Designing Effective Knowledge Networks

How do leaders leverage knowledge networks to achieve goals? Initial research focused on how knowledge networks could improve the dissemination of evidence regarding childhood and maternal nutrition. The authors then developed a model for knowledge networks, and later validated the model through case studies on ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest independent exploration and production oil company, and Women’s World Banking, a global non-profit that operates in 28 countries. These case studies may provide a useful template for implementing a knowledge network framework within your own organization.