Developing a clear and effective KM strategy allows you to:
Communicating easy-to-understand actions that people in the organization will need to take to achieve your KM objectives helps everyone understand what needs to be done, by whom, and what benefits are in it for them.
Here are eight types of knowledge management strategies that can guide you in planning your organization’s necessary actions:
An effective knowledge management strategy should:
Here are four steps to follow when developing your knowledge management strategy:
Assess your organization’s current KM capabilities to determine the actions you will need to take to establish a successful KM program in your organization. Consider the information your team uses on a daily basis and any informational silos that stand in the way; efficiencies or gaps within your organization’s processes; and how your organization shares knowledge within the context of your company’s culture.
A critical piece of a content knowledge audit is your organization’s technology. It is important to understand all of your organization’s current systems and their functionalities, users, restrictions, and lifecycle status. Understanding all of the components involved in a knowledge audit can help you assess and effectively navigate any roadblocks along the way.
Based on your knowledge audit, identify what value an effective KM strategy could bring to your business. Then prioritize actions to deliver that value.
Show how you plan to align KM to your organization’s overall strategy and goals. Define the value proposition for enhancing the flow of knowledge across your organization. Set clear objectives and goals that will be easily understood throughout your organization. Identify the resources and budgets you will use for developing strategic and implementation KM plans and assign governance roles and responsibilities.
Ready to get started? It’s important to define your KM priorities and how they link to overall business priorities. Decide how you will clearly communicate critical knowledge management initiatives and measure their progress. Create and share an implementation plan and roadmap for developing capabilities that support knowledge flow, sharing, and creation.
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