new ideas, opposing viewpoints, suggestions, and, as fitting to the profession, new knowledge from the KM stalwarts.
So, what happens from here?
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