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How to become an effective knowledge manager

How to become an effective knowledge manager

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To harness the latest research and make sense of conflicting evidence about how to manage environmental change, we need to learn how to manage our knowledge more effectively.

It has often been said that “knowledge is power”. The pursuit of knowledge has built civilisations and led to their downfall. Governments invest in research that they hope will generate knowledge to power their economies and heal their sick. New knowledge is being generated every day about the world we live in, and is increasingly at our fingertips via the internet.

But how can we filter out misleading information and harness the power of this knowledge to manage our environment more effectively in the face of social and climate change?
To harness the latest research and make sense of conflicting evidence about how to manage environmental change, we need to learn how to manage our knowledge more effectively.

It has often been said that “knowledge is power”. The pursuit of knowledge has built civilisations and led to their downfall. Governments invest in research that they hope will generate knowledge to power their economies and heal their sick. New knowledge is being generated every day about the world we live in, and is increasingly at our fingertips via the internet.

But how can we filter out misleading information and harness the power of this knowledge to manage our environment more effectively in the face of social and climate change?

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  www.see.leeds.ac.uk/sustainableuplands 
How to be an effective knowledge manager 
To harness the latest research and make sense of conflicting evidenceabout how to manage environmental change, we need to learn how tomanage our knowledge more effectively
It has often been said that “knowledge is power”. The pursuit of knowledge has built civilisations and
led to their downfall. Governments invest in research that they hope will generate knowledge to powertheir economies and heal their sick. New knowledge is being generated every day about the world welive in, and is increasingly at our fingertips via the internet.But how can we filter out misleading information and harness the power of this knowledge to manageour environment more effectively in the face of social and climate change?
 
2 www.see.leeds.ac.uk/sustainableuplands
This briefing note considers how we canbecome more effective knowledge managers,so we can work together more effectively for asustainable future.There has been a growing emphasis on findingways to improve the communication,accessibility, and the potential impact of research findings in social, environmental andeconomic contexts. This has led to anabundance of approaches and methods forcommunicating and exchanging knowledge,which have yet to be properly evaluated.However, the majority of processes are rarelyfounded on current understanding of howknowledge is generated, exchanged andtransformed in socio-ecological systems. It israrely recognised that the way knowledge isperceived and constructed will affect theprocess and outcomes of knowledge exchangeprocesses; this has implications for the co-generation, acceptance and use of knowledge,and ultimately, how complex sustainabilityproblems are approached and knowledge ismanaged.
Knowledge Management
Knowledge management is increasingly seen as critical for effective management of social-ecological relationships. In parallel to its importance for effective environmental manage-ment, there is increasing pressure from universities to enhance the impact of researchthrough meaningful knowledge management.Knowledge exchange is one aspect of knowledge management gaining recent attention.There are many definitions of knowledge exchange, but generally it refers to the process of sharing, using, and co-generating information through various methods that are appropriateto the context, audience and purpose of communication. In the context of sustainability
‘knowledge exchange’ is often seen as a means for creating new sustainable outcomes and
behaviours.In this stage of the Sus-tainable Uplands pro- ject we are working tobuild an evidence basefor the sorts of knowl-edge exchange processthat are most likely toachieve their goals,and to improve ourtheoretical under-standing of howknowledge exchangeprocesses work.
Why do we need an improved approach to knowledgemanagement?
 
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What can influence how effectively we exchangeknowledge?
A key influence on the design and implementation of knowledge exchange are the personal beliefs adesigner holds about what constitutes knowledge.The prevalent view of western institutions, including the majority of organisations funding knowledgeexchange, is that knowledge is something that can be given and received. This view tends to result inprocesses that focus on one-way knowledge transfer rather than exchange per se.The assumption that information can be transferred largely unchanged between individuals underliesmany existing knowledge management systems. But, this view does not acknowledge the complexityof a truly effective process of knowledge exchange.

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