Making Knowledge Exchange Work

Making Good Ideas Infectious is the subject of a brief video that reflects the learning about knowledge sharing gleaned from the Sustainable Learning Project and the Involved Project. While I encourage you to take a look at the video below, here are the seven principles presented in the video for better designing processes to have a more positive impact on society:

  1. Design knowledge exchange into your work.
  2. Make sure you systematically represent the needs and priorities of everyone who’s likely to use your work.
  3. Make sure knowledge exchange is a two-way process.
  4. Create a safe space in which people can share opinions and existing knowledge, and generate new knowledge together.
  5. Deliver tangible outcomes that people involved in your work want as soon as possible.
  6. Create a culture of trust where everyone’s knowledge is valued and people stay engaged.
  7. Reflect and evaluate so you can refine your practice.

Now think about the impact these principles might have on your organization.  Think about the difference it would make if you could make knowledge exchange a reality at work.

[Thanks to the Sustainable Learning Project for bringing this video to my attention.]

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