Knowledge and information management are essential for the success of organizations and bring significant competitive advantages. There has been significant investments in setting up technological platforms that support business processes and increase the efficiency of operational structure in many organizations through an efficient management of knowledge and information. This research highlights the importance of using knowledge and information management in order to increase the competitiveness of organizations and to foster the transition towards the sustainable organization, as nowadays an organization that wants to be competitive needs to be sustainable.
There is rarely an optimal solution in sustainable development but most frequently a need to build compromises between conflicting aspects such as economic, social and environmental ones and different expectations of stakeholders. Moreover, information is rarely available and precise. This paper will focus on how to use indicators to monitor sustainable development, integrating the information provided by many of them into a complex general sustainability index. Having this general indicator is essential for decision makers as it is very complicated to evaluate the performance of the organization based on multiple indicators. The objective of this paper is to find mathematical algorithms for simplifying the decision-making process by offering an instrument for the evaluation of the sustainability progress.
This research is the result of intense concerns about the role of theater in society beyond the theater show, from the creative process of analysis and introspective psychological insight, to the side effects of theater as a form of expression of the individual, and reception, assimilation and processing of theatrical codes and messages. The paper focuses therefore on theatric pedagogy, the forming tools and the size of the theater, and its value as a means and as a didactic factor for personality stimulation and development, both in terms of form and content. To this end, there are presented both theoretical perspectives and an exploratory study, which aims to verify the applicability, usefulness and effectiveness of theatric pedagogy means as an additional training method to facilitate the integration of graduates in employment and a successful professional collaboration, in an industry mainly in the field of real profile
The paper presents some generalities regarding business communication followed by a brief outline of the latter subject taught at the Faculty of Engineering Faculty, Sibiu, inflicting on its role upon the education of the future engineers. It also evaluates the effect of the skills acquired by students in the field of business communication regarding the valorization of specific professional competences. Based on several tests and surveys, this work presents aspects regarding the improvement of certain special skills such as: group communication, meetings, interpersonal, public and written communication. It seeks to evince communication-related issues which the students find most helpful in finding a job and also in their day-to-day business activity. To sum up, it is obvious that a continuous improvement of students’ knowledge and abilities in this field is imperative, so that the future specialists make the most of their technical knowledge.
This paper presents a technological breakthrough in the manufacturing of miniature revolving surfaces using wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM). The principle of manufacturing highlights specific aspects of the technology concerning the necessary equipment and the steps taken during production. The process of manufacturing is presented mathematically, concerning the surplus of material that is to be removed. The technological solution proposed was validated in practice and it features some experimental results that were obtained. This solution puts forward a new alternative to the manufacturing of small-sized revolving surfaces for hard and extra-hard material parts.
The paper introduces some considerations on theoretical aspects focusing on increasing the degree of customer satisfaction in the field of public transportation, aiming to improve public relation by augmenting satisfaction. Ensuing the introduction of certain general aspects of the issue, opportunities offered by the EN 13816 European norm are presented, the latter providing useful instruments for improving the quality of public transportation services (the quality loop and the ways of evaluation of internal and external quality of transportation services). Throughout the paper, there have been briefly introduced characteristic elements of the European norm, its objectives, the preconditions for the application of the norm mentioned and the benefits of its implementation.