Innovation and KM

Better and faster innovation is one of the benefits of having a good knowledge management system in place. When the guys who invent the new stuff have access to all existing knowledge and experience, they will do a better job.

In his book ‘Group Genius‘, Keith Sawyer explains ‘…the unique power of collaboration to generate innovation …’

He claims that inventions are the product of complex organizations and interacting teams.

I already commented on some benefits of a knowledge management system :
 – reinventing the wheel

 – knowledge walking out of the door

 – if we only knew what we know

Better and faster innovation is number 4 in this shortlist of knowledge management benefits. (More efficient organizational learning is number 5)

I will add this book to my summer reading list.

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