All entries for April 2009
April 28, 2009
some thoughts on explicit and tacit knowledge.
I have been reading on explicit and tacit knowledge. Nonaka (1995) in the Oxford paper has clearly defined both knowledge and distingush between them.
relating them to the MBE learning
the MBE class has finished and the experience was great.
We have gained a lot through lectures and mini projects and these are what we said tacit knowledge.
however there are more that we can learn from explicit knowledge. everyone i believe in the class has learnt so many differet things within this year. During the year, through forums and debat we have shared others' experience and this is one of the method how explicit knowledge are transformed to tacit knowledge
I found it particularly useful to learn from others and if one person can learn from e.g. 5 people then that means he/she has already obtained 6 people's knowledge (including itself).
from now on, blogs would be a platform for us to share our explicit knowledge and hence transofrm it to become tacit knowledge.
well done guys
April 27, 2009
After I have read the Health & Safety Act 1974, i have realised that it is a 100 pages long act and there are so many regulations attached to it. It is a fairly complicated fact with responsibilties attached to both employers and employees. Just a little thought after i have read it.
Obviously it carries the advantage of keeping the work environment safe. however the complication might stop potential entrepruners to stop from starting a business. Furthermore would those employees found that most of the issues are repeated and they might find that there are so many red-tapes to follow the whole legislation.
Finally some companies might decide to get away from the act by not directing employin people. Instead, they will ask their employees to register as self-employed so that they can get away from compensation and responsibility if injuries are occured
April 25, 2009
For the PMA, we have to examine how one aspect of AM, we would apply KM to to help WaveRiders to achieve excellence performance.
Therefore the first stage would be the process of chossing an aspect of AM. Having done a review on the mini-project that our group has produced, I have chosen Health & Safety as the aspect for this PMA.
The reason being is because of personal experience at work, during the induction day/week, the first priority for the manager to show me is the fire exit and other elements that are related to Health & Safety.
In the UK, the legislation clearly defines that employers have to obligation to provide a safety environment for their employees to work in. Failure to do so could be sued.
Human are the most important asset in the company, therefore I believe that by having a good health and safety policy and procedure in place could help the company to prevent it's asset (human). On top of that, organisations could face hugh compensation cost if employees suffered from injuries at work.
Therefore there is a need to trasfer the heathy and safety issues around the company and ensures that all employees are fuly aware of them. There are various ways to do it, which will be examined in the PMA.
To be continued.......