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Re: Corporate Push Back and K-Logs

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  • Larry Irons
    ... ... option: bemoan potential problems with powerful new tools -or- deploy those tools, face the opposition, and reap the benefits. ... John, You
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 10, 2001
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      --- In klogs@y..., "John Robb" <jrobb@u...> wrote:
      > Dear K-Loggers,
      >
      <snip>
      > There is lots of innovation going on out there. You have the
      option: bemoan potential problems with powerful new tools -or-
      deploy those tools, face the opposition, and reap the benefits.
      >
      > Sincerely,
      >
      > John Robb

      John,

      You are absolutely right. Bear in mind that cynicism is most
      typically a symptom of frustrated optimism. So, regardless of push-
      back and reluctance to share, there are meaningful opportunities for
      innovators. Peter Drucker is a seminal figure in organizational
      studies and in the long run I agree that what he outlines is likely
      to occur. But, realize, he has been saying very similar things for
      many, many, many years. Drucker has been graced with a very long and
      productive life.

      K-Logging has the potential to change the dynamics of how knowledge
      is shared in organizations, but is limited to the extent that
      organizational culture and the communications climate changes to
      accomodate it. I tend to think that, rather than the market alone,
      the demographic changes Drucker points to will be decisive in tipping
      the balance needed to make such basic changes in organizational
      culture and communications. It will take at least another half-
      generation to begin seeing the outlines of what he discusses clearly.

      Larry
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