The addition of social networking applications, blogs, wikis, etc. are turning the world of business upside down and Baby Boomers are struggling to keep up with not only the technology, but with this new way of managing people, processes, and technology (Tabije, 2009).

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To prove that knowledge has changed since Mullins article in 1999
would be virtually
impossible, but there is a change in how we
put

our
Knowledge Management
(KM)
to
work.
Tabije (2009)
gives us the perfect example of how the way

we conduct our work has
changed
. Tabije
states that
Web 2.0
, (which includes web applications, social
-
networking
sites, video
-
sharing sites, wikis, blogs, etc)

which is a more user friendly type of software
and applications
,

allows workers to
work at mor
e remote locations
.



Web 2.0 is second nature to the
Millennials (also known as the Generation Y group)
.
They have
grown up usi
ng technology. The Millennials are
encouraging their Baby Boomer
bosses to embrace and accept Web 2.0.

A Web 2.0 site al
lows its users to interact with
other users or to change website
content
, in contrast to non
-
interactive websites where
users are limited to the

passive viewing of information that is provided to them.


The addition of social ne
tworking applications, blogs, wikis, etc. are turning the
world of business
upside down and
Baby Boomers

are struggling to keep up with
not on
ly the technology, but with
this new w
ay of managing people, processes,

and
technology

(Tabije, 2009)
.


The movement that has started is called Knowledge Management

(KM)
. While
the term has been around for several years, it has recently become the buzz

words
of
today's workplace with the
aid

of both Web 2.0 and the internet.


From small businesses all the w
ay to
nationwide compan
ies
, all
have

one thing is
common. Employee creativity must be released in order t
o grow
and be
successful
.
In order to
enhance the employee creativity
,
effective communications

must be
present
, and one of the best ways to communicate is to build a knowledge
management system using an intranet as its backbone.

A
n intranet is nothing more
than a private internet in your org
anization.

It is a powerful tool to capture
creativity, intellectual capital, and to link company subject matter experts to each
other

(Tabije, 2009)
.

Because of its importance as the primary tool in a KM environment, KM must be
viewed as a strategy with
senior management leading its implementation.

Yet, many
of today's managers and leaders are from the Gen
eration
X or Baby Boomer crowd
and are
hesitant

to change their management styles that embraces going to
meetings versus collaborating and sharing info
rmation through a web portal like an
intranet.



By learning more about KM, Intranets, and Web 2.0 technology, you will position
yourself to be highly sought after leader for today's most successful
organizations. They need your skills and talents as the
new experts in leading
today's empowered workers

(Tabije, 2009)
.





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