Title: Making the knowledge worker as a lifestyle learner

Authors: Ravee Phoewhawm, Pakdeekul Ratana

Addresses: College of Arts, Media & Technology, Chiang Mai University, 239 Huay Kaew Road, Muang District, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand. ' College of Arts, Media & Technology, Chiang Mai University, 239 Huay Kaew Road, Muang District, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand

Abstract: This study describes how knowledge was applied in the ancient periods so that practitioners of knowledge management can truly see and appreciate how knowledge is genuine in itself. The research objective is to have the managerial team become a self-managed team that utilises their knowledge for contributing to the organisation/company|s goal and team performance. The metaphor of North American football is utilised as a philosophical and conceptual learning tool for building employees| analytical thinking skills to support team performance. The study provides an application script for management to articulate the methodological ideas of the sports into the business core operation.

Keywords: KM; knowledge management; knowledge workers; ancient wisdom; coaching; problem solving; positive attitudes; teamwork; knowledge articulation; lifestyle learners; managerial teams; self-managed teams; managers; organisational goals; company goals; team performance; metaphors; North American football; sports; philosophical learning; philosophy; conceptual learning; learning tools; employee skills; analytical thinking; application scripts; methodological ideas; business operations; core operations; USA; United States; Lamphun; Thailand; manufacturing industry; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.042080

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.10 No.3, pp.241 - 267

Published online: 24 Aug 2011 *

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