SECI Model in Western Organisations
Darron Passlow, Business Consultant, Australia
Helen, I think you need to use your imagination here on how SECI applies. I asked the question (2 years ago) about who (outside Japan) was using it and virtually got 1 response from Israel, that said they planned to use it in the future. No further correspondence?
It is well used in Japan but I think it is not marketed outside Japan very well. I got to hear about it when my son was taught a course by Nonaka san in Japan (and discussed it). Most people (outside Japan) would not be this lucky.
It is a great technique and is very simple to apply and it is all about knowledge capture and knowledge management and consequently directly applies to the "Learning Organisation" (I hate this term as it is not the organisation but the people who learn).
Good luck, Darron.