Quotes: knowledge sharing

During a lunchtime conversation with a friend, we were brainstorming some ideas on a paper or book on knowledge management.  We covered a bunch of standard approaches, and then bounced around some more aggressive-on-purpose approaches.  He tossed out this one:

If you aren't sharing knowledge, you are no different from the guy who files false workers compensation claims.

What do you think?

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What? You are an unnecessary expense to the organization? A burden?

Or are you *criminal* if you don't share information?

jackvinson Author Profile Page said:

Well, it's supposed to be shocking. I think we'd need to back up the claim with some numbers or other analysis that point to the cost to the organization of knowledge-hoarding.

If you want shocking, I would go for something like:

If you aren't sharing knowledge, you are no different from Ken Lay.

I think you can make a case that the little guy who hordes information is as corrupt as the big guy who leads a systematic effort to screw the shareholders and the employees.

Or something like that.

I like it!

If you're not sharing knowledge, you're not doing your job.

If you can't document what you're doing in a way others can access and use, you're incompetent.

If you don't bother to find out what we already know about this and repeat the work, you're burning your salary - we'll deduct it.

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