Supporting Personal Knowledge Management for Sustainable Development and Decent Work

  • Marek PodgórnyEmail author
Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 23)


The concept of sustainable development entails viewing social, economic and environmental issues as equally important. Among social issues attention is given to education, which in our times is supposed to provide valuable and relevant knowledge. Besides the concept of knowledge society, this is another argument for the significance of knowledge in the contemporary world. This is particularly recognized in the idea of personal knowledge management, which appreciates employees’ individual knowledge resources and makes them a key component of the organization’s intellectual capital, thereby strengthening the employees’ position and enhancing their prospects of decent treatment at the workplace. At the same time, with the concept of personal knowledge management effectively implemented, responsibility for knowledge is, even more than before, transferred onto employees themselves, who find themselves obligated to develop it further. Delegating responsibility onto employees seems to be a key factor in the success and, in a long-term perspective, effectiveness of the entire process. Consequently, it is urgent to support employees in managing their own knowledge to prevent them from feeling left to their own devices and afford them an opportunity to develop necessary skills in this respect. Coaching sessions seem to be good candidates for such supporting interventions.


Personal knowledge management Development support Coaching Life desikgn 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WrocławWroclawPoland

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