Wednesday 11 November 2009

Tom Davenport’s Kindergarten rules for sharing

Kindergarten, 3
Originally uploaded by woodleywonderworks
Although we are all highly intelligent and mature adults, the organisation we represent is much less mature in its behaviour, and probably has the learning age of a 4 year old!

The incentives that apply to kindergarten kids sharing toys also apply to organisations and teams sharing knowledge.

Do you recognise any of these?

  • you share with your friends

  • you share when you're sure you'll get something in return

  • your toys are more special than anyone else's

  • you share when the teacher tells you to until she turns her back

  • when toys are scarce there's less sharing

  • once you get taken you never share again

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