Assignment 03-02 In-Class Discussion Building a base of knowledge that others in an organization can tap into and use to help do their jobs better is a bottom-line goal of knowledge management. Form groups of three to four class members. Your task is to do some preliminary work on creating work on creating a knowledge base for your college. Think about what organizational members could learn from each other in this organization. 1. What common tasks might they perform that they could learn from each other about how best to do those tasks ? 2. What unique tasks do they perform that others might learn something from ? After discussing these issues, come up with an outline of major areas of important knowledge for this organization. (Here are a couple of hints that might help you get started): 1. Using technology in classrooms 2. Keeping in touch with former students and alumni As a group, be prepared to share your list with the class and to explain your choice of management function. By this time in your life, all of you have had to work with individuals in managerial positions (or maybe you were the manager), either through work experiences or through organizational experiences (social, hobby/interest, religious, and so forth). 1. What do you think makes some managers better than others ? 2. Are there certain characteristics that distinguish good managers ? Form small groups of three to four class members. 1. Discuss your experience with managers – good and bad. 2. Draw up a list of the characteristics of those individuals you felt were good managers. For each item, indicate under which management function you think it falls. As a group, be prepared to share your list with the class and to explain your choice of management function.