Personal Knowledge Management
Knowledge workers need to be responsible for their own growth and learning. In Organizations, this is the bottom-up approach to knowledge management.
- Knowledge Gathering
- Knowledge Classification
- Knowledge Storage
- Knowledge Searching
- Knowledge Retrieval
- Knowledge Sharing
- Research - Searching and Finding Information
- Learning Management - Finding optimal ways to learn for oneself.
- Filtering - Understanding which information is important for task at hand
- Categorization - Organizing knowledge
- Reflection - Improving how one works when they get new knowledge
- Networking - Knowing who might have knowledge you seek. Knowing what your network knows.
- Communication - Asking correct questions to learn. Also for teaching others.
- Creativity - Build on existing knowledge, add inferences.
- Collaboration - Working with others to build knowledge
At the core of all PKM are note taking systems...
- Note taking
- Bookmarking Pages
- Highlighting sections
- Classification/Tagging of captured information
- Summarizing bigger chucks of information(even better, systems like progressive summarization)
- Going thru the information later to remember
- Creating new content
- Sharing notes
- Commonplace Books: Writing facts, ideas, quotes, etc in notebooks.
- Index Card System: Every note in separate index card, organized thematically.
- Zettelkasten: Separated notes, but link-able to each other. Organization happens organically thru clustering due to linking.
- Note Taking Apps: Evernote, OneNote, Notion, etc.
- Personal Wikis: Interlink-able notes. Eg. TidilyWiki.
- Specialized Software: Specific software to support existing workflow like Zettelkasten. Eg. Roam Research, Obsidian.