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

Monthly Archives: July 2012

Creating Knowledge By Choice

Some think fate creates knowledge, but how you create and mobilize knowledge depends on your choices.

Knowledge To Put Things In Perspective Through Social Media

In the everyday rhythm of life there will always be good days and bad days. Some days we will feel like our knowledge is making a difference in the world – other days we will often feel like our knowledge is unimportant or ignored – or we may even feel stupid with no knowledge to contribute. Just like the waves of the ocean that ebb and flow – a deep, inner conviction that sharing knowledge every day to make the world a better place will help you weather the storms of insecurities, fears and worries that lash at the feelings that your knowledge is insignificant, and help you recognize that everyone’s knowledge can create change to make the world a better place.

We live in a world where we can connect our individual knowledge and learn from the knowledge of others – thanks to the power of the Internet and social media. Never before in the history of humanity has such tools been so immediate and powerful in communicating so effectively and so vastly. Something like Twitter for example has reshaped the way we can share knowledge and create social benefit and human understanding around the globe on a daily basis. That’s an amazing thing to remember.

Each day, I am reminded of how powerful this can be when I read first-hand tweets about the devastation and war-torn struggles in far-away places from my own, but can connect and communicate with these people through my own and others’ tweets and blogs. I can give them hope for a better future and they can teach me humility and appreciation to count my daily blessings in comparison. I can share my knowledge of the importance of knowledge sharing for social benefit and they can teach me strength in daily conviction to overcome adversity.

For each of us: tomorrow is a promise to no one! Sadly, there always seems to be new reminders of thisNo matter where we live on this planet – that applies to all of us. That is something that all of us share. Yet, knowledge is also something that all of us can share to bring change for a better tomorrow.

I once heard someone say there are people who are “ocean personalities” in this world. In their inner depths they are not defeated by the crashing waves that happen to them at the surface, but can teach us through their deep convictions. The towering waves of circumstances cannot reach them when they go deep within to seek the peace that surpasses all understanding. While the surface of life is in turmoil they can find an inner calmness to see them through.  This is not only knowledge to learn from – but wisdom for all of us. This is what Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) is all about. When is the last time you stepped back to think about this in your own life? When is the last time you mobilized knowledge in this way?

Is it possible to share individual knowledge to make the world a better place? What a wonderful part of life sharing knowledge is – and what great opportunities we have to do it every day from our everyday personal experiences through the power of social media. It’s always there – it’s just not in the newspaper headlines or newscasts, not on entertainment shows or reality programming.  It’s in our everyday opportunities to connect with each other’s knowledge in each individual life when we take the time to connect online and share knowledge with others from around the globe to make the world a better place for everyone.

Knowledge sharing for social benefit can come only when we see what really matters and what really is not significant in our lives when we compare ourselves and share our knowledge with others from around the world.  Losing a job or a personal possession is quite a personal blow – but when compared to the possibility of losing your life, your home or your security – it really puts things in perspective.

The daily possibilities of sharing our diversity of knowledge in this world are there for each of us – yet we often keep our own personal knowledge locked away, rarely to be communicated with others beside us, let alone, around the world. We let our own circumstances determine how we feel without thinking about the greater tragedies of others who are dealing with far greater difficulties than our own.

The important thing to remember is that knowledge sharing can put these things in perspective, bring greater human understanding and create possibilities of social benefit for everyone. So, get tweeting, get blogging, get sharing knowledge with others around the globe to make the world a better place!

Appreciative Knowledge Enquiry

Appreciative enquiry is a knowledge process that can make the world a better place. How often do you ask questions to help change your knowledge and change the world for benefit?

How Do You Share Your Knowledge?

How do you share your knowledge with others to make the world a better place?

Going Into Your Own Deep Knowledge

Something good happens if you go deep enough, often enough – daily if you can – into your own knowledge and share that knowledge to make the world a better place.

Knowledge Frustration

It’s OK to get frustrated with ignorance and a lack of knowledge from others. But deal with it in a way that promotes greater understanding, knowledge enhancement and the possiblity of creating new knowledge to make the world a better place. Contribute to better knowledge – not to a lack of it.

Mindful Knowledge Sharing

How often does being unattentive and distracted keep you from sharing knowledge and learning from the knowledge of others? Be mindful and share knowledge to make the world a better place.

Common Knowledge For Social Benefit

Some of the most important knowledge creation for social benefit comes from combining professional knowledge with experiential knowledge of the lived lives of everyday people. Never ignore the great contributions that can be made by the sharing of anyone’s knowledge to make the world a better place.

The Hectic Pace Of Life Without Sharing Knowledge For Social Benefit

Is keeping up such a hectic pace in our lives really worth it if we don’t have time to share knowledge?  Has life become such a blur of going from one thing to the next without taking time to connect with other people’s knowledge?

It occurs to me that we work long hours and do a lot of hard work – mentally or physically – but do we achieve any real success in life if we don’t share knowledge to make the world a better place?  Many of us have the trappings of a modern lifestyle – but do we really have time (or more importantly, make the time) to put our energy into really connecting with other people, sharing knowledge, learning something new, combining knowledge and creating new knowledge for social benefit?

Hurry, hurry, hurry – go, go, go – it seems to be the fast paced nature of our lives these days.  How do we actually spend our time to make the world a better place? We may spend upwards of 90 minutes commuting – and if we’re not driving, perhaps spending that time reading a good book. But do we ever take the time to connect with others by starting conversations to share knowledge rather than complaining, gossiping or slamming others? Do you ever have knowledge conversations with your work colleagues, friends or family?

If we still have the go, go, go mentality, some of us can spend more hours on the extra work we bring home. Then, we often become “brain-dead” and spend “down-time” watching entertainment shows on TV or surfing for entertainment on YouTube.  But do we ever take the time to read and comment on blogs to share knowledge – or even write a blog ourselves to share our own knowledge and learn from the comments of others with the purpose of not only improving ourselves or others – but the world we live in? Sharing knowledge for social benefit seems to get the short shrift when it comes to how we spend our time (or waste our time). In the long run we end up missing opportunities for growth, development and knowledge sharing.

Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes I like sitting around doing nothing, or reading a book, listening to relaxing music or watching entertaining shows on TV.  There’s nothing wrong with any of these things as a means of slowing down from the fast pace of life.  But I also balance out my time by sharing knowledge with other people – even having more in-depth conversations with my family and friends, learning from other people’s knowledge and hopefully contributing to making the world a better place for everyone by sharing knowledge.

If we all wish to grow as human beings – everyone of us on this planet – we can be much more helpful to other people in our daily lives if we take the time to share knowledge. It’s by sharing knowledge with and from others that life’s lessons teach us through different experiences how to make the world a better place for everyone – rather than constantly being on “automatic” busy-ness and missing out on opportunities of knowledge sharing for social benefit to make the world a better place.

 

Effective Knowledge For Benefit – Not Harm

Effective knowledge reflects a desire to share knowledge for social benefit. Make the world a better place by sharing knowledge for benefit and not harm.