Thursday 21 January 2010

KM as gardening

Dedicated gardener
Originally uploaded by ktylerconk

People often think of KM as being Organic, or being an Ecosystem, and thats a pretty good metaphor in some ways. But anyone with a garden will know that if you want to produce flowers or vegetables, then "Organic" is hard work, and requires a lot of management. You don't just "create the conditions so anything can grow", because all you get is weeds. You create the conditions, fertilise the soil, plant the seeds, remove the weeds, deter the pests, tend and water and fertilise, and eventually your flowers and vegetables will grow. If knowledge is Organic, then KM is Gardening.

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