A Communications Model for Knowledge Sharing

A Communications Model for Knowledge Sharing

Charles E. Beck (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-056-1.ch122
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An integrative, systems-based model of knowledge sharing can provide a way of visualizing the interrelated elements that comprise a knowledge management system. This original model, building on a rhetorical process model of communication, includes both the objective and subjective elements within the human cognition. In addition, it clarifies the purpose and method elements at the center for any effective knowledge system. The model centers on the purpose elements of intentions and audience, and the method elements of technical tools and human processes. The output of knowledge sharing includes objective products and subjective interpretations. Feedback verifies the timeliness and efficiency in the process of building both information and knowledge.

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