What a way to start the day. Breakfast with peers and colleagues with an interest in Knowledge Management on a wonderful sunny morning in downtown Brisbane. It doesn’t get much better (professionally that is).
I am speaking of the breaky catchups of the QKM Forum here in Brisbane known as ‘KM over Coffee’. This is held on the third Thursday of the month at a nice spot in Brisbane Square at the Shingle Inn cafe.
The catchups were originally an alternative to organised activities and presentations and have been going on for the last 18 months. It was much easier on all of us to just set up a time and place and see who could make it. We are now planning on maintaining the catchups for those who can make it and complement these with some other activities (site visits, peer assists, guest speakers etc…).
Mostly we have two or three people available on that morning to catchup but today was a bumper crop (14 of us. Tables had to be rearranged several times to cater for the volume).
During the limited time we had, we were able to do a round of ‘classic’ introductions (name, role, current priorities) and we then broke the group up into 3 teams which were each given the task of discussing and deciding:
“If you could ask this group of fellow KMers one question, what would it be?”
The responses were:
- How do we get senior leadership to buy-in to KM?
- How would you monitise the value of KM in an organisation?
- How do you motivate people to adopt KM practices?
We then used the first question to share our experiences and views on the point. The other two we’ll save up for next time.
A big thankyou to all those at the recent actKM Conference who pointed some Brisbane KM orphans our way.
Next catchup will follow a slightly different format and involve festive season drinkies. See you all there.