In order to generate extraordinary value for shareholders, a company has to learn better than its competitors and apply that knowledge throughout its businesses faster and more widely than they do. The way we see it, anyone in the organization who is not directly accountable for making a profit should be involved in creating and distributing knowledge that the company can use to make a profit.
Sir John Browne, HBR; Prokesh, 1997
BP was one of the early pioneers in virtual team working and knowledge management.
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