Volume 17, Number 6 June 2000
The 2000 Conference Board Conference
The definition and uses of knowledge management are broadening
by Michael Koenig
Discusses the recent meeting of the Conference Board, held in San
Francisco on March 6-7, 2000. Says that the meeting, titled "The
2000 Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning Conference,"
illustrated the trend toward more emphasis on the human-factors
component of knowledge management (KM). Adds that another trend was
that KM's industry base appears to be broadening, as there was less
attendance by representatives from areas such as accounting and
consulting firms and more from sectors that not long ago were
referred to as "rust belt" industries. Adds that the focus of KM
is no longer on how to protect an organization if the employees are
lured away, it is now on using KM to retain and motivate the best
employees. Notes that an obvious corollary is that KM can be used as
a tool to recruit the best employees.
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