Knowledge managementFor leaders, the flow of information within their company ought to be a primary concern. The need for developing horizonal information flow is critical as is the avoidence of allowing islands of information to develop leading to fragmented knowledge. In virtual and decentralised structures gettos of information develop all to easily. Getting this information out to the wider network becomes critical especially when it comes to…

the ability of the company to learn. Exploiting the benefits of corporate learning are dependant on the transference, sharing and leverage of information. In The Individualized Corporation (buy it at or, Ghoshal and Bartlett state that, “building employee development into the ongoing routine of corporate life usually contributes to learning in ways companies do not anticipate…By forcing partners to take on the role of professors, they (the McKinsay partners) began to articulate and document knowledge that had long been tacit. Equally important was the impact on the participants who not only learnt about new tools, models, and frameworks but also developed the contacts and relationships that became a vital pert of the firm’s ability to develop and diffuse knowledge rapidly around the world” (p82).
In blogging is a significant tool to accomplish this. But then again this is an environment where information is shared and the glass edifices of transparency repeatedly cleaned. It would be more difficult in environment where this isn’t the case but that is the challenge inherent in an emerging Connection economy. Leaders will need to rethink and possibly redefine their approach to information (un)management and organisational learning. Certainly blogging is one way to take a step in the right direction.

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