Human Resource Management SEM II 2011/2012 Problem Based Individual Assignment:The Barriers On The Path of Knowledge Sharing In Organizations Lecturer: Dr Muhammad Madi Bin Abdullah By: Nazifa Abd. Ghani (MR111037)
OUTLINEINTRODUCTIONSTATEMENT OF PROBLEMSDISCUSSIONRECOMMENDATION & CONCLUSION
THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWLEDGE SHARING INORGANISATIONSINTRODUCTION Knowledge is defined as a source of sustainable competitive advantage for organizations in today’s economy (Wang & Noe, 2010). KM, make easy the process of transferring knowledge among employees and effectively convert the knowledge shared for organizational benefit. Knowledge sharing is completely connected to company improvement (Liao, 2006), Boosting up company’s productivity (Quigley, Tesluk, Locke, & Bartol, 2007) Increased the performance of the organisation (Verburg & Andriessen, 2011).
Talent wins games, but with Knowledge sharing , teamwork and intelligence wins championships STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS Why knowledge sharing always result in failure? The organization always allocated some resources for knowledge management but many of them still failed (Wang & Noe, 2011). SCOPE OF THE STUDY To determine the barriers that occurred related to knowledge sharing effectiveness. Three categories of barriers identified in this study: Cultural barriers Relationship barriers Organisational barriers
-Silo mentality -Knowledge is Power “Managers believed that knowledge is a basis of Cultural power for promotion and therefore unwilling to barriers share their knowledge”. -Changes-Low level of trust among employees•Employees start to share knowledge The Barriers On The Path of only after they -Incapable to manage know each other. Knowledge Sharing In and assimilate the Organizations information obtained.
HOW TO PROMOTE KNOWLEDGE SHARING?There are four main approaches that should beconsidered in order to increase the effectivenessof knowledge sharing process. The following ways are:•Motivation :Enhance employees feeling of belonging to the organizations.•Socializing :Expose in Sharing experiences & Building Trust (activities/events).•Training Programs•Communication/Interaction
Conclusion Understanding thebarriers in organisationsplays an important role indefining the failure oforganisational goalsManagement of theorganisations should knowthat sharing cannot worksby itself. In fact, managementshould be the mastermindin determining the successof knowledge sharingamong employees.