Please note: this event is in English, and you MUST sign-up on the Meetup site, here: https://www.meetup.com/Berlin-Knowledge-Management-Meetup/events/251174515/
I (Stephanie Barnes, the organiser) have had several people ask me to do a session on the chapter that I recently published in the book, KM Matters (a free PDF is available here http://www.johngirard.net/kmmatters/), so that’s what this meeting is about. (There’s also a video of me talking about the chapter, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5Liv_-786s).
The chapter is about creativity and innovation and their connection to KM:
We seem to have spent so much time in the last 100+ years trying to drive efficiency and effectiveness into our processes, in-deed, those are often two of the main drivers of KM implementations. How to do things faster, with more quality, with better outcomes, reduce waste, reduce re-work. These are not bad things, but in our push to be effective and efficient many of our organizations have removed time for reflection, for questioning, for considering alternatives from the process.
Innovation and creativity are powerful skills that we need for differentiation purposes in our organisations, and to which we are attracted as humans. Sadly, too often we let self-criticism and anxiety as well as the drive for efficiency and effectiveness hold us back from being creative.
In the right environment, and with the right tools and techniques, we can progress past these blocks and let creativity and innovation become a regular, useful part of our daily lives, careers, and workplaces. This chapter outlines how to incorporate creativity and innovation into your knowledge management activities and why it is important that you do so.
Please bring your thoughts and questions, this is not going to be me (Stephanie) standing and lecturing, we will do some creativity activities and reflect on what it means to be creative in our lives and careers.
Arrive and network: 18:30 – 19:00
Activities and discussion: 19:00 – 20:30