Monday, 10 August 2009

Can you have too much knowledge?

"When it comes to knowledge management, too much knowledge can prove even more dangerous than a having just a little if you want to share ideas" this is the introduction to an interesting article on the Knowledge Board website.

The article looks at how difficult it can be for individuals to explain what they know to other people and suggests a way to "bridge the gap" between what you know and what you want to tell someone. "The solution is to create a metaphor that will make it easier for your listeners to make the journey from familiar territory (what they already know) to unfamiliar territory (what they don’t know). Thinking metaphorically forces us to take a step back from what we know and imagine seeing it from someone else’s point of view. This is because metaphors are created by answering the question, "what’s it like?"

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