Knowledge Sharing is not like sharing a cake - you do not come away with half a cake each. Knowledge Sharing is synergistic. In other words - you each enter into a conversation with a whole cake and each come away with an even bigger cake. Knowledge Sharing is also about more than just sharing. It is about "working together", "helping each other" and "collaboration". Peter Senge sums it up quite nicely as follows:
Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.
Video: BLU Lesson 1: How do you make people share by David Gurteen
In April 2005, BLU, the UK's Business Link University which no longer exists hired Fifty Lessons to produce a series of video stories for them to which I (David Gurteen) was invited to contribute. This is one of those stories.
Dilbert on Knowledge Sharing
A 2000 Dilbert Comic Strip on Knowledge Sharing
Dilbert on Sharing Ignorance
A 2000 Dilbert Comic Strip on Sharing Ignorance
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