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KM has changed over the years, it is understood much better today than ever before and yet we label and stereotype it. This is the one of the reasons why adoption of KM isnt as widespread as it could be.
An elementary success factor of Knowledge management is to have a common understanding of the terms. There have been a significant number of cases where KM has flourished in an organization that doesnt label the initiative “Knowledge Management” as it doesnt fit the culture of the place.
So what is KM? in a nutshell it is a set of strategies and approaches used to maxmize the use and re-use of knowledge asset within an organization. In other words methods of creating greater value for the enterprise. Now we get to the meat of the topic, success factors for KM. While there are a large number of factors that would lend weight towards establishing a successful KM initiative it has been widely percieved that all critical success factors can be grouped into the following categories.
- Strucuture, Roles and Responsibilites
- IT infrastructure
In future posts i’ll list some points on how each of these categories are important to the success of any KM initiative.