A knowledge organisation should constantly expand and grow in order to survive in today’s competitive environment. One of the key opportunities to do so is allowing employees to use the accumulated knowledge. Organisations should enable employees to share their knowledge, while employees should be able to communicate and collaborate voluntarily and immediately, create new knowledge and accumulate individual knowledge. Although the need for knowledge is clear, knowledge movement at all stages of the knowledge life cycle is characterised by leakage, depreciation, dependence and trust. The article aims to review scientific literature and analyse knowledge issues in a knowledge organisation. To achieve this aim the following objectives have been set: analysing the concept of knowledge as a key resource in an organisation, examining the concept of organisation using a systematic approach and giving a critical overview of the scientific literature on this issue, justifying the need for knowledge at different levels and identifying problematic aspects of knowledge in a knowledge management process. The research applies methods of logical analysis, abstraction and synthesis.