Archives for April 10th, 2000

A CRITICAL REVIEW OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT MODELS

Abstracts, PublicNet: 10 April, 2000

1McAdam R, McCreedy SThe Learning Organization, (UK), Vol 6 No 3 1999

Start page: 91. No of pages: 10

Asks whether knowledge management is an emerging paradigm for business improvement or if it is a passing fad. Investigates this by evaluating existing knowledge management models and questioning the underlying assumptions. Identifies the main schools of thought within knowledge management. Looks at two different conceptualizations of knowledge that underpin the theories on knowledge management. Argues that the acknowledgement that knowledge is socially constructed is vital for the continuing development of knowledge management as an emerging paradigm. Suggests that the alternative view relegates knowledge management to being a convenient management tool. Presents a critique of the different models of knowledge management. Develops a model of knowledge management which acknowledges both the scientific and social construction of knowledge.

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PLANNING THE WORKFORCE IS VITAL STEP TO EFFICIENCY

Headlines, PublicNet: 10 April, 2000

The Government’s decision to target for improvement the way the NHS plans its workforce has been hailed as a vital first step in making better use of public money.The Kings Fund’s health policy analyst Anthony Harrison said: “Planning future requirements for doctors, nurses and other health professionals together rather than separately is a basic necessity for the NHS. Up to now, it has been carried out poorly and often inaccurately.”

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THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF PAPERWORK CUT – AND MORE TO GO

Headlines, PublicNet: 10 April, 2000

The Government has promised to respond to the Better Regulation Taskfore Review of Red Tape Affecting Teachers by replacing reams of paperwork with simpler and more targeted internet-based data gathering. The action promises to free up head teacher time.The DfEE has already admitted that some of the paperwork its staff pushes at head teachers is unnecessary, and has already streamlined its regular mailings to schools. More than 10,000 hours of non-essential form-filling has already been cut and the approach is now being extended. The aim is to define a single set of data that is shared by all parties and agencies and can be collected automatically in electronic form and then shared.

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