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ISO 30401 implementation... great opportunity to get to know other people and countries

1 November 2021
Dr. Moria Levy
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November 4th. Again we meet, nine people today from nine different countries: Australia, Oman, the USA, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Indonesia, Jordan, and Israel. Asking ourselves how look and behave those people in organizations that will be the drivers to ISO30401 implementation. What are their goals? What are their challenges? What can motivate them?

Hamid from Iran presents a presentation describing the KM ecosystem in Iranian companies. A great way to better sense and act upon. He distinguishes between companies that seek short-term benefits and may use ISO30401 even as a way to win awards, less genuinely interested in retaining, sharing, and developing their organizational knowledge. On the other hand, some companies understand the long-term potential and seek to establish a better infrastructure for knowledge and expertise in their organizations. In both cases, we find knowledge managers in the front, announcing and leading KM and ISO30401 into the market. They are hardworking and ambitious, have influencing capabilities, and are considered good speakers. They have a strong network among Iranian KMers, however fewer connections and collaboration with other KMers around the globe. They want to succeed in leading the KM movement into organizations. They are frustrated with the current challenges of understanding, too many tasks, and generally, KM being a less known field and therefore less prioritized in organizations. They may have started slow, but the impression is that there is a new wind blowing here. Iran is one of the first countries to translate the ISO30401 standard to be understood locally, and there are additional signs for a growing market with high potential and, as it seems- grand success.

So KMers, wherever you are- this is an excellent example of how we all should not give up. We have a mission, and even if it seems that today no one is listening, creating a value proposition through knowledge management will no doubt have its fruits; and then, they will all follow.

This post was initially published in LinkedIn

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