How to Outsmart the Competition Through Superior Knowledge Management

Good read — the perspective is a little different but the proof is there.  For all leadership and management

Excerpt:  Superior knowledge management (KM) is often credited with boosting shareholder value, jumpstarting innovation and improving customer service, but with little evidence to support vendors’ heady claims, executives have to rely on faith instead of facts when approving costly initiatives.

Finally, research confirms that acquiring, sharing and using knowledge in meaningful ways definitively improves a company’s return on assets, sales and operating income.

“We only had soft evidence to support the link between superior KM and the bottom line,” says Jiming Wu, Ph.D., assistant professor of management for the College of Business and Economics at California State University, East Bay. “Now after studying the results of 62 companies, we’ve confirmed the link between superior financial performance and superior knowledge management.”

Smart Business spoke with Wu about the tangible and intangible benefits of superior KM.

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