Seek Sense Share

Note: my blog is where I hammer out ideas, so you may be finding some of these posts a bit repetitive. Sorry about that 😉

My working definition of personal knowledge management:

PKM: a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively and contribute to society.

PKM is also an enabling process for wirearchy: ” a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority based on knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results enabled by interconnected people and technology”

Some Observations:

PKM is part of the social learning contract.
PKM works best when knowledge is shared.
Organizational Knowledge Management (KM) is dependent on effective PKM processes.
Standardizing PKM destroys it.

Explaining PKM:

I have looked at the PKM process as:

Sort-Categorize-Make Explicit-Retrieve

Currently I use:

Seek > Sense > Share

11 Responses to “Seek Sense Share”

  1. Dennis Callahan

    Harold – this is great that your sharing your thoughts as you think this through. One thought I have is about your graphic on page 6 of your slideshow where seek is the 1st step in your process.

    Should seek be the first step or are you taking the sense making process from the seek phase? We try to make sense of things that we didn’t seek. A situation has caught your attention (e.g., conversation, picture, word, event) and you need to make sense of this. What about something like “recognize” or “identify”.

    Thanks for including us in your thinking process.

    • Harold Jarche

      The key to learning is curiosity so maybe I have to figure that in as well. Thanks for the feedback, Dennis. I don’t think I’m ever going to have a stable model 😉

      That’s life in perpetual Beta.


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