All entries for Saturday 28 April 2012
April 28, 2012
Can training be said to be a way ofgenerating, storing, distributing, applying and managing knowledge?
From my experience which was mostly the case couple of times, the issue of training is basically where one person is saddled with the responsibility of passing down information, knowledge and how "to-dos" to a set of "unenthusiastic" people. But does this really cover the main idea or the true meaning of managing knowledge bearing in mind that key points in the KM process are transferring and distributing.
I am quite optimistic that during the course of the KBAM module i would know more efficient processes and strategies in which KM can be applied across the whole organisation in order for them to become excellent.
Could the knowledge gap between skilled and unskilled workers hinder the free flow of distributing, sharing and applying knowledge?
Like minds think alike is a saying i hear quite often. Capturing this statement in an organisational perspective in terms of how knowledge is being generated and shared among employees might be a challenge.
My believe is that the way in which culture and mindset can hinder organisational learning, also education and level of experience could be hindrances to managing knowlegde within organisations. Although i certainly wouldn't say the more learned ones can use this knowledge better. My opinion is i that i feel to a certain degree they are prone to managing the knowledge assets of the organisation better.
It seems even after reading and covering a substantial range of study on the knowledge and asset management topic, i can say i have gathered quite a bit of information but it doesn't make me knowledgeable on this subject in the tiniest bit. This is because i am unable to manage all the information i have stumbled across to create a proper understanding for my self. It just points out the fact for me that being knowledgeable is not necessarily about acquiring information. The ability to understand and apply the information i have gained rather is the most important thing.
The saying - information isn't knowledge makes more sense to me than ever before.