My direct activities focused on Organizational Learning, Knowledge management and Organizational Effectiveness for the past ten years.
I am a knowledge management practitioner and consultant, writer, lecturer and PhD. Researcher on the topic of Knowledge Management. I also write in a blog which positioned at the heart of the Knowledge management body of knowledge. The blog address is yigalchamish.com.
Between the years 1999-2004 I was the knowledge manager at the Engineering & Planning division of Bezeq - the Israeli Telecommunication Corporation. I reported directly to Bezeqs' Vice President E&P.
At that time, it was one of the very first positions in the field of Knowledge Management within corporations in Israel.
I was responsible for the planning and execution of the Organizational learning and Knowledge Management program at the division. It includes conceptualization and development of KM Policy, Methodology and Implementation programs. Best practices stood at the core of this program, as means of knowledge sharing, new knowledge creation and knowledge flow.
After one year, this KM program was appreciated as effective program in the Israeli organizations scene.
On the beginning of 2001, I initiated, established and lead the Israel Knowledge Managers' Forum. The Israeli Knowledge Managers forum is a group of Israeli knowledge managers, professionals and practitioners, from various business and public sectors, who study KM and contributing to build the KM body of knowledge.
The forum vision is to contribute to the emerging discipline of KM, to maintain professional contacts with relevant colleagues and groups in Israel and abroad, and to serve as a center of KM in Israel. Members of the forum meets regularly each month since then and maintain an ongoing virtual dialog, focusing on organizational KM programs as well as general issues in the KM discipline. The forum includes around 60 Knowledge Managers across all business sectors.