Creating Shared Visions in Organizations – Taking an Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Perspective

Kaiser, Alexander and Fahrenbach, Florian ORCID: and Martinez, Hector (2021) Creating Shared Visions in Organizations – Taking an Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Perspective. In: Proceedings of the 54rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). ScholarSpace University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu. pp. 5186-5195. ISBN 978-0-9981331-4-0

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Despite ongoing interest in organizational visions, both in research and practice, there is little understanding of what a vision should entail. What makes a good vision? We approach this question from a knowledge perspective and explore what organizations need to know in order to effectively plan and perform organizational activities. We will review relevant literature and conduct a content analysis of visions of global profit-oriented organizations. By providing a synthesis of theory and practice, we suggest that organizational visions should include three knowledge enablers, which guide the creation as well as the management of (1) knowledge about organizational identity, (2) knowledge about mutual embeddedness, and (3) knowledge about emerging opportunities. Our findings can contribute to research on vision development and vision content. Furthermore, they can inform a recent discussion in the KM community to guide KM activities in organizations.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Reports from the Field: Knowledge and Learning Applications in Practice, shared vision, knowledge flow, learning organization
Divisions: Departments > Wirtschaftsinformatik u. Operations Mgmt > Data, Process and Knowledge Management > Wissensmanagement
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 12:04
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2021 12:04
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