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Building on knowledge : a knowledge management toolkit for the construction industry

Author: David Bartholomew
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This guide shows design practices and other construction professionals how to manage knowledge successfully. It explains how to develop and implement a knowledge management strategy, and how to avoid  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bartholomew
ISBN: 9781405147095 1405147091
OCLC Number: 123798639
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preface . Part I Foundations . 1 Introduction . Paradoxical professionals. New context, new issues. What is in this book. 2 Knowledge at Work . How we learn. What makes an expert. Varieties of knowledge. Putting the pieces together. 3 Strategic Frameworks . Starting points. Frameworks for thinking. Finding conviction. 4 The Challenges of Change . Why initiatives fail. Difficulty is normal. 5 Leadership and Other Roles . Action starts where the buck stops. Practical leadership. Other roles. Knowledge-conscious management. 6 Knowledge Audit and Beyond . Finding square one. Audit techniques. From audit to action plan. Putting plans into practice. Part 2 Tools & techniques . 7 The Knowledge-Friendly Office . Environments matter. Designing the knowledge-friendly office. Workplaces for teams. 8 Expanding Networks . It's not what you know ... Help from IT. Designing networking tools. 9 Learning from Peers . See one, do one, teach one. Mentoring in different contexts. 10 Learning from Practice . Practice: the invisible lab and unsung teacher. Windows of opportunity. Foresight: learning from invention. Hindsight: learning from mistakes - and success. Choosing cases. 11 Communities of Practice . Encouraging enthusiasts. Creating communities. 12 Organisational Memory . The indispensability of writing. Deciding what to record, and how. Capturing knowledge. Documenting knowledge. Software frameworks. 13 Personal Knowledge Management . Equipment for the mind gym. Developing personal expertise. Building a bionic memory. 14 Synergies . IT-enabled synergies. Creating and sharing knowledge. Multiple synergies. Part 3 Knowledge Management in Practice . 15 Introduction to the Case Studies . 16 Aedas. 17 Arup. 18 Broadway Malyan. 19 Buro Happold. 20 ECA. 21 FCB. 22 P&P. 23 Whitbybird. 24 WSP. 25 Foresight and Hindsight. Epilogue: Where Next for Knowledge Management? . Further reading
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