In this learning object several models of KM were introduced. The first widely adopted KM model was the SECI model (knowledge spiral model), which described how tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge can be transformed in an organization. The knowledge spiral model has been extended, modified, and alternative KM models have been offered taking into account the complex and dynamic nature of knowledge and cultural and contextual influences.

KM models helps us to put the disparate pieces of a puzzle together in a way that leads to a deeper understanding of both the pieces and the ensemble that they make up. A model-driven KM approach enables not only a better description of what is happening but they help provide a better prescription for meeting organizational goals (Dalkir, 2011. p.92). 

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