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Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

Monthly Archives: January 2012

Turning Off New Knowledge

Are you open to learning knowledge from other people or are you turning off the possibility of creating new knowledge to make the world a better place?

The Knowledge Choice

Never ever forget that you have knowledge to share to make the world a better place – and no one can ever take that away from you. But it’s your choice whether you want to share your own knowledge for social benefit, ignore the individual knowledge you have to give, or simply use your own knowledge for selfish gain.  It always is.  We live in an age that has emerged into a world where “higher levels” of academic or formal knowledge are more praised, and sometimes we forget the value of our personal experiences as common knowledge for social benefit.  “If you had my job you would see there’s not much knowledge to share.”  “If you had my life, you wouldn’t have time to share knowledge.”  “My boss never gives me a chance to share knowledge.” “My knowledge has no value.” “My family and friends would think I’m some kind of tree-hugging weirdo.”

In other words – “Let someone else share their knowledge to make the world a better place – not me!”

The fact is, however, sharing knowledge to make the world a better place is up to everyone on this earth – and is always our choice.  No matter how bad things are on this planet, we all have the ability to provide social benefit beginning with ourselves when we share our own experiences and knowledge with others to help – not hinder – them.

Yet knowledge is not simply a one-way street. In return, being open to the knowledge of others and learning from their experiences to make the world a better place is also always our choice. Knowledge is something multi-directional as it is shared with the multitude of people we live with on this earth. When such knowledge is combined it becomes the force of change for new knowledge to make the world better for everyone.

One of the greatest lessons in life is that everyone has knowledge to share. Unfortunately, we often let our knowledge be the result of reactions rather than of actions.  When our own knowledge is ignored or we disagree with someone else’s knowledge we let our attitudes change as a result of that happening. Remember, each of us has our own “truth”. “Truth” is not knowledge. There are many “truths” – just as there is a diversity of knowledge. When someone insults our knowledge or hurts us, we let our attitudes reflect the “victimization” that we feel rather than the power of who we are collectively as people – all human beings with a diversity of knowledge to share. Trying to convert someone to your “truth” is not the same as sharing knowledge.

One of the secrets to having a consistently positive attitude towards making the world a better place is to share our knowledge and learn from the knowledge of others – to realize that when we ignore the experiences and knowledge of others, we ignore opportunities to combine our knowledge to make the world a better place. It’s not about whose knowledge is “better” or “true” – it’s about combining knowledge to make the world a better place. See the difference?

Our attitudes should be the result of combined decisions – not reactions against each other.  Once I decide that I have valuable knowledge to share and am open to the valuable knowledge that others have to share with me, I am consistently trying to make the world a better place.  Only when I’m consistent in this type of personal knowledge mobilization (KMb) will the world start to change for the better.

Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through other people. Don’t forget the combined efforts of individuals to provide us with the many things we have in our lives – and often take for granted. Every person on the street, every person we interact with is a human being. All of us are individuals – each different from any other person who ever lived – but all of us are collectively human beings and people with knowledge to share.

What matters the most are the choices we make – to share our knowledge to make the world a better place, ignore the value of our own knowledge, or use our knowledge for selfish gain. The knowledge choice is always yours.

 

Drifting Off The Course Of Knowledge

Sharing knowledge allows us to create new knowledge in the direction of change in life to make the world a better place. Without sharing knowledge to make the world a better place people often drift far off course.

The Foundation Of Knowledge

The foundation of knowledge is sharing.

Knowledge Is A New Beginning

All knowledge is a new beginning – if it is shared.

The Wide & Small World Of Knowledge

Just because you can share your knowledge in a university or institution or at a business conference or work environment or over the Internet doesn’t mean you can’t share your knowledge with anyone in a less formal setting. It doesn’t mean you can’t share your knowledge with that person sitting right beside you. Professional or Academic knowledge is not always better knowledge.  It’s what you do with knowledge that counts. Vast amounts of knowledge can stay confined within professional circles or data bases and never do anything to make the world a better place.

Knowledge needs action to create social benefit. The wider the knowledge is shared to make the world a better place the greater the social benefit. The more knowledge is shared with everyone to make the world a better place the greater the social benefit. This is what Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) is all about.

Having an academic degree or being a professional doesn’t make us better people.  Having a whole world of information at our fingertips through the Internet doesn’t make us any more knowledgeable at all – it just means that we have access to more information than people used to have access to. It’s what you do with that information to turn it into knowledge to make the world a better place that counts.

Many of us mistake information as knowledge – or even wisdomThere is a difference. Knowledge isn’t just about knowing things – we have to understand them, continue to question them and share them to appreciate and experience the values behind them. Wisdom is taking this knowledge to the next step – turning knowledge into action for social benefit. If we’re going to be wise, we can’t just share facts and figures – we have to share the why’s and how’s that are the experiences of knowledge. We must reach a deeper understanding of most things and then share that understanding with others – while also continuing to learn from others – or else our knowledge will be for nothing.

Knowledge isn’t about using big words – most knowledge is about the everyday things and experiences in their simplicity that can make the world a better place.  Knowledge isn’t having the answers for everything – it’s about allowing others to continue to teach us while also sharing our own knowledge to create new knowledge to help solve social problems.

So often we’re tempted to think a person is wise because they “know” more about a particular subject – but quantity doesn’t mean quality. Sharing knowledge – connecting diverse knowledge and creating new knowledge for social benefit – is what counts. Turning knowledge into action for social benefit is an on-going and lifelong process for everyone. We can share all the information we want with anyone in the world to reach much farther through the Internet and telecommunications than we ever have before – but distance doesn’t mean as much as depth. Knowledge is about sharing with that person sitting right beside you to make the world a better place!

Knowledge Flows With Action

Knowledge flows with action – with mobilization. So turn knowledge into action by sharing your knowledge to make the world a better place.

Helping Others To Value Their Knowledge

In what ways can you make the people you know and meet feel like their knowledge is valuable to make the world a better place?

The Knowledge Effect

What an effect it would have on our lives if we all share our knowledge and learn from each other to make the whole world a better place!  What an amazing effect it would have on all of our societies and cultures if we were able to teach each other how to reach each other and respect each other with combined knowledge to create new knowledge for social benefit.  How great it would be if everyone could learn that each person’s knowledge can be shared, and each person can learn from the knowledge of everyone else. Sharing knowledge – knowledge mobilization – being open to the diversity of knowledge in this world could bring amazing results to everyone in this entire world if it were shared for social benefit.

Unfortunately, though, sharing knowledge – and especially being open to the knowledge of others – doesn’t tend to be on most people’s list of high priorities each day. We often don’t ask ourselves what knowledge others have to share with us or what knowledge we have to share with others to make the world a better place; rather, we tend to act and react based on our egos. Like many things – we can be selfish with knowledge. We look at ourselves as separate from everyone else, which makes knowledge for social benefit much more difficult because we don’t feel the knowledge connections that are truly there.

Knowledge isn’t just a skill that is acquired through academics. Knowledge is also acquired through everyday experience and social connections, experiences and interactions. This type of knowledge needs to be practiced regularly with every person we meet.  It doesn’t just happen.  It takes effort by sometimes going out of our comfort zones to make this type of knowledge a recognized part of our lives for social benefit. It’s this type of knowledge mobilization that make the world a better place not just for our partners, our children or families, but also for our co-workers and all the strangers on the street and throughout the world.  If we make this type of knowledge mobilization a priority in our lives and share our knowledge with whoever we can for the purpose of social benefit, then the benefits of our efforts will be amazing, not just for ourselves and our own success, but in the lives of all the people that we touch with our knowledge – and learning from the knowledge that other people have to share with us.

Knowledge: Make Up Your Mind

People are as knowledgeable as they make up their mind to be.  What are you doing to increase and share your knowledge to make the world a better place?