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March 28, 2007

Facilities Managements Responsibilities

Facilities management responsibilities are focused in 3 areas:

A)Coordinating all efforts (for e.g. design, plan, construction etc) concerning the facilities for the best effect on the working environment of the people ant the organizations ability to meet his objectives.

B)The management of the activities proactively rather than the managements of facilities reactively.

C)The facilities management’s policies and procedures should be integrated with the organizational goals and objectives as well as available resources.

March 27, 2007

Tacit and Explicit Knowledge

Knowledge management is the procedure through which organizations generate value from their intellectual and knowledge-based assets. Most often generating value from such assets involves codifying what employees, partners, and customers know, and sharing that information among employees, departments and even with companies.
Determination of what information qualifies as intellectual-based asset should take place for e.g. separate explicit from tacit knowledge. Knowledge can be categorized into explicit and tacit knowledge.
Tacit knowledge is intangible, habitually subconscious, not easily expressed, internalized and the individual may or may not be aware of what he or she knows and how he or she accomplishes a particular outcome.
On the other hand there is conscious or explicit knowledge. In this kind of knowledge the individual holds it explicitly and consciously. Explicit knowledge can be codified and communicated, expressed in rules or guidelines (standardize).

The conclusion is that tacit knowledge is what is in our heads, and explicit knowledge is what can be codified and be transferred to others.

March 24, 2007

Knowledge Management

Today over 3 billion people across the globe earn less than two dollars a day. Many effective solutions need to be formulized for capitalizing on emerging information technology to help citizens of the world to gain access to education and opportunities for adapting and prospering in the next century.
Humanity is entering in to 21st century and in to an area where the future will be essentially determined by our ability to wisely use knowledge as precious global resource that is the embodiment of human intellectual capital and technology.
As we begin to expand our understanding of knowledge as an essential asset, it can be realized that in many ways humanity’s future is limited by people’s imagination and the ability to leverage the human mind.
As knowledge increasingly becomes the key strategic resource of the future our need to develop comprehensive understanding of knowledge processes for the creation, transfer and deployment of this unique asset are becoming critical.

The Journal of Knowledge Management Volume 1 Number 1 Sep. 1997

According to this jurnal Knowledge Management goes beyond manufacturing, organizational culture etc. Knowledge management should not be considered only for developing human capital inside an organization. I believe that ideally it should be considered globally.
Knowledge management is also about ensuring that everyone has an equal chance and opportunity to gain access to education and for prospering. Thus at the end of the day correct and effective Knowledge Management reaches up to a level of not only becoming an asset for an organisation but also a human right for everyone.

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