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[ba-ohs-talk] Re: Com Manager and Organic Structure

Rod Welch wrote:    (01)

> Eric and OHS/DKR team,
> Gary Johnson raises interesting questions about creating and
> maintaining a DKR that may elicit productive analysis by the group.
> Rod
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> Subject: More on Com Manager role
> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 14:42:16 -0700
> From: "Garold \(Gary\) L. Johnson" <dynalt@dynalt.com>
> To: "Rod Welch" <rowelch@attglobal.net>
> Rod,
> As related at
> http://www.welchco.com/sd/08/00101/02/01/09/16/213549.HTM#4J4J Eric
> appears to support the need for an additional role to convert incoming
> information into a form that is accessible. In the specific case he is
> talking about Topic Maps, and onotologies, but it is clear that the
> problem will exist anything that human beings must supply additional
> information to the communications that they receive in order to
> convert them into a form that can contribute to their knowledge.
> This is a problem with all of KM in general and with SDS specifically.
> The problem of having to break apart a communication into the multiple
> topics that it addresses and to work those pieces into a structure
> that is more useful than the raw information is an overhead that
> cannot be entirely removed. Better tools to address some of the issues
> can help. This is the genesis of my comments in earlier emails that
> having SDS might benefit from providing tools for the Com Manager that
> assist in this task.
> SDS provides some capability by supporting the ability to add
> commentary to incoming documents. It would seem that anything we can
> do to support the Com Officer in organizing incoming communications
> and constructing outgoing communications would improve his ability to
> perform in the role.
> Thanks,
> Garold (Gary) L. Johnson
>    (02)