What is the Role of KM Body of Knowledge in Knowledge Management Training?

KM stands for Knowledge Management  hence, the KM Body of Knowledge is literally a database of information about Knowledge Management. But it goes a step further, meaning, all the experience of concerned Knowledge Management practitioners and the best practices they came up with over these years are incorporated into the KM Body of Knowledge and freely disseminated among all KM practitioners throughout the world.

But often, the problem is not looking for this KM Body of Knowledge (like you would look for the mystical Holy Grail)  actually, there is an overwhelming amount of KM Body of Knowledge in the Internet alone. The real problem is knowing what to do with all that data once you know where to find it. Someone said once: it is not how much you know, it is how you use it. And that is very true  even if you had the whole Internet at your fingertips, if you do not know how to apply it in real-world terms, it remains nothing more than bits and pieces of useless knowledge. In the IT world, it may even be safely called obsolete knowledge.

One way to resolve this problem is to look for a Knowledge Management consultant or consultancy firm to help your organization figure out which best practices apply to your case, and which KM concepts and practices can be disregarded. A good KM practicing consultant can weed out the useless from the useful and re-structure it so that you come up with a good KM training program for your organization. Make sure your KM consultant keeps the rules and goals simple when designing a KM training program that really works for you and your employees.