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Themerging of e-learning and knowledge management

Theconstant change in operations in different organizations tofacilitate new innovations and foster better performance requires theneed for different organizations to merge e-learning and knowledgemanagement. This is in a bid to cope with the rapid entry of newamenities, features and goods that the employees have to learn andunderstand and in the process merge this information to initiates aneffective operation (Lytras at al., 2013). It is the responsibilityof the firms or companies to train its workers accordingly so as toacquaint them with up-to-date knowledge about new products andservices. It helps the company retain its customers and henceimproves its performance.

Thecompanies have to engage fully in training its workers, even whenthere is a possibility for employees to depart it is much cheaper inthe long run since retaining untrained workers is more expensive. Theavailability of the corporate training or knowledge managementthrough e-learning makes it easy for knowledge to be conveyed easilyto the employees (Kärreman, 2010). As such the workers receive theinformation they need to know and in a form every individual willunderstand.

Thee-learning makes business operations effective in that the membersobtain easily new information, helps in the application and thestorage of knowledge for future use (Mishra, &amp Uday, 2011).Basically the e-learning andknowledge management processes is allabout knowledge creation that is, knowledge generation, capture,adoption, storage, distribution and application (Mishra, &amp Uday,2011). To maintain a competitive advantage in a highly competitivemarket in the 21stcentury, the business leaders have had to adopt the use of e-learningtechnology to provide up to date training to sustain efficientcorporate culture and improved performance.

References

Kärreman,D. (2010). The Power of Knowledge: Learning from ‘Learning byKnowledge-Intensive Firm’. Journal Of Management Studies.http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00898.x

Lytras,M. D., Ruan, D., Tennyson, R. D., Ordóñez, . P. P., García, P.F. J., &amp Rusu, L. (2013). Information systems, e-learning, andknowledge management research: 4th World Summit on the KnowledgeSociety, WSKS 2011, Mykonos, Greece, September 21-23, 2011. Revisedselected papers.

Mishra,B., &amp Uday Bhaskar, A. (2011). Knowledge management process intwo learning organisations. J Of Knowledge Management, 15(2),344-359. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13673271111119736


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Thestrategy to transfer and retain knowledge during acquisition or amerger

Differentcompanies or other similar entities often undertake mergers andacquisition in order to achieve improved corporate finance andstrategic management in there buying and selling dealings. This helpsan enterprise grow rapidly and attains an improved market share,acquire new technology, leverage knowledge, obtain intellectualcapital and achieve organizational diversification (`Merger andacquisition roundup`, 2011). In the process of acquisition andmergers, the organization faces the challenge of losing expertise andknowledge of its key workers. Therefore, the organizations ought toadopt the best strategies to provide a favorable environment toenable the employees’ record and share knowledge.

Thereare a number of strategies that organizations should adopt, forinstance, communities of practice which requires the twoorganizations form joint groups comprising employees across theorganization boundaries. This will facilitate sharing of informationand hence integration of new ideas concerning essential work issuesand topics. There is a need to adopt lessons learnt exercises, theemployees after undertaking key projects should ask themselves whatthey have learnt, what was needed to be done and the actualoperations achieved, after this they should access the variations andaddress the arising shortcomings (ADVANCES IN MERGERS ANDACQUISITIONS, 2013) .

Theyshould adopt mentorship and apprenticeship programs to help transferknowledge from the skilled employees to the newer workers and in theprocess retain the existing knowledge. Implement e-learning systemthat will facilitate greater access to information needed from thesubject matter experts regardless of any existing departmental andgeographical boundaries (DePamphilis, 2013) In addition, they shouldleverage retirees to assist mentor and provide new skills to thenewer employees.

References

ADVANCESIN MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS. (2013). LONDON: EMERALD GROUP PUBL.

DePamphilis,D. M. (2013). Mergers, acquisitions, and other restructuringactivities: An integrated approach to process, tools, cases, andsolutions.

Mergerand acquisition roundup. (2011). Metal Powder Report, 66(6), 6.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0026-0657(12)70005-x