The GigEconomy: We share everything but struggle to share knowledge.
What about your knowledge sharing practice today?
In an LinkedIn Pulse article, the motivation for Noggle was outline in regards to the upcoming requirements to put knowledge sharing into practice in the Era of the Gig Economy.
Knowledge sharing is part of our human nature to connect and collaborate with others. We are social beings, and as such have been bound to share what we know with others. Today, we applaud the arrival of the collaborative economy, in which we have started to share increasing aspects of our lives. Examples are carsharing, roomsharing, co-working and office-space sharing, and peer-to-peer lending or crowdfunding. However, what about knowledge sharing practice today? It is one of the great ironies that we share almost everything but still struggle to share knowledge.
While the importance of knowledge sharing practice increases, the personal skills of managing it seem to fade.
In times when storage space is nearly unlimited at nearly zero cost, we save ever more documents in scattered file shares. Nobody cares about disk space anymore. So, our cherished new technologies, like big data and the cloud, simply fan the flames of information overload. We still struggle to find information that matters.
The growth of computing has brought renewed attention to the ideas of Vannevar Bush about processing and storing information, including the “Memex,” an information-storage concept detailed in Bush’s 1945 essay “As We May Think,” in The Atlantic Monthly. (Vannevar Bush – “As We May Think”)
Some may think that the ideas and concepts postulated in ‘As We May Think’ are old or without much value. But, it seems that the idea of association and its value for augmenting human understanding and cognition continues even today. So what of the man, what of the paper, and why does this work still continue to resonate 70 years after it was first published?
Please read the full article and follow-up here:
LinkedIn Pulse Article “Knowledge Management”