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Bill Proudfit
Continuing on from from my last post I’m wondering how culture impacts how knowledge gets used in the workplace. When people choose to share their experience they usually do it with someone they know and like. If the workplace is divided up into groups based on language, ethnic group, gender or age then most of […]
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Bill Proudfit
I’m up early this morning and looking out the windows over the grounds of abandoned fireworks factory next to my building in Taipa. The Chinese loons have woken me up at 6 am. Masses of old banyan trees and thick undergrowth with some unfortunate trash and tumbled down metal chain-link fencing. There is a stucco […]
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Bill Proudfit
Knowledge Management is culture specific. How a group interacts, chooses to include and exclude members, how to express importance or trivia, how to give and receive are all topics that anthropologists have for decades studied and pondered. Anthropologists rely on informants and solid anthropology fieldwork requires that there are informants from a cross-sections of age, […]
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Bill Proudfit
This continues on from a post in late February when the Toyota quality problem was all over the news, see here. The President of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, had just testified to the US congressional committee. When I was in Hong Kong I was watching a lot of NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai) World ~ Japan’s English […]
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Bill Proudfit
  This posting is derived from an earlier post from my Baoman’s blog. This is based on a much more simplified version from a Patrick Lambe video on how to conduct a knowledge audit. This wheel also owes a lot to David Snowden’s ASHEN framework but the language has been changed and simplified. I recommend […]
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Bill Proudfit
In knowledge management there is quite a lot of interest and use of anthropological and ethnographic methodologies. It is important to know the limitations of these methodologies. Simply listening to people’s stories is not ‘doing anthropology’ although that seems to be a rather common practice in knowledge management. I studied Anthropology for an undergraduate degree […]
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Bill Proudfit
I’m very happy to do this CE guest blogging for the next two weeks. I started blogging earlier this year and have found it a very useful place to organize my thoughts on knowledge management. I’ve worked for many years at the intersection of library science, information management, records management and knowledge management. For me, […]
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