Posts Categorized: PKMastery

learning in the complex domain

Personal knowledge mastery (PKM) can be a lens to examine how knowledge flows in organizations and human systems, especially from a perspective beyond formal training and education. “A model of curation for the digital era that is being used in health and care is Harold Jarche’s ‘Personal Knowledge Mastery’ (PKM). This is about individuals making… Read more »

the codification of knowledge

Nick Milton raises an interesting point about the terms implicit, explicit,and tacit knowledge. Do you know what each term means? It seems that many in the knowledge management discipline does not. Which of these three most closely matches your understanding of the term “Explicit Knowledge” A. Knowledge which has been explained in some way (spoken… Read more »

filtering out the crap

“ninety percent of everything is crap” —Sturgeon’s Revelation “Twitter is often derided as a forum for gossip and nonsense, which it also is. But I find more serious discussion of critical issues, more sources shared and claims checked here than in most of the mainstream media.” —George Monbiot While 90% of what is shared on… Read more »

PKM at seventeen

Seventeen years ago I was introduced to PKM by Lilia Efimova. To a great extent PKM is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides. Companies should recognise that their employees are not “human resources”, but investors who bring their expertise… Read more »

ordinary creativity

Karen Caldwell calls personal knowledge mastery — ordinary creativity (3.5 minute video). I think this is a great analogy as PKM is something that anyone can practice and improve. Karen asks what does ordinary creativity mean for you as a “social learner, digital author, prosumer, digital audience, and consumer”. She identifies ways to present information such… Read more »

Working Smarter Field Guide

Note: The Working Smarter with PKM Field Guide is available as a PDF. Here it is as a web page. CC-BY-NC-SA Working Smarter with Personal Knowledge Mastery The Changing Nature of Human Work For the past several centuries we have used human labour to do what machines cannot. First the machines caught up with us… Read more »

subject matter networks

We live in a networked world. Is it even possible for one person to have sufficient expertise to understand a complex situation such as this pandemic? So do we rely on one subject matter expert or rather a subject matter network? I have noted many discrepancies between advice from our Chief Medical Officer of Health… Read more »

connect, challenge, create

Education won’t counter populism — changing education might Slovakia’s president, Zuzana Caputova, was elected in March 2019, and surprisingly showed a way out of the populist quagmire that many countries find themselves in. The tribal affiliations retrieved by the previous corrupt government, particularly via social media, were what Caputova had to counter in order to… Read more »

working smarter 2020

In 2010 we conducted a project to cultivate a fully engaged, high performing workforce through rapid, collaborative, informal, & self-directed learning at a US-based health insurance company of about 20,000 employees. It is summarized in the working smarter case study. Jump ahead a decade and similar issues continue to face large organizations. My recent client challenge… Read more »

trusted spaces

In my PKM workshops we discuss the differences between communities and networks. This includes the dark sides of communities as well as the constant doubt and outrage on social media. My general advice is to seek diverse perspectives in social networks but to seek more private, trusted communities for deeper conversations and understanding. I use… Read more »