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

Monthly Archives: June 2012

Change & Diversity For New Knowledge

We live in a world of change and diversity – so why do people oppose change and diversity?  New knowledge comes from sharing knowledge to change and improve our existing knowledge to make the world a better place. This is what is referred to as knowledge mobilization (KMb). New knowledge comes from sharing knowledge from the diversity of knowledge that is on this planet. If something is in your way and you keep trying to go down the same path – you will always be stuck without finding or creating new knowledge to help you change direction for improvement.

Change and diversity are some of the best aspects of our lives. If we can embrace change and diversity – especially as new knowledge – we can embrace the complexity of life itself.  When we fear change or diversity we get stuck along the same path without finding or creating new knowledge to help you embrace life more fully and make a difference for the better in this world.

We all have been given the ability to adapt to change and recognize our diversity. It’s important that we take advantage of this ability every day.  Unfortunately, many of us have been taught that change is somehow “bad” for us.  We do our utmost to avoid change; especially in one of the most important aspects of our lives – learning new knowledge to make our personal lives and the world a better place.

The world changes constantly and is full of diversity.  If we want to be completely stagnant and always going down the same path, never learning anything new, never sharing knowledge to create new knowledge, never making a difference – we will never change at all. The world will remain a fear-based, ignorant, hate-filled place.

Change and diversity is for us to embrace and to learn from by combining our knowledge and creating new knowledge.  When we adapt to changes and respect our diversity in our lives we grow as people, and we grow into different people with new knowledge and understanding.  Our lives become much richer for all the changes we go through and because of all the diversity that exists – and ultimately, we make the world a better place for everyone.


Hating Other People’s Knowledge

Hating other people’s knowledge is a waste of time. Working with other people’s knowledge to make the world a better place is the best use of time.

Doubts About Your Knowledge

Do you ever have doubts about your own knowledge to make the world a better place? What are you going to do about it?

Non-Exclusive Knowledge

Knowledge to make the world a better place is non-exclusive.

Borderless Knowledge

Knowledge to make the world a better place sees beyond sectarian barriers or borders.

The First Step In Sharing Knowledge

The first step in sharing knowledge to make the world a better place is to better understand the diversity of knowledge that already exists. The next step is to combine and redefine our collective knowledge for the social benefit of all.

Everyone’s Knowledge Has A Part To Play

Sharing knowledge to make the world a better place doesn’t mean having to be “super” intelligent, knowing everything, only sharing with certain people – or only sharing to people and not learning from people.  Many of us are beginning to see that sharing knowledge is about making daily, multi-directional connections with all kinds of different people from all walks of life.

It’s easy for us to see that some people are meant to do some things, while others are not.  We all have differing abilities – and we live in a world of diversity. Music comes easy to some people, while others are really good at writing or sports or connecting with people. We all have our talents that hopefully we continue to develop.

There are differing belief systems and cultures. (I recently found a great website and online worksheet for those interested in a closer examination of these differences).  We live on a planet of diversity. Violence comes easy to some people, while others want to make the world a better, safer place for all.  We just have to believe in the ability and value of sharing and combining our diversity of knowledge to create greater understanding and acceptance for all humanity – and everyone’s knowledge has a part to play in this.

However, when it comes to knowledge, some seem to feel a sense of lack or inequality, a sense that they are never quite smart enough to share knowledge that can contribute to making the world a better place – or that their own knowledge has no value.

All knowledge has value if it is used to help and not harm.

We can all contribute to making the world a better place by sharing knowledge and developing deeper understanding and appreciation of the diversity of individuals and knowledge that exists in this world. Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) is all about making those multi-directional knowledge connections with others from a diversity of knowledge sources to combine knowledge to create new knowledge – and put it into active use for social benefit.

Sharing knowledge to make the world a better place means even sharing experiential knowledge from downtrodden lives that have seemed to have been given little chance to be valued as worthwhile. We don’t need to know everything and only learn from certain people.  We can share knowledge quite fully without being “super” intelligent.

When we avoid daily opportunities in our lives to share our own knowledge and create greater understanding in our diversity, we contribute to the knowledge gaps that divide and segregate us on this planet.  That space is what contributes to our fears, misunderstandings and hatred – and it contributes to our global ignorance.  It gives us a place to hide when we feel insecure about the value of our own knowledge – and if we don’t share our diversity of knowledge, we’re missing the chance to play a personal part in making the world a better place.

Knowledge With The Help Of Others

There is knowledge in everyone to make the world a better place. Sometimes it just needs others to help bring it out.

Knowledge Roadblock

Worrying about what other people think about your knowledge is like a road block in your journey of life. If you use your knowledge to make the world a better place – you’re full speed ahead.

Knowledge Beyond Words Or Sounds

Every day we gain knowledge about things, people, ideas, insightful experiences – and every day is an opportunity to share that knowledge to make the world a better place. How often do you stop to think about such a daily opportunity?  Every day we can give of ourselves from our own knowledge to contribute to social benefit and greater understanding around the world.

Personally, I’m always happy to share the knowledge of my life if it can help contribute to improving the world we all live in.  Most of the knowledge I share with other people is what I’ve learned about through my own life experiences – good and bad. This type of knowledge is something we can all share.  And it’s not about being able to pass a test or hold a conversation on a certain topic – it’s about taking the time to share my knowledge with the knowledge of others beyond myself to serve the purpose of creating new knowledge for greater benefit for everyone.

I spend much more time these days trying to share knowledge about who I am and my life experiences, and trying to learn from the vast amounts of knowledge from the world around me – the people and things with whom I share this planet.  Since I’ve started trying to find daily opportunities of sharing knowledge about things beyond mere facts and information, life has become much more gratifying, much more interesting, and much more worthwhile.  My sharing knowledge with and from other people has become easier and deeper, because I now come from a place of genuine interest in the well-being of all my fellow human beings through knowledge mobilization (KMb).

This world is full of knowledge to share to make it a better place – but not all knowledge has to be shared in words or sounds – sometimes knowledge comes through observation and empathy for others.  Not all knowledge communication involves language. We live in a world where there are many languages – so many that we cannot understand. But if we can stop and slow ourselves down and pay attention to all that surrounds us right here and right now in each of our little places on this earth, then we can start to learn to understand the messages that we’re all being given about life and life’s meaning by sharing this knowledge beyond ourselves from every place in this world.

Imagine how our lives might be if everyone on this planet took the time to respect and share knowledge with others to make the world a better place. Suppose people everywhere, simultaneously, stopped what they were doing and paid attention for only as long as it took to recognize our shared knowledge as our shared humanity.  Perhaps the sadness, anger, hatred and pain of the world – visible to all while taking a moment to contribute to our common knowledge – would generate greater understanding and create new and deeper knowledge through knowledge mobilization.  What a gift that would be to make the world a better place.