What is the future of Knowledge Management? KM is in trouble in the present (see, “Is KM relevant anymore?”) and the signals are clear, adapt or risk being seen as irrelevant. We surely can’t continue to participate in the KM boundary conflict of the here-and-now, it is absorbing way too much energy and resource on arguments that are too often embedded in a bygone era. The focus needs to shift to shaping the future (keeping one eye on KM’s relevance in the present).
Nailing my colours to the mast, the next era of Knowledge Management practice will see the field complete its migration from a traditional tools-led approach to a competence/capability-led approach.