Analysis of De La Salle Lipa as a Knowledge Management System

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Knowledge is crucial to any organization. Toffler (1991), in his novel Powershift, stressed the idea that control of knowledge is the turning point of tomorrow’s worldwide struggle for power in every human institution. In today’s fast paced society, an entity’s knowledge base is quickly becoming its only sustainable competitive advantage. As such, this resource must be protected, cultivated and shared among entity members (Firestone, 2000). After all, everyone in an organization utilizes knowledge and the management of these knowledge assets will determine the sustainability of an institution in the knowledge era. Knowledge Management caters to the critical issue of organizational adaptation, survival and competence in face of increasingly rapid environmental change (Malhotra, 2003). It involves the identification and analysis of available and required knowledge assets and knowledge assets related processes, and the subsequent planning and control of actions to develop both the processes so as to fulfill organizational objectives (Skyrme, 2001). With proper knowledge management systems, any organizations, network or individual can productively carry out their operations and programs in pursuant of organizational goals and objectives. It focuses on “doing the right thing” instead of “doing things right”. Knowledge management is a framework within which the organization views all its processes (Malhorta, 2003). In this view, all organizational processes involve creation, dissemination, renewal and application of knowledge toward organizational survival, growth and development. Consequently, this ability of knowledge management will empower decision-makers in organization to come up with strategies and techniques on how to carry o... ... middle of paper ... ...ion of knowledge in DLSL and on the different components affecting its system like organizational and technological infrastructures. Capturing individual knowledge so that it can be managed and applied properly by the entire organization is the major premise of this study. Works Cited Firestone, J.M. (2000). The Development of Social Indicators from Content Analysis of Social Documents. Policy Sciences. 249-263. Leonard, A. (2008). The Viable System Model. Journal of Knowledge Management Practices. 56-65 Malhotra, Yogesh. (2000). Knowledgeable Management for the New World of Business. Retrieved from http://www.brint.com/km/what is.htm, 2000. Skyrme, D. (2001). Creating the knowledge-based Business. Business Intelligence, 44-56. Toffler, A. (1991). Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century. USA: Bantam Books. .
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