All entries for Thursday 17 May 2012
May 17, 2012
It is common knowledge that people is the most important asset in a company. In regard to knowledge management, people are those who have the knowledge within an organisation and thus, they are valuable. But if we look into this idea from the perspective of the person, his/her knowledge is the most important personal asset.
All our skills and competencies are based and have been developed from our experience and knowledge. Thus, we are a 'portable database' of what makes us who we are. As companies have to take care of their assets, physical or not, in a same vein people have to take care of their personal assets. That is why we are students in this university, that it why we reflect on our experiences daily, that is why we read interesting things and especially, that is why we socialize.
If companies coulld inderstand the concept of KM in a same way that people do for their personal lives, it seems to me that intensive knowledgeable companies would be the rule, and not the exeption...
As a matter of fact, after attending a careers workshop I found a very interesting vacancy to apply for in a large company. And since this company was one of my dreams to apply for a job, I send my CV.
But the important thing is that before I did send my application, I referred to the work values matrix (it's a list of statements about what we seek from a job in terms of personal value to us). And luckily, the position for which I applied coincided with what I consider important for me.
I'm not sure if this company will call me for an interview, but as long as I know what I seek from a job, and not only what a company seeks from me, I feel that I can manage my career aspiration in a better way for me. Because, the career that someone pursues must give satisfaction and personal growth, not just be a chore...