Knowledge is a voluntary act, if people trust each other they will share. If they work together and create interdependencies then they will share. If the context requires it even political rivals will share. Good management (including knowledge management) is about creating the right sort of environment and interactions. Creating a set of explicit targets is an abrogation of management responsibility not its assumption.I totally agree with Dave. Knowledge sharing doesn't need what many call a "knowledge sharing culture" that rewards sharing initiatives. Knowledge sharing rather requires knowledge ecologies where networking is the norm.