We must not confuse the thrill of acquiring or distributing information quickly with the more daunting task of converting it into knowledge and wisdom. Regardless of how advanced our computers become, we should never use them as a substitute for our own basic cognitive skills of awareness, perception, reasoning and judgment.” – David Shenk, (The End of Patience).

 The strategies and tools we use for Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) need to be regularly updated, such as :

  • knowing your purpose
  • defining boundaries
  • searching and finding (beyond just default search engines)
  • evaluate and filter (credibility, trust, value, interest, time)
  • capture and organise (depending on purpose). A good structure includes categories, tags, bookmarks, annotations, notes, etc.
  • connect, share, and use

We have to be able to quickly adapt and change to an increasingly volatile and challenging environment.

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According to a study by Rouhollah Fathizargaran (link), there are 4 challenges of using Web 2.0 technologies and they are: inaccurate and inappropriate information, lack of participation, lack of knowledge about the nature of technologies, and security sensitive.  If employees are aware of these challenges, and have appropriate PKM skills, they will be able to improve their individual performances – something to deeply consider when implementing PKM strategies in career development!

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