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April 16, 2012

Knowledge Management

As today was the first day to study this very new topic, I would only like to say that I learned basic about what is knowledge management. The primary goal of a knowledge management in any organization is to collect available knowledge, creation of new knowledge and managing all this knowledge to lead the organization. Learning new things applying those things and making habit of continuous improvement is main motive of this management philosophy.

I personally feel that if organization structure is well stable then any organization can introduce new theories to become stronger in competitive environment. Managing knowledge in a sense is not a need of any organization at its basics but if organizations vision is clear and if it says a continuous improvement is essential then that organization defiantly can go of this management philosophy.

Today I only learned this much but indeed I am felling energized about my new learning and really looking forward to explore myself.


Introduction to Knowldge based asset management.

Today’s introduction by Paul to Knowledge based asset management (KBAM) module was really significant. But I felt that there was less enthusiasm from student’s side including me, I think the main reason behind this is time constraint to peruse all this knowledge. When I entered in to the class every one was talking about dissertation and PMA’s and I felt that because of pressure of time none of us got really energized by his introductory lecture. But personally I felt that this module structure is really good and designed in such a way that it will touch as close as real world. Because of several reasons such as in real world no one will give any king of lecture before going to solve any problem plus we don’t have options in real world to choose team members and lastly time is always a limited resource.

But aging to limited time resource, I always feel that as being time is major influencing factor to our project and PMA’s we might loose something that is important to learn. In this stage all of us are now concentrating on their dissertation. I remember the first day when Paul said to us we are doing two masters in a year one is MBE and second is time management indeed now I got the depth of that sentence. Finally I would say a good planning is the only key for all this questions.


Why critical and analytical justification is required??

While working on PMA I read somewhere in notes that critical thinking is essential in todays confused world. I think this is the basic difference between my home countries higher education and UK education. As India is developing country their need of education is totally different and because of that the structure of education is different. As need decide what to teach and what not to, as per my experience we don’t give more emphasis on critical thing rather than we just give more importance on learning new things. Here again it's my personal opinion, it might be wrong, and the environment where I grew up might be the reason for this thinking.

Also while reading I felt that critical thinking is not that easy it requires a long-term improvement and efforts to be a good criticizer. As critical and analytical thinking may affect by personal experience and personal background I think all this takes time to change, also we human normally resist to change hence I think this is a long process. If I develop my skill of critically thinking how will this skill help in my near future? This question gives me more and more stimulation to become more critical. In a process of making a good decision data gathering is most basic step, but generally we fail to gather qualitative data. If we just relay on the data we have gathered then our whole decision may go wrong and to avoid this we need to analyses that data to get worthy data for future use.


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