Understanding the Knowledgeable Organization

Understanding the Knowledgeable Organization

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In recent years, knowledge management practices have become a key priority for many organizations; with so many options this book provides the ideal solution, showing how many of these practices can be combined in an integrated strategic approach, to allow companies to get the optimum results from them. The text underpins this approach by uniquely balancing conceptual rigour with practical illustrations so the reader is able to develop a true understanding of both the principles and practices of knowledge management. Understanding the Knowledgeable Organization looks at what it means to be a 'knowledgeable organization' by exploring six key areas that significantly affect an organization's ability to turn knowledge resources into real value and to operate efficiently. Unlike many others, this book combines conceptual understanding with practical application, and shows how the different aspects of the subject relate to one another. The authors use explicit links to other business and management studies subject areas, and present a holistic understanding of the subject area, exploring the wide range of tools and techniques available and showing clearly the interdependencies throughout the subject area. Detailed theory is balanced with a wide range of practical illustrations, this book develops an understanding of the conceptual foundations of the subject, but isn't afraid to tackle the difficult challenges of knowledge management head-on, making it ideal for postgraduate and MBA students, and business practitioners.IKEA, the Swedish furniture manufacturer, has demonstrated the rapid growth potential that can come from being able to duplicate ... a#39;Black boxesa#39; were: critical data at various levels of detail in ready-to-use form, such as written or online manuals or video presentations . ... A box at another level might include detailed instructions on how to service clients outside business hours or how to set up aanbsp;...

Title:Understanding the Knowledgeable Organization
Author:Jane McKenzie, Christine van Winkelen
Publisher:Cengage Learning EMEA - 2004


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