Ray MacNeil replied to the topic The tension between your government’s security policy and the public policy function in the forum Canadians & Government 6 years, 11 months ago
Thanks for sharing this. This sounds like a model that we should look at more carefully. We already have people here interested in the open data projects in BC, as well as a couple of people here who have recently been in BC.
We’ll talk soon.
My fellow Canadians (and others),
For some time the policy folks in our government (Nova Scotia) have been dealing with the tension between the obvious need for security in IT systems and the need for space and tools to do good public policy. The latter of course, includes, especially this day and age, the need to collaborate with people (who…[Read more]
Agreed. But my sense is that when people are ‘really’ wanting to talk about KM, I interpret that to mean they’re asking about tacit knowledge.
BTW, nice of you to visit us up here in Canada Steve. Having a great winter so far in Nova Scotia (far east). I think the high today will be 11C (approx 54F). Not bad for us in Dec.
Ray MacNeil replied to the topic Good Case Study on how NIAID used ECM to reduce costs and free up resources in the forum Knowledge Management in Government 7 years, 11 months ago
A little friendly advice.
Was just going through your previous posts in other forums. From what I can see, all you are posting is your company’s (OpenTExt) marketing materials on the site. I don’t have a problem with people trying to make a living, surely someone finds this stuff useful, but hey… contribute a thought or something…[Read more]
My experience with this is that (KM) succession planning is largely something that people love to talk about but do not want to invest in. I think that partly has to do with the systems they work in. Those systems don’t allow for that work to take place in any substantive way.
Jeff Lawrence from Cambridge Leadership Associates once said that…[Read more]
Yes, there are semantic issues as always. But largely I think people (the ones I respect anyhow) in KM understand the complexities of knowledge and its flow. Someone once contrasted individual knowledge from corporate or organizational knowledge. I thought that was an interesting perspective. As John said, knowledge as we know it largely exists in…[Read more]
I think that’s a good observation. My experience with this phenomenon is with our IM (information mgmt) folks. They do nothing that resembles (in my mind) KM, but when we talk about the gaps in our org their response is “oh, KM, yeh we do that”.
I think the neat social media folks are the ones that understanding the complex systems piece to…[Read more]
I’m surprised you were surprised. I would think that this is a no-brainer for KM folks. If they’re not interested in the flow of ideas in an org then they’re not in KM are they?
As for getting past just collecting ideas on how to improve, go to TEDTalks and look at the The Danger of a Single Story. Good piece. Then I would suggest you…[Read more]
With all the interest in this post on innovation I’m a little surprised that no one has mentioned Roger Schank, one of the great pioneers in A.I. and now an advocate for a re-born education system in the US (I’m in Canada and I’m completely jealous).
Anyhow, one of his famous quotes on innovation goes like this…
“Companies say they want to…[Read more]
Ray MacNeil replied to the topic Is “Trusting Your Gut” a Viable Decision-Making Method? in the forum Smarter Government: Analytics to Outcomes 8 years, 4 months ago
Remember with these sorts of things its almost always never an either/or.That’s certainly true in this case. Sometimes intuition is valuable, sometimes its dangerous.
Gladwell takes his argument too far. There are times when are decision making process can be highly automated. Typically this is in domains where we are highly knowledgeable…[Read more]
Thanks again John,
Let me put a finer point on this if I can. I am generally not one to show much concern for governance in this context. These are self-organizing spaces and that’s in large part why they work.
I think it’s thoroughness of discussion that will win the day. Not governance. So the idea is that perhaps you/we have some…[Read more]
Thanks for responding John. I was hoping I would hear from you.
But I think there’s a bigger issue here and that’s the relevancy of this group. If this stuff goes untested for reasons as you say (and I think you’re not the only one who has that opinion), then what are those looking for some direction in KM practices to think assuming that they…[Read more]
I am surprised that in 2 weeks no one has challenged the Dynamic Case Mgmt paper that was added May 25. Is there anyone out there?
With all due respect to the poster, I find the use of the complexity language in this paper troubling. Largely because the paper doesn’t actually say much about how to actually work in complex spaces. Even the graph…[Read more]
Ray MacNeil replied to the topic What are the major obstacles to using social media for knowledge management? in the forum Knowledge Management in Government 8 years, 5 months ago
Good question Andrew. I think for people who haven’t considered the role of complex systems theory, socail media needs to be considered in that context. See the rant about Blue Shirt Nation that Gary Koelling had a while back (don’t have the link… g on his blog and find it).
I don’t think he knew it at the time, but everything he was saying…[Read more]
Ray MacNeil replied to the topic Excellent GOV 2.0 White Paper – Social Software for Canadian Government in the forum Canadians & Government 9 years, 8 months ago
Are you able to link the actual paper or am I missing something?
Chirs (and others),
Here in Nova Scotia, Canada we have several pilot projects underway looking at the application of complexity principles to sensemaking using Dave Snowden’s methods. Goggle him if you want. If you want to know more, drop me a note. There are a number of complexity people out there who have an interest in government organization…[Read more]
Left a note for you on the CE blog where you contacted me first. I would also suggest you check out the work of Judith Innes at Berkeley (u can Google her)…. collaborative strategies around ‘adaptive policy systems’ and see what you think.
I’ll be happy to continue a conversation with you about this.
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