Browsing a bit this morning I found, again, a lot of relevant, interesting, engrossing texts about what the heck is KM and where it is going. Maybe the best is this one.
Like bloggers engrossed with “metablogging”, KMers tend to spend a lot of time on this. I usually refuse to. To me, wondering about whether KM is becoming “interdisciplinary” or is a discipline unto itself, whether it’s going up in the world or fading off, or it’s sprouting branches, or converging with “learning”… look a bit like spending time gazing at one’s own navel and wondering if it has an echo. It’s fun, but at the end of the day you’ve got nowhere.
KM is this. It’s real, it’s plain, it’s tangible, and it’s a branch of Management Sciences, just as cash management or human resources management. It creates value. It applies to several domains, is implemented using a whole and ever-changing variety of tools, and is subject to as many fads as any other field. It’s implementation everywhere is growing and unstoppable. All this is both observable and intuitive.