WHAT KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS DESIGNERS CAN LEARN FROM APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY
Constructive Discourse and Human Organization
ISBN: 978-0-76230-892-7, eISBN: 978-1-84950-159-0
Publication date: 6 May 2004
The underpinnings of knowledge management theories is that finding, keeping and leveraging an organization’s information assets are critical to productivity, efficiency of operation and successful competition. Following a brief introduction of the knowledge management systems, this essay examines the corollary relationship between knowledge management and appreciative inquiry, and subsequently points to critical areas in which knowledge management practices can benefit from adopting the appreciative inquiry perspective. More particularly, we submit that appreciative inquiry can motivate organizational-wide adoption and it can provide language-based mechanisms that facilitate effective knowledge exchange. The development of an appreciative inquiry based mode of knowledge management as an alternative to the prevailing approaches opens new horizons and uncovers previously overlooked possibilities, which eventually can contribute to the overall organizational well-being.
Avital, M. and Carlo, J.L. (2004), "WHAT KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS DESIGNERS CAN LEARN FROM APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY", Cooperrider, D.L. and Avital, M. (Ed.) Constructive Discourse and Human Organization (Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, Vol. 1), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 57-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1475-9152(04)01003-8
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