March 12, 2012
I have worked for over 20 years in education, and am interested in KM in that context. I am currently involved in some organisation-wide initiatives, and am very interested in the field of knowledge management in that context too.
A lack of knowledge management means that a lot of valuable knowledge and insight gets lost, and also people do not feel valued for the knowledge they possess. Tasks get duplicated because people in the organisation are not aware of who knows what and who to ask for information and ideas. A lot of time is wasted in this duplication, and people do not feel that they work in a supportive and collaborative environment. Ultimately, it leads to reduced productivity and a negative workplace culture.
Encouraging people to develop and increase their knowledge and then share it. Good knowledge management improves workplace culture, increases collaboration and increases productivity. Collaboration between different sections in the organisation can improve knowledge management as it increases the overall knowledge of the group and improves he overall knowledge base of the organisation.
So far so good