“A knowledge worker who doesn’t share his knowledge actually damages the organization.” – Isabel De Clercq
This quote is taken from the great book “Social Technologies in Business“. In first place it sounds like a strenuous appeal for workers to be more proactive. Actually it is a calling for anyone in modern organizations to create an environment where people can spread knowledge and learn from each other – regardless which function, nation, gender or hierarchy level they might belonging to. Speed of innovation is about not reinventing good ideas twice. If you want to speed-up your flow of sustainable ideas – ensure everyone in your company has access to all relevant information and understand the importance to share their knowledge. This is true for both – great ideas proven and failed ideas not shown effective. Not failing the same experiment twice is sometimes more worth as building on a valid information for your next step.