THE CASE FOR KM
Organizations add to the revenue they earn,
When they provide an environment for their employees to learn!
Decisions which have the greatest edge,
Are those that are made with the backing of collective knowledge!
Learning from the organization’s past…
Makes progress a lot more easy and fast!
Capturing those seemingly simple thoughts,
Sows the seed for many idea pots!
Circulation of knowledge in the organization…
Is a key factor in new knowledge creation!
Working together to pool all perspectives is cool!
Because what else could be a better innovation tool?
The simple practices of documentation, mentoring and teaching,
For spreading the light of knowledge, can be far-reaching!
The obvious practice of best practice transfer…
Can make organizational performance look simpler!
The routine act of knowledge sharing,
Can be made fascinating through storytelling!
Well-designed portals and workspaces are a great melting pot of knowledge…
For the challenge of information-glut, there is perhaps no better hedge!
But the bedrock of KM lies in listening, questioning and learning,
And people practices that promote an attitude of win-win!
In summary, knowledge-oriented business management is KM,
And, in the long-run, the lack of a knowledge perspective is asking for mayhem!
This is the long and short of the case for KM!
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