Subtitle: Knowledge management systems and the universal mind
What knowledge management systems exist in your organisation?
In our explorations and conversations together we try to seek the difference between the individual mind and the universal mind. As the relation between these two (the individual and universal) gains concrete form, and its own proper shape and appearance, one finds a life of the universal individual.
On "Inevitable Attrition"
Addressing the issue of "inevitable attrition" which Dr.Alok Varshney and Dr.Anuj Mishra raised while commenting on the article "A performance agreement'http://www.iradix.in/515-A-Performance-Agreement.html made me reflect on the nature of knowledge management systems which exist within our medical organisations. Employees must have free-flowing lines of communication between one another and need access to sources of knowledge -both inside and outside the organisation. That knowledge is often the raw material of creative thought.
Some companies have developed elaborate knowledge management systems to capture knowledge, store it, and make it easily available to reuse. These systems help ensure that what was learned by someone in Unit A doesn't have to be learned anew by someone in Unit B. Lee Sage has described DaimlerChrysler's Engineering Books of Knowledge (EBOKs), a knowledge management database containing technical data, lessons learned, and best practices that is made available to the company's engineering community. The purpose of the EBOKs, according to Sage, is to capture the expert knowledge of technical employees and use it to improve engineering productivity, speed new product development, and avoid repeating past mistakes. Consulting and tax accounting companies use knowledge management systems in similar ways (1).