No one doubts that better management of data, information, and knowledge within
the firm will lead to improved innovation and competitive advantage. Everyone agrees on the goal – better utilization of internal and external knowledge. It is the approach to this goal that is hotly debated. Many vendors and consultants push a technology-driven approach. “Buy our state-of-art knowledge storage system and you will never again lose the knowledge that is vital to the company!” they exclaim. Others emphasize the soft side of the new way to work. “Create a network culture that rewards sharing, learning, and adaptability,” they postulate. Culture comes first, and only then the technology to support it!
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