KM Clinic: Harnessing The Power of Organisational Storytelling

  • 14 Aug 2014
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Level 5, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street
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Title: Harnessing The Power of Organisational Storytelling

Date & Time: 14th Aug 2014 (Thu), 1pm to 5pm (Registration begins at 12.30 pm)

Venue: National Library Building, Level 5

Cost: iKMS Members (FOC), Non-Members ($50 to be paid at door)

Registration: Available


We work in hierarchical organisations. Depending on which part of the world or country our organization is based, and operates in, there are values and beliefs that management and workers hold as important. There are also deep experiences, observations and expectations that our employees accumulate that are valuable to the organization. Most times these go untapped for many reasons.

These structural and cultural aspects combine to create difficulties for many of us at work, as we often find ourselves struggling to communicate what we know, and surface what we do not know, better. The lack of ability to do this holds important implications for ourselves, our teams, and our organisations as the business environment becomes more complex, and increasingly uncertain, and when we need to better engage our workforce. In short, it affects the organisation’s knowledge strategy.

As many organisations grapple with how to create, transfer and integrate knowledge better among workers, organisational storytelling is becoming increasingly popular as a “Next” KM practice. This ½ day workshop will surface its potency, and its possibilities for us as learning professionals, HR managers and/or knowledge practitioners, as to how we can utilize story building and storytelling techniques to share what we know, and seek what we do not know, as we design/optimise the knowledge space in our work environment. 

The workshop will not only introduce participants to organizational storytelling, but also utilize story techniques to build KM strategy from the ground up. During the workshop, participants will gain awareness of KM issues, challenges, options and solutions, facilitated through story!

About the Presenter

Karuna Ramanathan is the current President of the Information and Knowledge Management Society of Singapore. He has amassed over a decade of experience in leadership development and in designing and leading knowledge management processes practices at the enterprise level, such as after action reviews, knowledge summarization and capture, and organizational storytelling. Karuna has run workshops and presented on these at several KM World, KM UK, KM India, KM Asia and KM Singapore. He is also the inventor of several organizational storytelling models.

Karuna has taught at the KM postgraduate level at Nanyang Technological University, and his PhD thesis, currently under examination, is on “Intuitive Tacit Knowledge Transfer within Leadership Competency Frameworks”.

Karuna is also a trained coach, facilitator, instructional designer, training developer and performance technologist.

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