Eric Mack and I will present a new workshop on personal knowledge management at the 11th annual KMWorld & Intranets Conference and Exhibition. New Fundamentals of Knowledge Worker Productivity will be on November 5, 2007 while the main sessions and show are Nov. 6-8. The venue is the McEnery Convention Center, in San Jose, California.
Personal KM explores how expertise and effectiveness scale up to organizational value with a focus on the capabilities and contributions of each and every knowledge worker. PKM starts with individual priorities and processes that lead to self-organization in the workplace with values, skills and tools to build stronger teams and networks from the ground up.
Successful companies know they have to evolve. Executives consider knowledge worker productivity to be a priority for bottom-line results. Knowledge workers need to make informed decisions, but then they need to translate decisions into successful actions.
Following on popular PKM sessions at past conferences, this year’s workshop teams PKM pioneer Steve Barth with eProductivity expert Eric Mack for solutions that will work for you and your organization. Together, they offer a framework for sustainable personal and team effectiveness that blends learning and collaboration-oriented tools and practices with the kinds of action and outcome-focused habits and behaviors found in action management methodologies (such as David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” or Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits”).
One of the first to write about PKM, Steve Barth is a recognized authority on knowledge management and organizational learning, especially the dynamic relationships between individual knowledge workers and their peers, teams, organizations and communities. An award winning business writer, he was a founding editor of Knowledge Management magazine (now destinationKM.com), helped launch Emergence: Complexity and Organisations, and wrote the “Personal Toolkit” column for KM World. He was the first Visiting Scholar to Harvard's Learning Innovations Lab in 2002 and served as editorial director for the Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity (now Cognitive Edge Pte). Steve currently advises international corporate and government clients.
Eric Mack, founder and president of ICA, an eProductivity consulting firm that specializes in improving personal and workgroup productivity through the smart use of information, communication and action technologies and methodologies. “Getting Things Done” guru David Allen, an ICA client for the past 15 years, says, “Eric has the unique capability to synthesize the incredibly complex world of computers and communication technology into language and contexts that are understandable and meaningful to the real needs of my business.” Eric holds a degree in Organizational Management and is currently doing graduate work in Knowledge Management.