Knowledge Management and Electric Learning

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INTRODUCTION: Growing competition in a globalising environment marked by cut throat competition has challenged organizations to find an efficient method to allow shared access to the key resources: knowledge, experience and ideas. The combination of knowledge management and electronic learning is a response to this challenge. The use of information and communication technologies as teaching and learning tools is now rapidly expanding into education and e-learning is one of the most popular learning environments in the information age. Also with multiple generations in workplace today, organisations must deliberately put in place different processes, motivators and tools to stimulate collaboration and create a knowledge sharing culture that appeals to all generations. To attract and retain generation Y, organisations need to employ leading edge, real time collaboration practices to effectively engage their employees while at the same time managing the more technology adverse baby boomer generation that prefers face to face collaboration. Simply put, the workforce has changed while the workplace has not. Long term viability is increasingly dependent on collaborating across cultures and boarders. In today’s economic climate organisations are trying to do more with less. As organisations continue to grow and expand into new markets, so does the need to share expertise to make better business decisions, improve productivity and work more efficiently. Employees from different countries, with different background work together serving customers who expect a consistent experience of a similar standard and quality employing the same approach regardless of the place of operation. Through effective collaboration, networking and knowledge ... ... middle of paper ... ...llectual capital will no doubt create value in individual employees. Within an appropriately designed internal environment, employees, who are value added through a formal knowledge management system, will be motivated to create organisational value. REFERENCES: Andrew Baxter. Keeping the knowhow of a retiring generation, Financial Times, UK, January 2005. Cleveland H. “Information as Resource”, the Futurist, December 1982 p. 34-39. Diane.E. Kirrane.Getting Wise to Knowledge Management, Association Management, August1999. Retrieved from Proquest Database. Jack Welch with Suzy Welch. (2005). Winning, 1st edition. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. Inc. John, SM- Telling stories is at the heart of KM, Management May, 2006. Retrieved from Proquest Database Nonaka, Ikujiro & Takeuchi, Hirotaka (1995). The Knowledge Creating Company, New York: Oxford University Press.
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