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Knowledge Management System

1. How do managers encourage employees to contribute to a knowledge management system?
2. Describe reasons why some knowledge management systems fail.

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1. How do managers encourage employees to contribute to a knowledge management system?

Knowledge is defines as data or information that have been organized and processed to convey understanding, experience, accumulated learning and expertise. Knowledge is one of the most valuable assets of an organization because it gives the organization a competitive edge. Knowledge Management system is a tool that helps the organization collect and disseminate knowledge both within and outside the organization. In order to succeed in current competitive markets, companies must establish knowledge management systems and must develop a culture within the organization that promotes knowledge sharing. Managers can play a major role in encouraging employees to contribute to the company's knowledge management system in the following ways:

Promote a culture of sharing:
The culture of an organization can have a positive impact on a knowledge management project. For example, if the organization has set up a community culture where employees can freely share information, the implementation of knowledge management systems would be easier. In addition, an organization that encourages employee participation at all levels of decision making process would have an easier task of implementing knowledge management systems. This is because participation creates a sense of ownership. Besides, a knowledge friendly culture would directly lead to knowledge user support.

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1. How do managers encourage employees to contribute to a knowledge management system?
2. Describe reasons why some knowledge management systems fail.

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