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Why is knowledge management particularly important to a company that wants to become a learning organization?

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Why is knowledge management particularly important to a company that wants to become a learning organization?

As per Wikibooks:
According to Rumizen (2002), "knowledge management is a systematic process by which knowledge needed for an organization to succeed is created, captured, shared and leveraged." For this reason, knowledge management involves leadership establishing processes, also defined as activities or initiatives, to help organizations adapt to an ever changing environment (National Electronic Library for Health, 2005). Successful knowledge management depends on processes that enhance individual and organizational ability, motivations, and opportunities to learn, gain knowledge, and perform in a manner that delivers positive business results.

Organizational processes that focus on these three attributes will lead to an effective ...

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Effect of knowledge management on organizational learning and organizational knowledge.

I am tasked with discussing the relationship between organizational learning and organizational knowledge and the effect of knowledge management on organizational learning and organizational knowledge.

I am required to draw on the articles listed below to support my argument or to argue against points made in the articles and draw on any additional material that is found.

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Lead off your essay with one or two of the quotes from the knowledge quotes/wisdom quotes that you think best illustrates the core of the argument in your essay. These are the quotes that I chose:

"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more that much knowledge that is idle." - Kahlil Gibran

"Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where to find information upon it". - Samuel Johnson.

At some point in the essay, explain why you chose the quote or quotes that you chose. (Note that most of the quotes implicitly refer to the knowledge of a single human being but many of them can be extended to apply to organizations.)

Please provide me with information on this topic as well as thoughts or suggestions on the quotes that I chose. Here are a few related sites on the subject to pull information to assist me with this task:

http://www.cio.com/article/16104/The_ABCs_of_KM

http://www.km-forum.org/what_is.htm

http://choo.fis.utoronto.ca/FIS/KO/default.html

http://informationr.net/ir/8-1/paper144.html

http://www.wisdomquotes.com/cat_knowledge.html

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