Re: KM and Innovation #maturity #innovation #success-stories #assessment

Cristina Whelan

Hi Kate


This is such a great resource. Thank you for sharing!


The synergies between KM and innovation are so relevant and are boosting the resurgence of KM in many organisations.  


Thanks again



Cristina Whelan

Knowledge Manager, Growth & Advisory Services



From: sikmleaders@... <sikmleaders@...>
Sent: 22 April 2018 19:46
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: Re: [sikmleaders] KM and Innovation



Hello, Soha

I hope you are well. A number of the sikm members and I wrote Smarter Innovation (Ark Group, 2014)  on the topic of how collaboration and KM enable, and are enabled by, innovation.  This might be a fun reference for you, as there are a variety of lenses. I put summaries of the chapters on (click on the book cover). I hope you let us all know how this progresses!




Katrina Pugh

Ernst & Young Advisory Services

Faculty, Columbia University Information and Knowledge Strategy Master's Program

617 967 3910

On Apr 17, 2018, at 9:06 AM, Douglas Weidner douglas.weidner@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:


Dear Soha,


At the KM Institute, we have a Knowledge Maturity Model (KMM)(tm), which is unique for two reasons. 


  1. It is not only a traditional diagnostic/assessment tool, but prescriptive as well.
  2. It is not focused on just KM maturity, but on all the critical elements for K-Age success, including: transformational change mgmt, human capital, customer satisfaction, and of course innovation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you have an interest in knowing more (or any other sikm member, just send me an email at douglas.weidner@...  

Douglas Weidner

Exec Chairman, Chief CKM Instructor

KM Institute


On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 12:33 AM, soharadwan@... [sikmleaders] <sikmleaders@...> wrote:


Hi All,


I am working in a governmental organization. We have a KM unit, KM strategy and tools. We have recently expanded our scope to be a KM and Innovation management (KIM) department. Accordingly we are working on modifying our strategy to be  KM and Innovation (KIM) strategy. We are currently assessing our KM maturity and Innovation readiness level, and conducting analysis for the strategy.


What am looking for now is to find:

- Simple yet effective KM and Innovation models ( that combine both KM and innovation) to build/ base the KIM strategy on.

- Assessment Tools that measure both KM maturity and Innovation readiness levels (through a single tool)

- Any practical models/ examples/ case-studies  of integrating KM and Innovation.


I am keen to focus on simple, focused and practical models and avoid theoretical and complicated ones, so our approach is understood across the organization and buy-in is gained.


Thanks a lot :)




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