There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Socrates (470/469 – 399 BC), quoted in Lives of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius
The Vue Post on Knowledge
Knowledge management is an often neglected or underfunded discipline in organisations. However, if an organisation fails to capture, organise, and make available the knowledge and skills of its employees, it also fails to avail itself of a potentially valuable competitive advantage.
Capturing, organising, and making employees’ knowledge and skills widely available within an organisation can enhance the speed and quality of services, reduce costs, and increase efficiency and productivity. Knowledge management can also contribute to an agile workforce by ‘democratising’ knowledge and skills.
Knowledge management does require commitment and investment, but organisations should consider the knowledge and skills of their employees valuable intellectual property, and a critical component of their business.
Knowledge management is a complex internal discipline, because its proper functioning relies on individual employees, organisational culture, well thought through knowledge management processes, and appropriate technologies working together.
Handy resources on knowledge and knowledge management:
- Above and Beyond KM
- Gurteen Knowledge
- KM World
- Knoco Stories
- Lawyer KM
- Managing Partner
- Mitchell E. Kowalski
- NSW KM Forum