Knowledge Management in Pakistan Knowledge management is the skill of coming up with ideas, sharing them and puttingthem into use. There have been many contributors to the well being of knowledge in Pakistan; all were geared to ensure that the goal of producing a knowledgeable society is realized. Therefore, societies were formed with the help of different individuals like professors, students’ teachers and other academicians. This proposal will examine the measures used in promoting knowledge, how knowledge is transferred from one sector to another in Pakistan’s economy, advantages of knowledge management to Pakistan’s economy, challenges faced by Pakistan in managing its knowledge. Introduction Pakistan’s knowledge is mainly promoted through education; during its independence, the quality of education provided in this country was very poor.
Most of its population was comprised of illiterate individuals. Currently the country has tried to come up with strategies through which its population can get access to education regardless of gender and age. Adults’ education has been highly encouraged compared to independent period. This has been done through allocation of more resources to education and trying to improve its system of education.
Educational systems are divided into five categories. Each group is comprised of a different stage in personality that ensure swift flow of information from one level to another manage each level (king 32). Genders issues have addressed in Pakistan’s educational systems. Both men and women are given equal chances in accessing education and in the job market competence is the main factor to consider when deploying individuals in the field market. Knowledge management has helped in the conservation of Pakistan’s environment and in the running of various organizations that greatly contributes to its economy.
Allocation of resource and other amenities is done through acquisition of knowledge management. Therefore, a conducive environment is always encouraged for the sake of gaining knowledge in different institutions and organization (king 75). Government tries to provide quality education by providing resources and revising the curriculum when necessary. Business organizations provide a friendly environment by encouraging cooperation among its workers. Innovation is to be encouraged for the sake of being competitive in the business world Literature review Knowledge management has been described as a fundamental aspect to the success and development of any organization or nation that wants to compete favorably in the business market.
Some scholars argue that technology is very important in transferring knowledge. According to king (83) it is through this technology that both workers and clients share different ideas. This is to mean Pakistan’s success in managing its knowledge will highly depend on its technological standards. In business, technology should be applied in promoting efficient communication; this also helps in faster transfer of information from one individual to another. Other reviewers argue that success of knowledge management depends on individual’s ability and the general systems of management.
Systems of management have to be efficient to realize success; this is to say the flow of information from one level to another have to be good if not perfect. A study conducted by King (93) on individuality, it reveals that individuals’ skill is another aspect necessary in managing knowledge. Workers for instance should have relevant skills to the field they are dealing with. Pakistan’s has tried to improve its systems of education to realize the goal of making its public knowledgeable.
It has been pointed out that knowledge management comes with its challenges that may otherwise impact negatively to the growth of an organization. It is difficult to ensure that all individuals at work place master and maintain the skill of knowledge management. This is due to cultural differences that at the work place, people have different beliefs about different things there cultural differences might conflict with the organizations goal. Methodology Knowledge management in Pakistan entirely depends on the entire society for its success.
There are important pillars to the success of knowledge management; these are people, processes that are undertaken by organization, and different practices carried out in an organization. People will help in bringing about change and integrating different cultures. The same People are held in seeing to it that the knowledge management plan succeeds in any organization so long they put in mind, Processes are rules that are used in governing an organization (king 112). There are four stages used in knowledge management, one is strategy.
Pakistan has put down different strategies that act as a guideline to its success for instance; it has a strategy of providing an enabling environment for all. Planning is another component necessary in knowledge management, in every business or plan one has to identify target market. Carrying out of thorough assessments in an organization is an important aspect. Execution is the third stage in knowledge management, in execution individuals are involved in the process of laying down knowledge management framework.
Quality of the knowledge being offered is very necessary for instance, any organization interested in participating in a healthy business competition have to focus on the quality of the knowledge for it greatly affects the wellbeing of their business. Finally improvement in knowledge management, changes should always be implemented where necessary in knowledge management to promote to its quality. Findings Due to adoption of knowledge, management by Pakistan there has been great improvement in different sectors. Education has greatly improved where most people are now well-educated compared to earlier period.
Economically Pakistan has improved due to the consistency that it has shown in the market. Businesses have achieved profitability from this skill of knowledge management (king 205). On the other hand, Pakistan has faced great challenges in integrating knowledge management in its economy due to different reasons. One being the fact that Pakistan is a developing it suffers financial setbacks in funding for technology that promotes faster flow of information in an organization. Diversity in culture that exists in Pakistan is also a problem in knowledge management.
Culture of a particular organization highly contributes to failure of knowledge management, this framework might fail to work if at all the culture of an organization does not encourage learning new experiences and lack of flexibility. Motivation is another challenge for implementation of knowledge management. Not all workers are motivated to share different ideas with their fellow colleagues. This is because some individuals do not see the value of knowledge management (king 312). Recommendations (conclusion) Knowledge management as discussed is an important element to the growth of both nations and organisations.
Therefore should be promoted at all cost. The challenges faced by knowledge management can be dealt with through motivation of workers; they are to be taught on the usefulness of knowledge management. Workers should be motivated to share different ideas with their fellow workers and finally an organizations culture should be geared towards learning new experiences. Work cited King, William R. Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning. Newyork: Springer, 2009.