Considering 'workblogs' as organisational management tools

Hoel, T. and Hollins, Paul ORCID: 0000-0003-1739-9882 (2007) Considering 'workblogs' as organisational management tools. In: 2nd TENCompetence Open Workshop, 11 - 12 January 2007, University of Manchester. (Submitted)

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Abstract

"Weblogs", are being applied by organisations in their attempts to harness the tacit knowledge of workers and develop "organisational intelligence" as part of broad knowledge management and communication strategies. This activity could play a key role in the competence development of knowledge workers and support personal (lifelong) learning strategies. The new genre of "workblogs" could provide organisations with access to network spaces for intelligence gathering and dissemination. However, inherent in this practice are tensions that require consideration by all stakeholders alike. The open, relatively anonymous, and democratic nature of "social" "blogging" culture could challenge organisational hierarchies. Analysing practice including blog conversations, espoused policy and use by organisations as part of their communication strategy the authors introduce the notion of "protected authority"; which could result in stifling the "open" nature of "blog" conversational culture and render ineffective the application of this emergent technology in support of strategic knowledge management initiatives.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: This is an electronic copy of the paper published in : Service Oriented Approaches and Lifelong Competence Development Infrastructures. Proceedings of the 2nd TENCompetence Open Workshop, held Manchester, UK, 11th and 12th January 2007. Edited by D. Griffiths, R. Koper, Oleg Liber.
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management, blogs, workblogs, protected authority, communication strategy
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Educational Cybernetics
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 09:19
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/484

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