I was thinking these days about KM... I don't know why? :-) here is a question that I asked myself:
"Is your organisation happy with how it has been doing over the past few years?"
Since the most likely answer is no, the only way to achieve a better result is by learning to do something new or learning to do something different. If you are not a learning organisation you are a slave to the economy and you will go up and down with it. You are also going to continuously repeat your past mistakes, because not doing it is still from the learning process.
The main thing that people have to do is to twist their perspective about KM. It is not proving the value of a learning organisation, it is the cost of not being one. If you look for a prove, ask yourself why do companies like GE, DuPont, 3M, Honda, Samsung, and Siemens grow, because they are learning organisations. The lastyears should have taught everyone a lesson, you either learn and grow or you will suffer for refusing. There are numerous proves, time and time again, that during every depression and recession, the businesses that, suffer the least, and often grow, through them are all learning organisations, the ones that disappeared or suffered the most refuse to learn anything.
It is a simple choice, learn and adapt or become extinct