Many people prefer to use the term "Knowledge Sharing" instead of "Knowledge Management". However as a synonym "Knowledge Sharing" is inadequate and misleadingThis is an excellent blog post from Nick Milton and a must read for all new KMers.
I have always been a little shocked when people tell me they don't like the term Knowledge Management and so have named their KM activities Knowledge Sharing - there is so much more to KM (or there should be) than merely sharing knowledge. Here is another critical issue to add to Nick's list.:-)
I think "knowledge management" is a bull**** issue.What Michael says here really only refers to knowledge sharing and not KM!
Let me tell you why. I can give you perfect information, I can give you perfect knowledge and it won't change your behavior one iota.
People choose not to change their behavior because the culture and the imperatives of the organization make it too difficult to act upon the knowledge.
Knowledge is not the power. Power is power. The ability to act on knowledge is power.
Most people in most organizations do not have the ability to act on the knowledge they possess.
End of story.
Credit: Michael Schrage