Building Knowledge Sharing Communities Using Team Expertise Access Maps
Aalto University; University of Melbourne
Baylink Consulting Pty Ltd
Monash University - Faculty of Engineering
William P. Hall
University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Engineering; Kororoit Institute
International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 279-296, 2009
It is difficult for large and geographically dispersed organisations to manage personal knowledge for easy discovery and sharing, especially in the areas of identification, indexing and codification of the knowledge held in people’s heads and the cultural issues of discovery, mutual trust and sharing. We have prototyped a methodology based on mind mapping and a relational database to codify, index and map staff knowledge. This includes an interview process to build trust while eliciting career histories, plus a relationally based graphical knowledge retrieval structure making it easy for other staff to determine who is likely to posses the kind of knowledge needed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: autopoiesis, career history database, communities of practice, human resource management, knowledge mapping, mind mapping, tacit knowledge transfer
JEL Classification: D21, L20, M11, M14, M54, O30Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 27, 2011
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