Came across some compelling but, however, old evidence that clearly reiterates the need for KM and Collaboration and want to capture (and share) it here.
Tacit sponsored a Harris Poll in 2003 which HBR ran amongst 536 knowledge workers at various levels and discovered the following:
- 67% of those polled said some people in their organization could help them do better on their job (performance) - and 39% did not know how to find these people
- 54% said opportunities to innovate are being missed because the right people were not working together
- 51% said wrong decisions were being taken regularly because employees' knowledge weren't being efficiently tapped
- 60% felt that often work was duplicated because people were unaware of each others' work