Trans-Generation Knowledge Transfer And Its Effects On Performance Of Community Based Organizations In Rachuonyo South Sub County

Were Philip Onyango


Community Based Organizations and other civil society organizations in Kenya are undergoing rapid technological changes, increased scrutiny by the state and dynamic labor market hence a need to properly manage and transfer knowledge organizational development. This study therefore sought to determine the relationship between trans-generation knowledge transfer and performance in Community Based Organization. The research adopted knowledge management theory and used cross sectional survey research design to investigate the variables. The study was located in Rachuonyo South Sub County in Homabay County and targeted registered Community Based Organizations. The study employed stratified sampling to select the 450 participants. Split-half Test was used to test reliability and expert assessment was used to test validity of the Structured Questionnaire. The study found out that majority of the respondents are generation X and the most frequently used social utility to transfer knowledge is Email followed by Facebook. Majority of respondents strongly disagreed that they have a functional Knowledge Management Department/ System, however, respondents strongly agreed that geographical distance inhibits knowledge transfer. Majority of the respondents strongly agreed that when knowledge is transferred employees are effective. The study recommended that Community Based Organizations need to set up a functional knowledge management department that will coordinate knowledge acquisition, storage, use and transfer in order to benefit from this important organizational asset.

KEYWORDS: Trans-Generation, Knowledge Transfer and Performance

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