Finding and using new knowledge isn’t easy. The challenge is often called one of developing ‘absorptive capacity’ – the ability to find, assimilate and use new knowledge to advantage.
Utilising this audit, the reader can assess the strengths and weaknesses in their absorptive capacity. This is achieved by breaking it down into ‘skills’ and analysing each of these areas. Examples of areas listed include ‘awareness’ and ‘assess and select.’
In each section, an individual can calculate their organization’s overall knowledge capability level before adding the scores to a summary table. The tool also provides instructions for how to compose the results in graphical form.
To access the audit:
Absorptive Capacity Audit by Joe Tidd and John Bessant, John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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