Career Focus

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BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7168.3 (Published 07 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:S3-7168

The annual conference of the Institute of Personnel and Development is an efficiently run affair, so a press release for each session lands in the Career focus in tray. None is individually worthy of your attention, and I regret not to be able to report from the conference itself, but it does provide an opportunity for a jargon check. Knowledge management within the learning organisation is now so firmly established as to be almost passŽ. The new buzz concepts lack mass; they are lean, nimble, transformational. Harmony is in, cacophony is out. Sprinkle judiciously through your CV.

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