"We are busy - we have lots of real project tasks to do - we can't take time off for an After Action review, or a Retrospect or a Peer Assist"
But in fact, it's not a question of time, it's a question of priority. They have time to
- do their timesheets
- prepare reports for management
- attend teambuilding events
- listen to senior management briefings
- attend appraisal meetings
- go to risk workshops
- go to safety workshops
and none of these are any more "real project tasks" than Knowledge Management.
The difference is that these activities are prioritised. They are treated as priority activities; things that it is valid to spend time on.
So when I hear people say "we don't have the time for Knowledge Management", I know that this really means "we don't prioritise Knowledge Management". Probably because they don't appreciate what their knowledge is worth, or how much value KM will deliver.