Bukowitz Organizations

The other two elements in this model are the repository (corporate memory) and navigation (search and access mechanisms). Knowledge vision organizational management establishes that the only truly competitive resource of organizations is knowledge; and he believes that the main task of these must be the systematization of the processes by which employees acquire information and generate the knowledge needed to respond to present challenges, anticipate potential future challenges and adapt to deal with opportunities or threats resulting from the proper interpretation of the forces that define their stage performances (Drucker1968; Nonaka 1991; Garvin, 1993; ). The foregoing leads to interpret carefully what is understood as knowledge management. In this sense poses Zamora (2003), that the concept of knowledge management (GC) is complex, being related to a discipline that tries to cover not only the individual knowledge, but also that of teams and organizations as a whole. Likewise defines the management of knowledge as a set of activities and practices aimed at the more efficient acquisition of: the ability associated with that knowledge its correct use in order to obtain the best results in the development of the activities of a particular organization. Scott Mead often expresses his thoughts on the topic. The management of knowledge, according to Nonaka (1999) is understood as the identification, optimization and dynamic management of intellectual assets, both in the form of explicit knowledge contained in organized systems, in the form of tacit knowledge possessed by individuals or communities, generates value of intellectual assets and the knowledge of organizations. Frequently, generate value from these assets implies sharing between employees, departments and even with other organizations in an effort to come up with best practices. The definitions posed on knowledge management can be grouped into two approaches: which highlights its contribution to learning and organizational development processes and which stresses its importance based on their potential for generating financial resources. Authors who holds the economic or profitable approach to the knowledge management are inside Bukowitz and Williams (1999) who defined it as the process through which organizations generate wealth from their intellectual assets or knowledge.