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Gerard Datoc

Gerard Datoc has a Bachelor of Business Administration and is currently undertaking his Master of Project Management at the University of Technology Sydney. With years of experience in business operations, he brings both analytical and technical skills into the mix providing a formidable resource that can adapt well to changing priorities while exercising his project management competencies.

Integration of Reflective Practice—Gerard Datoc

Integration of Reflective Practice And Knowledge Within The Organization
In today’s organizations, it becomes vital to be able to adapt to the changing markets as it develops an incline for new and more innovative products or services. Companies spend countless money and human resources in improving the way they achieve results and develop a structure for continuous improvement plans. An extensive percentage of this is dependant on the teams who are the drivers of success for every organization; hence through my research I endeavour to tackle the qualities of successful teams in how they structure knowledge and reflective practices that are the drivers behind these accomplishments. Through coaching and mentoring, reflecting on our experiences can further develop how an individual can process data and turning that into knowledge.

Individuals may have years of experience but that a learning experience is more beneficial for both the individual and the organization. There are challenges in bringing cohesion regarding the transference of explicit and implicit knowledge through training sessions. By integrating reflection within organizations and marrying that with knowledge, organizations contributes to improving business processes and further defining business objectives. The application of David Kolb’s Learning Cycle and incorporating that as part of reflective practices of an organization can manifest benefits in how any organization can develop knowledge management practices. Reflective practices foster growth on many levels and create an avenue for situations that require problem-solving skills. It is evident that reflection also enhances our skill sets and how we instigate resolutions and possible actions.

Author: Gerard Datoc
Review status: Postgraduate assignment (University of Technology Sydney)

June 16, 2014