Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media this past week.
“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology.” – E.O. Wilson – via @jhagel
“If you want to know who rules over you in society, find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire – via @marciamarcia
“A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” – Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian physiologist – via @marciamarcia
Why doesn’t everyone share their knowledge? by @JohnStepper
The biggest barrier is that each department, and very often individual teams, cling to their proprietary knowledge bases. They’ve created systems and processes optimized for tracking activities instead of increasing user satisfaction and the speed of finding answers. (This is particularly true when help desks are outsourced.) And they’re loath to change what they do for the greater good.
Why do people share? by @OscarBerg
In the New York Times science article “Will You Be E-Mailing This Column? It’s Awesome“, author John Tuerney describes how researchers at the University of Pennsylvania spent 6 months studying the most e-mailed articles from New York Times. The researches found that people preferred to share long positive articles on intellectually challenging and engaging topics, especially such that inspired awe. Furthermore, surprising and emotional articles were more likely to be shared.
Interactive competence – by @EskoKilpi
Creative learning is the new productivity. In creative, interactive work, productivity cannot be measured in quantitative terms or as a difference between input and output, but as the speed and quality of creative learning.
The management task is not to better understand people but to better understand what happens between people. Our world is co-created in relations.