Knowledge Management

Knowledge is power but knowledge sharing is empowerment.

Indeed, knowledge is power as it cannot be stolen by others from you. But I believe that knowledge sharing is a lot more powerful. As the saying goes, TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE. Knowledge sharing makes a gap by a person filled by another. It is like helping each other to attain a certain purpose or goal. It makes work easier and goals achieved quicker.

According to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_management, Knowledge management (KM) is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization. It refers to a multidisciplinary approach to achieving organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge. 

I strongly agree that an organization will benefit much from Knowledge Management. In businesses today, manpower includes mostly of young adults who have no experience and enough knowledge on their tasks and responsibilities. Knowledge Management helps the employees to adapt the skills of the person who has ample knowledge of the work (specifically from their immediate supervisors who are candidates for retirement). It is important to effectively learn the experience of the people behind the successes or failures of the organization. This would allow the newly hired people to learn from their supervisor so as to avoid future problems in their work.

In implementing KM in an organization, there are some barriers that may hinder the knowledge sharing. One of the barriers is the attitude of the person knowledgable of the work. Some may not want to share to others in order to monopolize their skill. Some may feel insecure knowing that someone may take their place away. This selfishness can probably jeopardize the operations of an organization.

However, an organization should find way to effectively implement knowledge management in order to share and transfer the knowledge to other people to promote empowerment and improve the person as well as the organization. 



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