Document Type : Commentary
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
International Society for Systems and Complexity Sciences for Health (ISSCSH), Waitsfield, VT, USA
The systemic failure of organisational learning should not come as a surprise – after all every system delivers exactly what it is designed for. Knowledge management/transfer is a property of the organisational system rather than a particular technique. Hence, knowledge management/transfer is about the contextual framing in which learning focused on understanding can occur. Looking through a system lens any research field can be defined as a complex adaptive organisation, and its culture determines if and how learning and knowledge transfer (or shared learning) can occur. Creating and maintain a learning culture requires leadership that perpetuates continuous dialogues to achieve tacit and explicit knowledge exchange.