The Art of Knowledge
I'm sitting here going through some old disks that my Dad had laying around. I came across a whole bunch of small papers and proposals that he wrote about Enterprise Arhtiecture, KM and eLearning. Here's some excerpts:
"Homeland Security bespeaks historic complexity. Thousands of institutions and millions of people must interwork. A myriad of work teams must learn to manage matrixed processes, build collaborative communities, organize infinite knowledge choices; all while delivering real time services against varying tides of organizational cultures."
"People Defined Architecture processes are the only strategy which can deliver: 1) timely team and institutional collaboration, 2) effective performance management, 3) crucial skill and competency deployment and, 4) cost effective coordination of shared processes for first responders and catastrophic events: health services, warnings, hospitals, intelligence, citizens, schools, agencies, business, etc"
"The self-directed work team is the essence of the future of America. Only agile teams can filter unlimited knowledge; absorb exponential IT; develop and wield critical skills and competencies; network with other teams; and, continually hone these capabilities, and manage time-critical, collaborative, enterprise processes. The Homeland Security Department could cement national readiness, cultivate private sector support; and, ensure cost effectiveness by tapping into the team spirit innate to American culture."
"Knowledge is organic information. Information's root word, to inform, is passive. The root of knowledge, to know, becomes manifest only in human consciousness. Ubiquitous human networking, supported by a litany of advancing eSystems, escalates the gravity of this distinction beyond current preparedness and timetables for implementation"
"We have developed a skills-centric model. Skills are the common denominator in a three tiered-interrelated-interdependent-interworking referential infrastructure of workflow, eSystem integration and dynamic organizational communities. The granular component of our enterprise measurement and management systems are learning, business and skill objects."
That's really good. A poetic view of the future is a great start for inspiration, and it inspired me, but it is a poor way to continue building a house. Without the tools of implementation, the ideas aren't worth the paper they are written on. Would anyone have cared much about Lincoln's great speaches had it not been for his convicitons throughout the Civil War?
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