Four Applications Of Knowledge Management

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These connections are best understood when the four applications of knowledge management are considered. 1.8 APPLICATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT The four applications of knowledge management are based on the fact that knowledge management's primary role is to share knowledge throughout the organization such that each individual of the organization understands it in depth. The four applications of knowledge management are: • Intermediation: is connection between knowledge and people. It provides a bridge between the knowledge seeker and potent source of knowledge provider. There are 2 types of intermediation: synchronous and asynchronous.  Asynchronous intermediation: The knowledge is stored in a database of organization till it is needed…show more content…
A brief history of knowledge management concepts is outlined, noting that much of KM existed before the actual term came into popular use. The lack of consensus over what constitutes a good is? Nition of KM is addressed and the concept analysis technique is described as a means of clarifying the conceptual confusion that still persists over what KM is or is not. The multidisciplinary roots of KM are enumerated together with their contributions to the discipline. The two major forms of knowledge, tacit and explicit, are compared and contrasted. The importance of KM today for individuals, for communities of practice, and for organizations are described together with the emerging KM roles and responsibilities needed to ensure successful KM…show more content…
The aim of knowledge management is not necessarily to manage all knowledge, just the knowledge that is most important to the organisation. It is about ensuring that people have the knowledge they need, where they need it, when they need it – the right knowledge, in the right place, at the right time. Knowledge management is unfortunately misleading term knowledge resides in people’s heads and managing it is not really possible or desirable. What we can do, and what the ideas behind knowledge management are all about, is to establish an environment in which people are encouraged to create, learn, share, and use knowledge together for the benefit of the organization, the people who work in it, and the organization's customers. Knowledge management is responsible for understanding: • What an organization knows? • Where this knowledge is located? Eg: mind of specific expert, old files, specific department or specific team • What form is this knowledge stored? Eg: on paper, in
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