All 10 entries tagged Kbam
July 10, 2016
If I write about what I learned by this year, I will spend all the day writing, and I may still not finish. First thing I learned reflection skills, and I learned lots of things about blogging too. I also learned its benifits, I was avoid it all my life I don't know why I did not like to share my ideas. Maybe because of people's criticism. In the future I would like to find opportunities to adapt reflection at my workplace, even it may be a new thing for the business but it will improve organisational culture. I did Business & HR management in my degree, I had idea for businesses activities, but in my current MSc I learned more and deeper knowledge and I learned how to use what I learned to develop EFQM framework for organisations, as its more organised and easier to be managed. I did this idea in my KBAM and I like it, thanks to my presentation group, that we did it first in our KBAM presentation. I feel that I want to buy EFQM book to take it to Kuwait, I feel proud of it. I learned different things from all the modules, but the interesting thing I learned new learning processes different than my old uni. I became more confident than before, and its provide me self-esteem. Also, I have amazing friends from different countries in the world. It's a journey. I'm happy to get into Warwick this year as it is not a waste of time and money, it's worth more becuse it changed my future for better.
July 09, 2016
H&S is everybody's responsiblity, but they have diferent levels of responsibilities. As the workers need to be engaged by following the organisation policy and engage with the training programs. The biggest responsibility is held by the senior manager that needs to engage with the H & S processes (i.e. designing suitable policies, create new strategies, identify knowledge gaps, provide the right learning and training, manage crisis, etc)(Martin & Marion,2005). The main issue relates to the manager inefficiency in properly controlling all of the above. In this situation the organisation will be a victim of the manager's wrong decision making, and all the employees are part of it and could be affected as well.
It is important for everybody to ask themselves in a potential future job if the organisation is safe to work with, find out about their previous accident cases and what the organisation did to avoid future risks.
July 07, 2016
Healty and safety made me think about all my past work experience. There were many examples of people getting injured in my work in the customs bourder. There were poor working conditions and mostly, the truck drivers were the people who got injured in work. In this example the truck drivers supposed to be the customers. But, in this case there is no other way to do their work in my bourder, being the only bourder between Iraq and Kuwait. I think it was easy to inform people about what happen in the past and to try to avoid it. This depended on the leaders responsibility. Here the leader engagement was poor and needed to improve in order to avoid accidents. Other problem was represented by the fact that the leader worked in the Goverment system, where there no stron overall H&S policy. All this culture difference is complicated and it seems to be different from the UK where H&S is important.
Do we trust camels? Is it a safe working environment. How can H&S be developed in the desert? I think in this situation knowledge managment is required. Any person to come in contact with the camel should know as much as possible about the camel. This is stored as tacit knowledge in the mind of the owner, it is his expertise. So he must distribute and share this knowledge to anyone and everyone else.
July 06, 2016
Its intresting that knowledge managment work to gether with H&S strategy process. As improving H&S awearness could be done by knowledge managment tools. Jnowledge is everything in organisation's assets, its untengable things need to be used to produce all tangible goods.
knowledge managment is about not only sharing knowledge between employees, but the important thing is that knowledge will owned by the organaisatin. The organisation analysis this knowlege to solve its problems and to develop training program to be sure that target employees will understand it. This process will provide the sustainablilty for the organisation growth.
Many small businesses focus to get good profisional people and when the experts gone the also knowledge gone, and may affect business activities. Also, some employees dont like ti share them ideas to insure their careers, but for this reson the organisation need to creat trust culture and share goals with all people.
I believe that this is the right way for everyone need to work with this practices if he aim to get super growth organisation.
I was doing my PMA recently and I chose health and safety, because everyone care about their and other's health more than care about money or rewards. Everybody is looking for working in a safe environment that may make people happier and more productive and innovative. While I search about H&S in the UK I found the Institution of Occupation Safety and Health (IOSH) in the UK paper and it was helpful for general information about employees and employers responsibility.
Also, other researchers for H&S as they collect information from front employees by self-assessment surveys and thus helps them to identify the gaps and areas to improve. This PMA makes me more aware of many areas in H&S to consider in my future workplace and also to ask for improving H&S if there is any area that needs to be improved.
Modern socity such as in the UK tends to care more about H&S than other countries such as Kuwait as they provide strategies and strong laws for improving H&S. I'm thinking of the gap of understang H&S between different communities. Health is not something that can be ignored, it is everyone's responsibility to shape the knowledge for having a better life for humanity.
June 12, 2016
Health and safety is important that everybody want to be safe, be safe better than the high reward for most people as work in organisations is not as Russian roulette. I like to choose this subject for my PMA to increase my knowledge in H&S.
For Zain question about high cost of production in UK, I think this year the cost is cheaper for export regarding to the low pound exchange rate! This is mean that the opportunity to build infrastructure or foundation of establish new market overseas is easier. Even in the future the rate will increase, the organization already has its relation with suppliers and customers, and the brand is well known.
June 09, 2016
I think the first concern for any business is to identify the insufficient knowledge for its people. This identification is important to help the organisation planner to start forecasting toward solving the problems.
The second question is about the next step in the business and addresses issues related to ‘how to improve the knowledge?’. These two questions can be used not only for business, but they can be used for everything in general ‘what knowledge I need and how do I get it?'.
When Paul said that next year there will be no marks for the students, he created trust culture bond between students. In my opinion, it will be less pressure and less load of work. This could be an effective approach of the course as there will be more open ideas, and more suitable environment for innovation and creative thinking in the class and outside of it. For example, in PMAs, students will not feel pressured to write something that they would not necessarily believe in, but that would be more suitable for a higher mark, so this will encourage people to write in a more creative way and to write about something they strongly support and believe in.
What reflection and how people do it without marks? I think that people love to do something and find the reward soon. If no marks, so intrinsic reward needs to be identified and be used. I suggest that Paul read the blogs and make it interesting by speak about the ideas that were done by the students. And looking to link good reflection ideas to improve the learning environment for the student. Same what he did with Orfi and Mac in Leadership Excellence model. This will make students think what good ideas to write in every blog.
In the first of last team meeting I didn’t know which slide I will present but at least I have understood Knowledge management because I read about it from model, case studies and I saw it in YouTube. I learned many things about Knowledge, assets and the integration process; for example, I wasn’t clearly distinguishing between data and information or knowledge and wisdom. There are basic things that I need to know before start knowledge management’s plan ‘I think.’ How organization can excess to employees mind and capture the tacit knowledge to write it down and make it explicit knowledge and for free to all other employees.
Is the employee who have the tacit knowledge would be happy? Is this can affect his carrier path or how he trust other people to give them the knowledge. How other employee will understand his knowledge? And other many questions the organisation needs to solve it because it is bad for knowledge to be gone with any employee gone from the organisation. Or how the organisation will develop tacit knowledge without identifying it?
Many interesting ideas I gain from this presentation that help me in my future workplace, it makes me think to go to work not for just money or prestige, but to grow my own knowledge as well by sharing ideas same of WMG culture. Orfi said he don’t come here to learn from student! But even the lecturers may don’t know all things that the students know! The aim is to create culture that everyone contribute and add value for the task by his knowledge and shown other team members why this would be valuable.
June 04, 2016
When we were shearing ideas about our presentation, I didn’t know which part I need to discover. But because of the teamwork engagement, I find it easier when I asked my leader and my team members. This is what can happen to me in future work if I have difficulty of where I need to start searching. Moreover, I benefit from sharing ideas, I was reading about knowledge and I had quick summary about asset management from my team members, which save me time and effort. The main point I found that many real business focus on tangible assets more than people knowledge, for example, bay machine, find location then hire people and start producing. Even when I did interviews in research center in my country the people focused in technical areas. The question that I think about if everything starts from people as decisions, why they don’t focus from the first thing, which is the decision quality from good people knowledge. Also, how to measure the knowledge and provide proper knowledge audit? If organisations develop knowledge strategy, they have to use their assets properly or they may improve their assets to meet future expectation.
However, communication channels are important to create organisational culture with more valuable interaction. Therefore, good organisational culture shapes people knowledge and helps to build sustainable business. Moreover, this culture with healthy workplace environment can motivate people to do more than normal work. Also, it could provide intrinsic reward such belonging; self-esteem, sheared responsibilities and goals.
I used to practice this culture in WMG and in my future I would keep work in similar culture because I like it. Or if I couldn’t find my organisation work in this environment, I would try to introduce the idea and it may be acceptable as it is more suitable with human being aspects. It also encourages innovation and creativity that many stakeholders will like.
June 02, 2016
I got my notebook and my pen in first KBAM lecture; I forgot that as usual Paul has different style for delivering information. In the end of the lecture I found myself with blank paper! We need to search for everything, same as real organization task.
I didn’t only learn about KM and AM, but I learn how real work looks like in successful organizations.
I been motivated by this Module because it’s the last module, meet classmates and gain new valuable knowledge that can help my future progress.
I’m being familiar with democratic practises such as leadership and team selection, delegation and dividing parts of the task. Managing team is not easy, but in our class its easier because we help each other. I was thinking that I need to read everything, but we decided to divide our team for two parts, Knowledge management and asset management. This makes me focus more in one part that helps my understanding to the subject. I wasn’t known what is knowledge management, but after start reading I enjoyed it where there are many argument such as the different views of tacit and explicit knowledge or industrial organisation and learning organisation.
Moreover, I learned great tools for knowledge development and how to perform strategy for knowledge building. This can be useful for my next work if I could use what I learned. I believed even if some workplaces they have different or hard culture with no teamwork or any type of participation, people can have the first step to change this environment. For example, if you offer to other work mate to share ideas he might say yes to find out your idea first, and by the time he starts to advise or he asks you to help him in some problem or ask ‘what do you think?’. This type of culture may grow by people interaction in one department and this interaction will reflect on the other department, because all departments are interconnection within one organisation. By this interconnection the organisation may be changed to better organisation learning in the future. This scenario is changing organisation from bottom level to the top levels (bottom - up) and this can be done and start from one employee and with out waiting for any manager to take decision.