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The Relationship Between KM and KT

KM and KT are inextricably linked and related, but knowledge transfer is often more complex because it attempts to codify and transfer knowledge and expertise that are held within peoples’ heads as opposed to information that is documented. As a result, KT may require different approaches but often it is linked and builds on approaches designed to help manage knowledge within an organization. It is moving from “collection” of information to “making connections” among those who retain the knowledge and those who need it. It a conscious strategy to get “the right knowledge to the right people at the right time" and helping people share and put information into action in ways that strive to improve organizational performance.