2Know Magazine: Sharing KM Knowledge
2Know: Sharing KM Knowledge
June 2021 - Magazine No. 261
June 2021 - Magazine No. 261
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Written By Michal Blumenfeld

More than one billion people worldwide annually celebrate Earth Day on the last day of April to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Earth Day was proposed in 1969 by a Democratic senator from Wisconsin following three million gallons of oil spilling from an oil rig to the beaches of Santa Barbara, California, killing ten thousand birds, dolphins, and seals. During the first Earth Day in 1970, twenty million Americans came protested in the streets for a long list of environmental issues such as oil spills, pesticides, animal extinction, air pollution and deforestation.

Fifty-one years later, it’s sad to say that the situation hasn’t improved. On the contrary, the climate crisis is possibly the greatest current threat to our planet. Most of us have already understood that the earth’s state cannot be an annual matter and must be addressed on a daily basis.

Sustainability should be pursued and implemented in every aspect of our lives: in the way we consume, travel and conduct ourselves both personally and in our organizations. Scientists’ predictions seem bleak, but we must not despair. On the other hand, complacency and passivity are totally uncalled for as there is much to be done. One way is promoting Green Knowledge Management.

One could argue that Knowledge Management is by definition ‘green’. The revolution KM has led in organizations has, for example, reduced the amount of paperwork using actual paper. Regarding large corporations, this is essentially saving a small forest by using digital documents filed in organizational portals rather than thick folders. We must take pride in this result and implement green thinking with every step this field advances.

Will this cost the organization money? In the long run, knowledge management and sharing saves resources. In fact, despite some wrongfully claiming that sustainability is costly, it can actually save money by requiring organizations to recycle and become more efficient.

Sharing knowledge among workers has allowed data-heavy organizations to prosper despite the hardships of Covid19. Working from home, organization workers could still meet, access necessary material, update colleagues and stay updated while hardly appearing at the Office.

Everyone wants to return to normal, but who really misses the long, polluting traffic jams? If we keep on managing and sharing knowledge intelligently, most workers won’t have to work from the office. Organizations may be able to give up some of their office space. This may lead to office buildings being converted into apartment buildings. This, in turn, may solve the housing problem and make the office vicinity more pleasant.

To maximally utilize smaller office space, organizations can divide offices into worker worker-capsules comprised of workers that leave nearby. Each capsule will come on different days to the office, possible sharing knowledge during their shared ride to work and back.

When organizations try to provide their workers with a sense of meaning, connection and contributing to their community, one way to do so is to enhance sustainability and green conduct in the organization. When we discuss efficiency, let’s also discuss energetic efficiency. Let’s turn our organizations into sustainability promoters. When we speak of progress, let’s make sure we’re marching towards a better future for workers, customers, humanity and the environment.

 

Written By Freddy slivinski

Some say that social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn are not only fascinating but required and even essential these days. Others consider them redundant, dangerous and view them as a bad influence on people. The truth is that since they’ve emerged into our lives, the world has changed. Some people might have a hard time adapting to change.

 

The advantages of social networks are obvious. They are designed to make us feel part of something larger, to connect us to one another or help us in our daily routines. However, if not handled carefully and monitored consciously, they might lead us to very undesired realms. These realms involve people being affected negatively by the immense power these monsters possess.

 

Social media keeps us in touch with ‘the real world’, which is sometimes not nearly as real as it seems. When we enter social networks, we feel updated on current events, and feel in the right place at the right time. We feel as if we’re where it’s all happening, where all our friends are. That doesn’t sound half bad.

 

Consider the many organizations and companies that use social media to communicate with their customers or workers. They utilize it as a direct channel via which they can transfer data, discuss, share or simply converse and connect.

That said, social networks are also known to isolate us from our friends and environment. Why would we wish to leave such a comfortable position?

Many people succeed in utilizing social media for positive purposes. Some start businesses, keep in touch with relatives or feel part of a community. However, never forger that social networks are designed to profit huge, international mega-corporations. These parties wish to keep us depending on them.

 

The question whether social media is a peril or an essential need remains unanswered. Social networks are here for us to enjoy them, and this new, exciting world. However, let us make the mistake of believing anything said or published on social media, but let’s not go some places getting out of would require much time and effort.

 

 Sources:

 

https://jacetaniaexpress.com/las-redes-sociales-peligro-o-necesidad-articulo-de-opinion-de-juan-jose-mairal/
https://www.elsevier.es/es-revista-revista-medica-clinica-las-condes-202-articulo-impacto-redes-sociales-e-internet-S0716864015000048

 

 

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