Building A Strong
To Effectively Manage
Why would executives care whether knowledge
is individual or organizational?
By Mostafa Sayyadi Ghasabeh
Today‘s globalized nature of competitiveness
is placing more pressure on organizations to
employ effective executives who are capable to build
a strong employee engagement aiming at developing
knowledge-based organizations. There are many
academic studies that focus on the organizational and
managerial factors that drive knowledge management
strategy. Employee engagement is one such area
that plays a critical role and is a strategic prerequisite
for business success in today’s knowledge-based
In this article, I place a new emphasis on employee
engagement, because of its ease of implementation
by executives at all levels of the organizations.
Employee engagement can in fact help executives
build knowledge-based organizations that can create
and implement innovations timely as they operate and
compete in global markets.
Executives across the globe have found that
knowledge is critical to business success. Knowledge
management, in of itself, is not enough to satisfy
the vast array of changes in today’s organization.
Employee engagement is a necessary precursor
to effectively managing knowledge within the
organization. First, executives need to have an
understanding of the concept of knowledge itself.
Knowledge can be seen as a blend of information,
experiences and codes, and a collection of
The key take-away for executives is that knowledge
is a resource that enables organizations to solve
problems and create value through improved
performance and it is this point that will narrow
the gaps of success and failure leading to more
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