Knowledge Management Research & Practice

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 156–165

Personal knowledge management: supporting individual knowledge worker performance


DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.kmrp.8500061

Cite this article as:
Wright, K. Knowl Manage Res Pract (2005) 3: 156. doi:10.1057/palgrave.kmrp.8500061


Based on an exploratory study of the work and learning processes of highly skilled and experienced knowledge workers, this paper explores an alternative perspective to knowledge management, one that focuses on how individual workers apply knowledge processes to support their day-to-day work activities – broadly characterized as problem solving – and learning practices. Developing the concept of Personal Knowledge Management, the paper presents an emergent model that links distinctive types of problem solving activities with specific cognitive, information, social and learning competencies, supported by an individual, social and organizational enablers.


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© Palgrave Macmillan Ltd 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KRW Knowledge Resource Inc.EdmontonCanada