April 5, 2013
A company or organisation with a competitive culture that shuns knowledge sharing is doomed to fail from the start. I attended a DEGW conference and the speaker Despina Katsikakis, Chairman of DEGW Globally stated a fact that really hit home. The average organisation's workers spend 20% of their time looking for data / information within their own organisation to go about their daily business. ...that's 1 day a week! Therefore, A company or organisation with a competitive culture that shuns knowledge sharing is doomed to fail from the start. The changing and rapidly advancing technology evolution can either hinder or enable modern knowledge management best practices. It all depends on how the company or organisation manages that process.
Culture: One which is supportive of knowledge management, and the processes it implies - particularly knowledge sharing. Infrastructure: Support systems, teams, structures, and collaboration. Measures: Developing a process and design for managing change. Technology: Can offer great advantages in certain areas. Similarly, if misused, it can sabotage the KM process. Whether technology deserves its status as an enabler is debatable, but it is nonetheless important.
Sales & business development professional with particular skill sets and a passion for fitout and work-space. Currently working for RMIT in a very enjoyable Post Occupancy management role.