The difference between SDoky and PKM applications
Personal Knowledge Management stems from the work of researchers Karl- Eric Viby and Peter Senge, who wanted to facilitate knowledge production, sharing, and use in business. Their goal was to enable employees to benefit from each other’s skills and experience in order to improve the quality and quantity of business production. This methodology encourages employees to continually reassess their information needs while helping them to manage their social capital.
The goal of a well-designed PKM system is to balance professional and personal elements, organised in a French model (TIICC) that helps employees to manage the following:
- Digital identity
- Social capital
- Skill set
Even though their name refers to personal knowledge, PKM tools are only used in business. Yet, individuals who want to manage their personal knowledge can practice the same methodology. In this case, they will need to use several free or fee-based tools.
- RSS readers to collect and process data
- Mind mapping software to outline the information
- Databases to organise the information
- Desktop software to display the information
- Platforms to collaborate around the information
- Social networks to manage social capital
These complex PKM features make the concept irrelevant for personal use. Furthermore, psychological and social aspects are unfortunately not considered.
And yet, the need for a tool capable of helping us to develop our skills, whatever the discipline, is gradually increasing, especially in this world which is becoming more competitive. In other words, we are all seeking personal fulfilment both personally and professionally. Our knowledge management must therefore prioritise our happiness above all else. So, happiness comes down to using what we have to do what we love.
For example, in our lives, we make connections that strengthen our path to success. And we see them as coincidences, which are not true in the majority of cases. Our chances for success often result from a desire to use our various skills in pursuit of our goals. The links that we create are also made by incorporating others: those with more skills but also those with less than us. The fact that we complement each other represents an opportunity for each of us. SDoky invites us to achieve this goal.
The software presents most its techniques through simple functions and covers multiple topics, such as:
- The development of your various skills
- The development of your social capital
- Improving your attitude
- Success in your professional and private life