Knowledge creation and management for commercial entities illustrate one of many tools geared toward the ultimate goal of profitability. Nevertheless, knowledge as a tool commands unique importance that maybe catapult it to comparatively greater importance than other business tools. The rationalization is rather simple: virtually all businesses require human interference to conduct business to a different extent. Such intervention may differ in degree, but it is virtually universal to all businesses. Hence, this common factor in all businesses begs the question of how to attain, increase and improve effectiveness and efficiency, which may lead to greater profitability.
Continuing with the same logic, it is obvious that improving the human ability to increase effectiveness and efficiency will require enablement. Such enablement can include factors such as knowledge, training, and tools. Yet, tools and training alone will achieve little without the proper knowledge to use those enabling tools. Hence, knowledge and knowledge management emerged as the most obvious influencing factors. Similarly, considering the continuous evolution of business and business tools, it is safe to assume that knowledge is not a constant factor. As business methodology and practices and the global business environment continue to evolve, new venues and tools that become available will require appropriate knowledge and further training. This leads to the single most important issue of knowledge management.
Ultimately, the mere observation of the obvious and compulsory evolution of business and its respective tools will conclude that human interference, which is required to conduct traditional business, necessitates the constant management of knowledge geared toward increasing profitability. Alternative attempts that would concentrate on technology or process would rely on constantly upgraded and changed tools. The one constant factor, the human being, is what will need the proper and up-to-date knowledge to perform and contribute to overall profitability.
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