The winners of the 2011 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Awards have been announced by Telos. This award always brings back memories. The Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) award has been around for some time. Back when I was with a large consulting company and involved in our knowledge management practice, I spoke at the awards meetings in London several times. These were the days of better travel funding and the relatively early days of KM. I am pleased that this award is still around and still relevant.
Apple was recognized as the Overall Winner of the 2011 Global MAKE study. Other include: Accenture, APQC, ConocoPhillips, Fluor, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Infosys Ltd., McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, POSCO, PwC, Royal Dutch Shell, Samsung, Schlumberger, Siemens, Tata, Toyota, Unilever, and Wikipedia. I have seen a number of these firms as case studies at conferences this year. A total of 157 organizations have been named Global MAKE Finalists since the MAKE research program began in 1998. And, of this group, only 56 organizations have been recognized as Global MAKE Winners. They are concentrated in 21 business sectors.
An even more select group of organizations form the 2011 Global MAKE Hall of Fame. These 23 organizations have been Global MAKE Finalists in each of the past five annual studies: Accenture, Apple, APQC, ConocoPhillips, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Fluor, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Infosys Limited, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, Petrobras, POSCO, PwC, Royal Dutch Shell, Samsung, Schlumberger, Siemens, Tata Group, Toyota and Wipro Technologies.