All entries for June 2014

June 04, 2014

Learn to Learn.

Knowledge Management should become the important task for every organisation wishing to succeed in today's rapidly changing environment. Indeed, KM can help every company to acquire and interpret needed information and create its unique knowledge. We all do that in our everyday life, although unconsciously, but we always extract the knowledge from what we see, experience and our mistakes. A good example is our team projects where we all share and try to apply the knowledge we got from previous team works. The way we apply it (effectively or ineffectively) is another question though. The companies should also continuously learn from its operations, both success and failures, and facilitate the creation, share and effective application of knowledge. However, is that easy to do especially in big companies which are geographically dispersed? I think, the very important starting point for every organisation should be learning to learn. Without beng able to learn from your experience, other aspects of KM are useless. Because no matter how well you gathered a data or interpreted it, if you cannot learn from it, you will fail again and again.

June 03, 2014

Human errors.

Today we have discussed the incidents in organisations which lead to fatal outcomes. It was said that the major reason why such incidents occur is human errors. Although different human errors type were discussed. I think, that the major human error nowadays is negligence and lack of care. Because nowadays technologies can help enormously in terms of difficulties of information gathering. I may be wrong, but in my opinion the only reason why 'information is not available' and 'not observed' is first of all the lack of proper care and attention of leaders. Of course most of us would agree that lack of skills and experience may lead to incorrect interpretation or anticipation, but isn't it inattentiveness of a manager who didn't control the skills of personnel especially in such high risk companies as petrochemical ones.

On the other hand, it is so easy to think about human errors and analyse major accidents now, after they occurred. But is it that easy to control and minimise these errors when you work in the company and don't view from the outside?

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