Today I read John Bordeaux's excellent piece 'The Day DoD KM Died' . Once again the weight of the organization vs the nimbleness of the knowledge worker/warfighter dialectic raises it's ugly head.
Structured processes for accessing actionable knowledge continue to fail. In part, most large enterprises are slow to change, slow to learn. There is a very large body of literature going back to late 40's addressing the psychology of organizational change. the eternal conundrum- knowing vs. doing.
Today with the advent of near instant communication the knowing doing cycle has gone from months to days to hours to minutes to seconds to sub-seconds. Traditional organizations are simply not designed to take advantage of the knowing doing rapid cycle.
So here is my thought for the day- successful knowledge workers and warfighters need near instant access to information held by others outside of the formal information hierarchy. This very idea goes to the heart of the next evolution of information discovery, knowledge sharing resulting in actionable information.
For the first time ever such a platform has come into being. With it distributed teams anywhere in the world can share ideas, discoveries and a ha moments by using the iQuest grid-based knowledge discovery and distribution platform.
For the first time ever, a platform has been built to access any information anywhere based on both permissions basic social interpersonal and group constructs (known as various forms of social networking).