Friday, September 03, 2004

Organizational Culture and Knowledge Sharing

Understanding Organizational Culture for Knowledge Sharing:

Culture encompasses the values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviour of an organisation.
Culture is how things get done in organisations. It is also a well-known fact that an organisation’s culture shapes its learning orientation. It is therefore important to understand the cultural aspects of the organisation before planning any initiative in e-learning or knowledge management.

In this article, I will build on a popular model for understanding organisational culture and present a map that can be used to make quick inferences when making decisions on other facets of organisational learning (e.g. e-learning or knowledge management initiatives).

Tip o' the hat to Column Two.