Collaboration is in our DNA
Many of the interpersonal problems that arise in the workplace stem from either poor communication or the fundamental difficulty humans have in their ability to see things from another person’s perspective.
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand them is to listen to them” Ralph G. Nichols
A defining strategy of many successful organisations is to have a strong learning culture where the systematic and organised sharing of the organisation’s collective knowledge, including their vision, values, attitudes and beliefs, is accessible to the whole workforce via a central resource.
We like Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary definition of culture which is the integrated pattern of human behaviour that includes thought, speech, action, and artefacts and depends on man’s capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations. This interesting definition points to increasing our capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge as one of the primary aims of knowledge management.