ERIC Number: ED459763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Knowledge Management at the Finnish Government: Now, Never or Later.
In this paper, knowledge management is seen as an element of strategic management for which the highest level of the organization is responsible. Knowledge management is discussed in the framework of the current reform of the central government in Finland. The main goals of the reform are to strengthen the cooperation in the central government, to develop strategic planning and its tools, and to develop cooperation among the Ministries. Knowledge management has explicitly been taken as part of the reform in order to analyze the role of the Ministries in guiding the administrative sector of the Ministry, to improve the confidence of the citizens and civil servants toward the administration, and to empower the citizens in public affairs. The government's intranet as a tool for knowledge management is discussed. The intranet creates a common information portal for user organizations, i.e., the Ministries, the Chancellor of Justice, the Cabinet of the President, and the Parliament. The aim of the intranet is to support the working processes and the culture of interaction, learning, and cooperation. It is planned to be based on user-friendly technology and common standards. Features of the next version of the intranet are discussed. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Information Management, Information Networks, Information Systems, Strategic Planning, Systems Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland