Tuesday 21 April 2020

First preliminary results from the Knoco 2020 survey of KM

The Knoco 2020 Survey of KM is about half way through its open period for accepting contributions. We have some early findings, and your own contribution is still very welcome.

The Knoco 2020 survey of knowledge management is the third in a triennial series of surveys of the global status of KM. It seeks to find out what is going on in the KM World, and identify any trends in KM over the 9-year period. One of the trends is shown at the bottom of this article.

The survey is still open for the next 2 weeks. If you would like to take part, please click on one of the links below.

We have an open link for everyone, a spanish-language version, and also specific links for certain countries, These links are below - choose one that fits!

Open survey, English language
Open survey, Spanish language
Survey for S Africa-based organisations
Survey for China-based organisations
Survey for Indonesia organisations
Survey for Russia-based organisations

The survey takes between 30 minutes to an hour to complete. It is very comprehensive, but creates a very comprehesive set of data and allows you to benchmark against a wide range of parameters. The survey has been visited by nearly 250 people, of which about 180 have left substantial data.

It's too early to draw any firm conclusions from the data as it comes in, but here is one interesting snippet.  We asked all respondents to describe the trend in importance of KM in their organisation. The answers are shown below.

In each of the three years we have held the survey, the majority have said that the importance of KMis increasing, a substantial minority say it is neither decreasing nor increasing, and a small minority say the importance is decreasing.  Furthermore these results seem to be swinging more in the favour of increasing importance over the period from 2014 to 2019.

The view that "KM is dead or dying" is not supported by these results. Instead it seems that KM is still very much "on the up", or at the very least, "steady as she goes".

The final survey report will contain many more such plots (the 2017 report contained 61 figures and 29 tables).

However for these figures and tables to be fully representative, we need your data! If you have not already participated, please find an hour in the next 2 weeks to take part.

Thank you in advance!

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