Icebreaker: KM Typologies

Icebreakers are a common way to kick off training events or meetings, especially when not all participants know each other. They are a fun way for participants to get to know one another and to foster team building. This particular icebreaker based on knowledge management (KM) typologies was developed to raise awareness of KM as a valuable discipline by making the work of KM more accessible and personal. It is also meant to highlight the KM work that many people are already engaged in on an as-needed basis and showcase KM’s interdisciplinary nature. The specific objectives of this exercise are:

1.    Identify the degree to which your staff roles correspond with vital KM capacities
2.    Compare current roles of staff to the ones expected from the organization
3.    Compare current roles of staff to the ones that staff want to develop