Appreciative Sharing of Knowledge: Leveraging Knowledge Management for Strategic Change
by Tojo Thatchenkery
Taos Institute Publications, 2005
Price: $19.95 US plus shipping and handling
Paperback, 124 pages
True knowledge sharing in organizations occurs less regularly than most of us think. What can be done to help create a system in which people share the internal “know-how” unique to each organization? In this contribution to change management, Tojo Thatchenkery describes a brand new methodology called Appreciate Sharing of Knowledge [ASK] and provides a step-by-step tool kit for anyone interested in knowledge management. Using the most recent research, Thatchenkery shows how “appreciation” is the missing link in facilitating knowledge sharing. By systematically and intentionally creating an appreciative climate in organizations, leaders and practitioners can deal with change with least resistance and leverage the “tacit knowledge” that is essential for competitive advantage. Written in lucid, jargon-free language, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the most recent approaches to dealing with change and creating a robust knowledge management architecture in organizations.
Date: Monday, September 27, 2004
Subject: Thank you for ASK
“I just completed your new book on Appreciative Sharing of Knowledge over the weekend. As an independent consultant, I read lots of books about management, organization and change. Only a few have inspired me as much as this one has. You have really nailed a wonderful application of Appreciative Inquiry in such a beautifully practical way. Thank you so much for writing this book. I am already exploring the possibility of using this approach with a potential client.”
— Debbie Morris, Performance by Design Consulting, LLC
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