Abstract: Managing organizational knowledge is a critical factor in the success of any institution. A key goal of knowledge management initiatives is to strengthen organizational culture. An appropriate culture must exist in the organziation for knowledge management initiatives to be successful. This paper represents a review of literature aimed at providing a strategy for the understanding of organizational culture in order to assist in the development of an effective knowledge- management plan. In particular, this paper will focus on the work put forth by Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal as well as Dave Logan, John King and Halee Fisher-Wright. The goal of this paper is to examine the similarities between the respective authors’ notions of organizational frames and the tribes that exist within organizations. It applies the concepts as a tool to address knowledge management barriers within organizations.
Keywords: knowledge, Knowledge Management , Organizational culture, Bolman and Deal Four Frames Model, organizational tribes
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Recommended Citation: Fruehauf, J. D., Lehman, D. (2016). Assessing Cultural Aspects of Organizations for Knowledge Management Initiatives. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 9(1) pp 47-54. http://jisar.org/2016-9/ ISSN: 1946-1836. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2015)