Title

The Need for Proper Management in the Knowledge Organization

Date of Award

11-29-2010

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Leadership and Organizations

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Department

Leadership & Organizations

Advisor

Granville Jones

Keywords

knowledge management; knowledge manager; knowledge organization; knowledge worker; knowledge workforce; leadership; leadership and organizations; proper management

Abstract

Global knowledge is increasing daily and with it knowledge organizations utilizing and capitalizing on knowledge. Worker management is critical in how knowledge is harnessed and organization success. Managers require not only understanding of knowledge organization meaning and operation, but also understanding of knowledge worker management styles. Managers outside knowledge organizations may have management styles considered traditional in nature but success in a knowledge organization hinges on how they adapt. The research conducted compares traditional managers and knowledge managers to create understanding and awareness of differences. The survey conducted shows data from managers who work in what are considered knowledge organizations. The data adds valuable information to existing research providing fresh insight into knowledge management from those who live it daily.

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