MGMT730 Assignment No 01 Solution & Discussion Due Date: Dec 10, 2016
MGMT730 - Knowledge Management Assignment No. 1 Solution Fall 2016 Due Date: Dec 10, 2016
Knowledge Management (MGMT730)
Assignment No. 1 Marks: 25
Due Date: 10-12-2016
Knowledge Management (KM) is a field which has the capacity to contribute in many academic areas and every organization can equally benefited from KM practices. Although scholars have written on this field from many years but we are uncertain about the application of this knowledge in the practical environment (business organizations). Especially in our part of the world (developing countries), managers are less aware of latest management knowledge and hence still applying the older versions.
This is a practical assignment which requires everyone to choose one organization (Pakistani or Foreign) of their choice and conduct an interview with one or two senior managers in order to get an understanding about the know-how of top level management on the topic of Knowledge Management. How they are managing people’s knowledge and what is its importance? Finally, you will report their understanding and compare with the academic literate given to you.
least 100 employees) and conduct interviews (questions are given below) of one or two top level managers. It’s better to record the interview with interviewee permission.
? Employee Turnover.
? Ethical issues of employees.
? Unskilled workforce.
? Organizational Politics.
? Lack of job satisfaction.
? Diversity management.
? Lack of knowledge management system.
? Lack of innovation.
? Leadership issues.
? Lack of autonomy.
management practices (Knowledge acquisition, Knowledge creation, storing, sharing and implementation)? Discuss only those practices for which steps are taken within the organization.
How (Formally/Informally)? Why not (where org. haven’t worked towards tacit knowledge).
generation within your organization?
interviewee. Teacher can confirm if required), Organization, Designation, Age,
Gender, and Experience. 3 Marks
mention the question and its answer in brief). 8 Marks
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Comparison of responses with theoretical knowledge
Difference of practical / pragmatic approach since real answers take scenarios more practical than theoretical knowledge.
Hard realities are explored in the practical approach that are never addressed by theoretical knowledge
The limitation of resources is slightly focused on theoretical knowledge.
realities of real land are done a lot in the practical approach.
Practical responses are more with realistic approach rather with theoretical knowledge with a more idealistic approach.