We often talk of value delivery in KM coming from two areas
- Never repeating mistakes,
- Always replicating successes
I like this re-emphasis. By saying "re-creating" instead of "replicating" they recognise that learning is seldom applied within the same context as that where it was created. Knowledge, experience and lessons will be reapplied in a different context, and there will need to be some adaption, before there is adoption. There will need to be some re-creation, before there is reapplication.
The lessons and knowledge will add value; not through blind copying, but through applying the lessons from the past in the context of the future.