Discusson Second-Generation Knowledge Management

First-generation KM dealt with creating an environment in which knowledge could be shared and used for optimum results within a particular organizational framework. In comparison, second-generation KM helps an organization discover and recognize the most effective knowledge sources. Second-generation KM also helps an organization use that source to expand and rearrange the knowledge so that optimized results can be obtained.

Based on your reading for this week:

First-generation KM and second-generation KM differ in their approaches to strategies related to supply and demand versus the whole life cycle. With respect to this difference, discuss the advantages of second-generation KM over first-generation KM.
References
Collison, C., & Parcell, G. (2004). Learning to fly: Practical knowledge management from leading and learning organizations (Updated ed. with free CD-ROM). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons Limited/Capstone Publishing Limited.

McElroy, M (1999). Double-loop Knowledge Management: A White Paper. Principal IBM Knowledge Management Consulting Practice.