January 28, 2011
Absolutely. The organization that employed me for 17 1/2 years lost its defence business because it failed to transfer knowledge from its most successful and profitable project to a much smaller and supposedly "easier" one.
Understanding what your organization needs to know in order to meet its organizational imperatives, and organizing things to ensure that people have or can access the knowledge the need when it is needed and in a usable & understandable form
PhD in evolutionary biology (Harvard, 1973) and have worked in Australian industry since 1981. Worked for Tenix Defence[masked] as doco & KM systems analyst. Currently Hon Fellow, Melbourne School of Engineering & guest lecture in engineering KM.