Personal knowledge management
Personal knowledge management is a self-management concept that aims to manage knowledge and learning processes responsibly and skillfully. It is used, among other things, to:
What does it consist of?
Knowledge management consists of a set of concepts, methods and instruments to structure and organize individual knowledge that allows people to take responsibility for what they know and who they know. It consists of 5 activities, which are repeated periodically over time, forming a cycle.
WHAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE
WHAT I CAN CONTRIBUTE
WHAT I WANT TO DO
WHAT I WANT TO DO
WHAT CAN I IMPROVE?
Define: What I want to achive
Define a vision of the future in which you define how to be, determine individual aspirations and the goals you want to achieve. It should be carried out as a utopian and unrestricted exercise in which the fundamental thing is to visualize yourself in the long term.
Identify: What I can contribute
Identify all the resources, both internal and external, that are available. It focuses on being aware of personal strengths, and revolves around the analysis of activities, skills and work tools, taking into account soft framework conditions, such as organizing your own work schedule, which can be decisive for the conciliation of personal and work life.
Internal knowledge is completely intangible and includes tacit and implicit knowledge, which materialize in the form of personal skills and abilities. Both types of knowledge are acquired through study and life experiences and therefore can only be identified through a biographical review.
External knowledge can be both explicit and implicit. Explicit is the knowledge that is accessible through physical supports such as documents, books, databases, etc. Rather, implicit knowledge consists of your contacts, including friends and acquaintances, social networks, clubs, and / or professional associations.
Plan what I want to do
Conceive a strategy that defines the intermediate objectives to be pursued to achieve the defined long-term goals, based on the individual knowledge available and the existing personal context. Determine the activities to be carried out to increase internal and external knowledge in order to compensate and / or eliminate the deficiencies.
Carry out: Implement action plan
Follow the planned path to achieve the various intermediate objectives defined. It constitutes a personal transformation based on learning new skills, developing competencies, acting with discipline to create habits and engaging proactively to improve and / or expand contact networks.
Reflect: What can I improve?
Evaluate the results obtained from the decisions taken and the initiatives carried out. It consists of a self-analysis process to determine the progress achieved and assess whether said progress brings us closer to the defined goals. It represents the starting point for a process of introspection responsible for determining whether it is necessary to rethink intermediate goals or objectives.
How we do it
At Geist we support all those who wish to implement a knowledge management system on a personal level. Through an orientation process, based on the balance of competencies method, we help them identify the internal resources available to them, guiding them in the process of generating their individual competency profile. Likewise, we collaborate with them in the development of strategic competencies to achieve the goals that have been proposed.
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