Knowledge Management LO29165

From: Barry Mallis (
Date: 09/11/02

Replying to LO29155 --


A simplified means by which I have understood knowledge and its
relationship to its acquisition and application can be stated something
like this:

"Raw" data, when organized into discernable patterns, becomes information.

When I study the information, when I am able to grasp it, it may become

Through it's application, its 'practice, so to speak, the knowledge
becomes expertise or skill.

What attracts me to this little model is that in a working environment it
strikes a chord with employees, who often recognize tacitly its import.

Your contribution rang true to me in light of this model I have used.

Best regards,



Barry Mallis The Organizational Trainer 110 Arch St., #27 Keene, NH 03431-2167 USA voice: 603 352-5289 FAX: 603 357-2157 cell: 603 313-3636 email:

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