Harnessing individual knowledge in company settings is a major challenge. Learning management systems are tools that provide an antidote to this problem.
Companies profit by applying strategic management to eLearning systems. In so doing, they create knowledge managements systems. When this occurs, a greater sense of value for individual knowledge is gained. Because eLearning becomes routine, and research is easy to conduct, employees feel empowered to apply their best efforts towards innovation.
Knowledge management systems that organize company data and training materials especially benefit employees by improving their work experience. Creating a database of information positively affects company culture. With resources at their fingertips, anyone from a new-hire to an executive can adopt openness for eLearning programs and continue to self-educate by reading company findings and research.
An LMS serves as a knowledge management system when the organization and distribution of company information is accessible in an online format. The documentation of strategic management coupled with eLearning creates a database of corporate knowledge, and makes this information accessible to the company at large.
Other benefits of knowledge management systems include:
- Organization of company history
- Online compilation of collective data
- Training material archive
- Contact information for subject experts
- Additional LMS benefits as listed by TOPYX®
To achieve these results and more, it is important to intentionally purpose the learning management system as a tool for knowledge management. Many built in functions of an LMS extend the platform for eLearning. When information compiled in training sessions, mentoring groups, and large company meetings are documented and organized, value is added to the LMS.
Knowledge systems are different from simple eLearning platforms because they offer databases that are easy to access and navigate. To utilize a learning management system in a way that highlights individual knowledge, it’s important to keep record of strategic management decisions, archive employee training materials, and organize all documents so they can be easily searched.
TOPYX® is a social learning management system that ensures the advancement of individual knowledge in company settings. The strategic management of training materials, organizational communications, and company resources create a database of knowledge available to employee networks of any size.
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Jeffrey A. Roth
Vice President, Marketing and Communications