All entries for Thursday 18 April 2013
April 18, 2013
KBAM 3 Knowledge Management
One common issue that I have found in the Asset and Knowledge Management is the relevance of Information Systems. From my personal perception and experience I think Information Systems are crucial due to various reasons. On the one hand this is the information age, technology and system facilities are always more and more introduced and used inside economies and industries, therefore companies can use them in order to evolve and develop practices according to the new age. On the other side, knowledge is the motor of organizations performance, and therefore it is necessary to have the appropriate methods to keep, manage and share it. IT, and knowledge management are extremely linked. In this manner, I find this very useful because although there is reticence inside working environments, those tools are effective ways to learn, to share and to implement practices, and at the same time the introduce a development and evolution component within organizations.
Corporate values are important components of an organization and are relevant when decision making processes take place. From one point personal feelings and values might affect but on the other side overlooking the mission and values of the organization can happen without any specific reason and are just inherent to decision making processes.
This particularity is quite important and I find it very common from my personal experience. During the simulation exercise individuals were more concerned about being cost-effective, about saving money or about getting the most strategically located location. Although all the mentioned worries were important, I found that most of the time there was a need to follow a path or an objective, which I think was true due to the importance of bearing in mind the mission of the company and the objective of the specific project. Once the group of individuals have these issues clear as a common denominator, the decision process can be guided in a more effective way and the tools might be addressed according to the mission and core values.