Here is another interesting result from our Knowledge Management survey, on the two factors that seem to control the size of KM teams.I say "seem to" as correlation does not imply causation.
The graph here combines results from three questions:
- How big is your KM team
- How big is you organization
- How mature is your KM initiative
It seeks to test whether KM team size grows or shrinks as implementation progresses.
The graph shows, with a remarkable level of consistency, that KM team size is linked both with organization size and with KM maturity.
I expected to see the first correlation, as it is intuitively obvious that the larger the organization, the larger the size of the KM team. I did not expect to see the second correlation.
Intuitively I expected that a KM team would be biggest during the implementation phase, but would slim down once KM was embedded. This is not what the data show. Instead the KM team s are largest where KM is fully embedded.
There are two ways to interpret these results
1) KM team size should be expected to grow as KM implementation progresses, or
2) it is only those organizations with well-resourced KM teams that reach the point of fully embedded KM.
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