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Take The Syle Guide and Shove It

With the increasing implementation of distributed publishing throughout organisations there is an increasing need to train content providers to help develop a more consistent approach and style for their online content

Column Two: Training intranet content providers via Planet KM

Hmmm ... "consistency". Why do we need consistency? Why are organisations so wary of individuality? It's the KM equivalent of insisting on people wearing suits. Surely the likelihood of people writing, and certainly writing something worth reading, is greater when there is a motivation beyond the utilitarian, some spark of self expression - dare I say it even creativity.

I had this horrible image of some poor soul finally having the balls to put their head above the parapet and write something only to have the consistency police swoop on them and insist that they squeeze every drop of originality out of it to reduce it to the same old same old that no one ever bothers to read anyway!

Take The Syle Guide and Shove It

With the increasing implementation of distributed publishing throughout organisations there is an increasing need to train content providers to help develop a more consistent approach and style for their online content

Column Two: Training intranet content providers via Planet KM

Hmmm ... "consistency". Why do we need consistency? Why are organisations so wary of individuality? It's the KM equivalent of insisting on people wearing suits. Surely the likelihood of people writing, and certainly writing something worth reading, is greater when there is a motivation beyond the utilitarian, some spark of self expression - dare I say it even creativity.

I had this horrible image of some poor soul finally having the balls to put their head above the parapet and write something only to have the consistency police swoop on them and insist that they squeeze every drop of originality out of it to reduce it to the same old same old that no one ever bothers to read anyway!

Take The Syle Guide and Shove It

With the increasing implementation of distributed publishing throughout organisations there is an increasing need to train content providers to help develop a more consistent approach and style for their online content

Column Two: Training intranet content providers via Planet KM

Hmmm ... "consistency". Why do we need consistency? Why are organisations so wary of individuality? It's the KM equivalent of insisting on people wearing suits. Surely the likelihood of people writing, and certainly writing something worth reading, is greater when there is a motivation beyond the utilitarian, some spark of self expression - dare I say it even creativity.

I had this horrible image of some poor soul finally having the balls to put their head above the parapet and write something only to have the consistency police swoop on them and insist that they squeeze every drop of originality out of it to reduce it to the same old same old that no one ever bothers to read anyway!

IRS

It's best understood by thinking about its opposite: Vertical Knowledge. The stuff you get from the boss or the MSM or the person at the front of the room.

Whenever I go to a conference, I learn more from the people in the lobby. And the web is one big big lobby.

.....

Planning implies vertical, top down thinking. And in many areas, it's backfiring.

Seth's Blog

IRS

It's best understood by thinking about its opposite: Vertical Knowledge. The stuff you get from the boss or the MSM or the person at the front of the room.

Whenever I go to a conference, I learn more from the people in the lobby. And the web is one big big lobby.

.....

Planning implies vertical, top down thinking. And in many areas, it's backfiring.

Seth's Blog

The rules are changing

Matt Jones points to a fellow Nokia employee trying to come to terms with how the new rules of the web affect the commercial world:

The rules are not clear to begin with, and especially with the big behemoths it takes time for them to understand the game, and they refuse to enter the arena before they know what the rules are. The game scares them, because they are afraid to make mistakes. Some companies just go in, and play by the ear until they learn the rules. Others sit on the edge of the field, and try to figure out the rules by watching the players. Some companies get dragged into the game, kicking and screaming. Some can afford to ignore the game altogether, and keep going just like they have been doing for the past 200 years.

ButtUgly: Main_blogentry_030106_2

The rules are changing

Matt Jones points to a fellow Nokia employee trying to come to terms with how the new rules of the web affect the commercial world:

The rules are not clear to begin with, and especially with the big behemoths it takes time for them to understand the game, and they refuse to enter the arena before they know what the rules are. The game scares them, because they are afraid to make mistakes. Some companies just go in, and play by the ear until they learn the rules. Others sit on the edge of the field, and try to figure out the rules by watching the players. Some companies get dragged into the game, kicking and screaming. Some can afford to ignore the game altogether, and keep going just like they have been doing for the past 200 years.

ButtUgly: Main_blogentry_030106_2

The rules are changing

Matt Jones points to a fellow Nokia employee trying to come to terms with how the new rules of the web affect the commercial world:

The rules are not clear to begin with, and especially with the big behemoths it takes time for them to understand the game, and they refuse to enter the arena before they know what the rules are. The game scares them, because they are afraid to make mistakes. Some companies just go in, and play by the ear until they learn the rules. Others sit on the edge of the field, and try to figure out the rules by watching the players. Some companies get dragged into the game, kicking and screaming. Some can afford to ignore the game altogether, and keep going just like they have been doing for the past 200 years.

ButtUgly: Main_blogentry_030106_2

Horizontal Knowledge

It's best understood by thinking about its opposite: Vertical Knowledge. The stuff you get from the boss or the MSM or the person at the front of the room.

Whenever I go to a conference, I learn more from the people in the lobby. And the web is one big big lobby.

.....

Planning implies vertical, top down thinking. And in many areas, it's backfiring.

Seth's Blog