Accession Number : ADA460815


Title :   Modeling the Creation of Actionable Knowledge within a Joint Task Force Command System (Project GNOSIS)


Descriptive Note : Final rept., Jun 2005-Aug 2006


Corporate Author : EVIDENCE BASED RESEARCH INC VIENNA VA


Personal Author(s) : Leedom, Dennis K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a460815.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 121


Abstract : The conceptual and software architecture for an organizational sensemaking toolkit was successfully completed, satisfying the development goal of this SBIR effort. The toolkit enables an analyst to examine how an organization, a body of collaborating individuals operating in different roles, accomplishes sensemaking during the course of developing the organizational product. The analyst can manipulate various variables to ascertain what knowledge is created and how it impacts operational performance of the organization. The sensemaking toolkit was exercised in the context of a Joint Task Force organization using an effects-based operational process. Two parametric studies were performed. One study illustrated how differences in the contextual knowledge level of individuals in senior positions can impact organizational knowledge creation and its impact on operational products. The second study illustrated how differences in social currency' of key staff positions impacts knowledge creation in product development and how this impacts the operational product.


Descriptors :   *MODELS , *TASK FORCES , *COLLABORATIVE TECHNIQUES , *KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT , ORGANIZATIONS , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , SOFTWARE TOOLS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , COGNITION , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE