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Joy London on blogging/blawging as a knowledge-sharing tool

In her interesting article "Blogger in the house: The rise of 'blawging' as a knowledge-sharing tool", published recently in Managing Partner magazine, Joy London, a knowledge and training manager at an international law firm, discusses the nature of blogging and its utility for knowledge management.  The article's many insightful comments include this one:

"A well-designed blawg can serve as a critical document-management tool for organising and archiving legal information. The very act of trading relevant links and useful ideas electronically, via blog posts and reader response, captures crucial matter-related content automatically, rendering it searchable and browsable. ... the firm acquires a valuable, annotated repository, user-friendly and equally accessible to individual lawyers, internal practice groups ... and organisational departments ... . Not incidentally, both productivity and information exchange increase through better time management and resource allocation."

Joy's closing paragraph includes the observation that blogging has demonstrated its viability as an adaptable online force and that, as the blogosphere continues to mature, more lawyers will implement blawgs in unexpected ways.  I wholeheartedly agree. 

I don't know Joy, but in this observer's humble opinion, her firm is fortunate to have a knowledge and training manager on board who completely gets this technology (and who evidently "got it" a long time ago) and the efficiencies it can bring to the capture and utilisation of intellectual capital to the benefit of internal and external clients alike.  (For the avoidance of doubt, my own firm is equally fortunate for the quality of its KM and training staff but it would be imprundent to name them here.)

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