Ten laws that can guide Knowedge Management efforts in any organization:
1. Knowledge can be managed. Although knowledge resides in people and is made up primarily of of values, judgments, ideals, culture and experiences, we can find ways of turning those tacit elements into explicit components of an organization´s assets.
2. In order to transfer knowledge we need a receiver and transmitter who are both willing to transfer and receive knowledge.
3. Knowledge is strenghtened whenever someone shares it; one person acquires knowledge and the other one learns from it, thus enhacing his vision of the world.
4. Knowledge is built faster collectively. When people have the opportunity to share their knowledge and teach others, they will build new conections and develop knowledge in smarter ways.
5. Knowledge without action is just a potential power. Thus we need to put knowledge to use instead of just storing it away.
6.Knowledge becomes obsolete faster than you think. In the outset of a digitalized world, what we know today may have little value tomorrow. We have to create a continuos learning cycle which can benefit both the individual and organization.
7. Not all knowledge is valuable. Organizations have to identify their critical knowledge and drive efforts towards managing that knowledge.
8. Although two people may share the same knowledge, the outcomes of their actions wont necesarrily be the same. We have to provide other means in order to ensure that knowledge is correctly applied within the specific context of the organization.
9. Knowledge transfer is enhanced when people have the opportunity to meet face-to-face; the more people get to know each other on a personal level, their relationship is strengthened and this contributes in generating an appropriate exchange of information.
10. Knowledge is dynamic. As the environment changes and evolves we are forced to leave behind the theories and concepts that we once learned in order to create new knowledge.