The personal Knowledge management, can we improve it?
In my previous blog I talked about the own Knowledge Management and something I was thinking about today was to which extend we are using it by our own. Just reviewing this year we have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge but are we managing it in an appropriate way?? Sure we have the lecture notes as hard or soft copy but is that enough? I do not think so. Then we have written our PMA a document full of information and knowledge. One way to compromise our knowledge. Further we have our journals and e-books, at least I have. Also knowledge but is this really managed?? What is the right approach for managing our own knowledge?? Ok it is certain that our brain is a giant hard-drive so no way for any computer to compete with that one. So it is also automatically managed in our brain? I think to a certain extend it is. However is there a way to improve it?? Because sometimes, speaking for myself, I know that I know it but I cannot trigger or access it, what helps then is spark which ignites my knowledge. For example a journal or just the PMA which brings back all the thoughts and additional knowledge I have saved somewhere on my giant hard disk. I wonder if there is a way to make our own knowledge management more efficient. Is in this case maybe sharing knowledge one option? I mean when you share your knowledge with someone you are automatically thinking about it and won’t forget it so quick. So at the end this is again an indicator that cooperation is better than competition. Even if you think your knowledge is your own asset and your advantage it can be valuable to share it. Additionally you also get the chance to expand your knowledge, while discussing something with someone else.