By Patrick Lambe
Taxonomies are usually idea to play a distinct segment position inside content-oriented wisdom administration tasks. they're regarded as 'nice to have' yet now not crucial. during this ground-breaking booklet, Patrick Lambe indicates how they play an necessary position in aiding companies coordinate and speak successfully. via a chain of case reports, he demonstrates the variety of the way during which taxonomies might help companies to leverage and articulate their wisdom. A step by step consultant within the e-book to operating a taxonomy undertaking is filled with functional suggestion for wisdom managers and company vendors alike.
- Written in a transparent, obtainable variety, demystifying the jargon surrounding taxonomies
- Case experiences provide actual global examples of taxonomies in use
- Step-by-step courses take the reader in the course of the key levels in a taxonomy project
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We know that people go looking for presentations. They say ‘I want that presentation we did for so and so …’ So it seems like a useful category to have. Most of our presentation files are meant as communication documents, supporting a spoken delivery. So we make them subordinate to ‘Communications’ along with corporate brochures and press releases and other internally focused communications. But we also have training materials which are partially packaged as presentation slides. Do we put them into the Communications folder, or 21 Organising Knowledge into the Learning and Training folder?
Mind-maps also frequently employ colour coding to discriminate between different categories. Concept maps are a more rigorous form of mind-map. In concept mapping the nature of the relationship between any two concepts is made explicit – in fact, you should be able to literally ‘read’ any two connected nodes as a grammatical sentence, in the format CONCEPT 1 + relationship + CONCEPT 2. , 2006: ch. 4). 11. Concept maps are extremely useful for cataloguing specialist knowledge domains (often constructed by interviewing subject matter experts) as well as explaining knowledge domains in a summary form for novices.
Sense-making is important for the theme of this book because, as Karl Weick points out, ‘sense-making’ and ‘organising’ are very similar activities – they both involve ordering things, explaining deviations, simplification and explaining relationships (Weick 1995: 82). In management, the most visible and common use of matrices is in sense-making. The ‘two by two’ matrix beloved of consultants is beloved for a reason. It gives shape to an ambiguous and uncertain business environment by helping us to classify items into that environment according to (usually) two important dimensions.