This special interest group (SIG) is formed to provide an open space for interested members to share and put into practice their knowledge of innovation and knowledge management outside of their organisational or individual boxes. Its primary focus is on the values that can be realised when innovation and KM are combined as: -
• Knowledge management is an important link between innovation and enhanced economic performance.
• The business of a knowledge-creating company is continuous innovation which is based on the construction of new knowledge.
• Creativity is the seed of all innovation and at heart of knowledge management.
• But often mechanisms, prejudices and priorities damage the effectiveness of the
knowledge at the heart of innovation.
Initially the focus will be on Singapore as it is a common denominator to the members. From here this SIG will grow as a community of practice and build on global perspectives
Issues of interest
Innovation is “a complex process, one easily identified as being of critical importance for organisational success yet not easily managed”. Issues of interest to the group can pertain to the following, amongst others: -
• Innovation-based competitive performance.
• Innovation types e.g. incremental versus radical
• Innovation versus quality in terms of continuous improvements
• Innovation and entrepreneurship
• Innovation as a process – its outcome and effectiveness.
• Innovation, risk aversion and failures.
• Learning from failures.
• Knowledge gained from learning.
• Performance in the knowledge-based economy.
• Innovation as a driver of knowledge-based performance.
• Innovation as a change intervention and organisation development.
• Innovation and psychological safety.
By studying issues such as those listed above, this SIG can contribute to their understanding for application in the business and management context.
Members of this SIG:
Mohd Bismillah, William Chew, Senthil Kalyanasundram,
Nilay Gencturk, Paolina Martin, Mok Wee Piak, Ng Kah King,
Andrew Tan, Wesley Wong
Chairman (Mok Wee Piak)
Activists (Wesley Wong and William Chew)
Knowledge Manager (Nilay Gencturk)
Who Should Participate?
In practice, innovation and knowledge management are cross-functional and multi-disciplinary.
The participating members may reflect this plurality as they are into: -
• R & D and new product development.
• Continuous product innovation that looks into all the phases of product life cycles.
• Facilitating changes in technology which are the processes that transform resources,
including knowledge, into products and services of greater value.
• Continuous learning to assimilate knowledge from experiences to facilitate change.
• Positioning themselves as change agents in organisation development that incorporates
innovation and knowledge management as interventions.
• Transforming themselves as knowledge-workers who are “assets” and not “costs”.
Meeting of members
It will be held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7.30 in the evening. Interested members can contact the sponsors at these e-mail addresses for details.
Mok Wee Piak - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wesley Wong - email@example.com
William Chew - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nilay Gencturk - email@example.com
Code of practice
The members will adhere to the SIG Guidelines of iKMS.