My name is Susan Chan and I am a Knowledge Maverick.
What’s a Knowledge Maverick all about?
The aim of this site is to share my very personal and creative approach to managing and sharing knowledge in the workplace through establishing social relationships.
I want to share my enthusiasm for this subject by offering here what I’ve learned, what works in practice and who I admire in this field.
I want to inspire a movement that will:
- improve social relationships across an organization
- get people and organizations to embrace the idea of knowledge-sharing
- get people to think corporately
- get them actually sharing knowledge across their organization, outside of their own immediate work areas and in some cases, beyond their organization.
I was a knowledge manager in the UK Government’s Cabinet Office and the Office of Government Commerce for more than five years. I first encountered knowledge management when the then head of The National Archives, Natalie Ceeney, championed it as a way to improve how knowledge, information and government records are handled, in support of the tax payer and value for money. The key strategy document was Information Matters (2008).