#E2sday: The Evolution of Knowledge Management

|   Jan 25, 2011

Knowledge management has become an important and vital practice in the enterprise. As we have shifted from an industrial-based society to an information-based one, many jobs and tasks have been automated by machinery. The result is a smaller workforce and the advent of the knowledge worker – an employee whose job depends on tacit information that is rarely documented, limiting an organization’s ability to draw upon it in the future. Implementing solutions to collect and preserve tacit knowledge has become a high priority, allowing companies to create digital libraries of employee experiences and practices for future generations. The transfer of knowledge has evolved from the written word on rocks and paper to spoken stories heard live via telephones to digital, virtual, real-time communities on the web. Today’s #E2sday looks at the evolution of knowledge management, starting from our ancient foundation to today’s high tech solutions.

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The Evolution of Knowledge Management

Comments

  • How very true. So few people are acting on this now when it’s generally known that about 40%- 60% of employees in large organizations are poised to retire in the next three years. Many people here on the west coast know that the BIG one (eathquake) is going to come but so few have prepared. Are these organizations burying their heads in the sand too; hoping they will be able to do business as usual even when their key players have left? Thank goodness the Federal Government of Canada has started work in this area; I am busy helping them identify where they are vulerable so they can take appropriate action. We are assisting them to capture and store critical information and create methods for others to access the knowledge they need to do their work. I’d like to ehar from others who are involved in similar work, which is so vital.

    Commented on March 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm

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