At AOK Jerry Ash asks if KM can be considered a political movement playing across communities, organizations, cities and nations.
Here is my reply:
Knowledge work is best seen as a small
group (10-150) process where trust, identity and dialog can flourish. Once we move beyond these boundaries, we encounter serious issues with shared context, language, meaning, divergent agendas, difficult aggregation, (can we really talk sensibly about the knowledge of a nation?), and experience a breakdown with the raison d'être for knowing itself.
So KM as a political / philosophical / civic or national movement is pie in the sky stuff. At this level we are sliding down the steep part of the right hand bell-curve in terms of affectivity, utility and sense-making.
Knowledge is clearly a social phenomenon,
but aggregating beyond the small group just stretches belief way too far.