Knowledge (shared) is power

Late March 2011. Flying from Frankfurt to London to attend Dachis’ Social Business Summit. I pick a Harvard Business Review magazine and seat comfortably on the plane. Open page 1 and get this:

For those interested in the topics of knowledge management and, mostly recently, Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business (whatever is your favorite lexicon) this sort of mantra is one of the main reasons for the observance of information and knowledge hoarding which prevents effective collaboration as Morten T. Hansen so well described in his book.

And although some individuals and organizations have already realized that in fact the power is in sharing knowledge, as Luis Suarez cites in this interview, the message conveyed is still the classic one displayed in that ad. Lots to be done still to change mindsets…

 

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