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85% of KM initiatives have no clear stated objectives

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 22 August 2012



85% of KM initiatives have no clear stated objectives
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 146
Posted DateWednesday 22 August 2012 13:10 GDT
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CategoriesKnowledge Management

According to the slide on page 7 of this KPMG presentation from September 2011 (Via: Nick Milton).

  • 80% of companies in a recent survey said that they had KM initiatives under way.
  • Of those companies, 85% had no clear stated objectives for their KM initiative.

I am not too sure of the accuracy of this statistic but it certainly stacks up with all my experience and gives added weight to my "Don't do KM" mantra and the KM talks that I give:

You don't do KM! You respond to business problems and develop business opportunities using KM tools.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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