“Knowledge is the walker of an infant business.”
Every activity, for its first time, if planned ahead, be it as liberal as teaching or as conservative as preaching, begins with an investment of knowledge into its project, especially when experience has not yet stepped into the arena. Knowledge is thus, the working capital of a novice.
This article is written to introduce the methods known, but in view of content rather than container. I request the reader, if is an entrepreneur of any personal dream, to share the experiences of hurdles during the early steps of his/her journey towards fulfillment.
Experience is undoubtedly a free guide to our life whereas prior knowledge comes with a cost of transfer, borne by either the benefactor or the beneficiary. Based on the involvement of knowledge carriers, the modes of knowledge transfer between different zones of an organized landscape of activities, are broadly classified into 3 types, as given below.
- Frigid – The knowledge has grown into a rigid state, of opinions and of expertise, inside the carrier, so that the transfer of knowledge necessitates the movement of the carrier, from one zone to other. e.g. relocation, hiring
- Fluid – The transferrable knowledge courses through a stream of programs, from the carriers to the intended recipients, beginning with initial few expert Inductors followed by intermediate several average Conductors, through multiple tiers of transfer. e.g. internal sharing session, external training curriculum
- Fulgid – Independent of carriers, often due to an infant state of expertise or obsolete state of practice, the knowledge glisters openly in a data lake, for its dissemination and assimilation by its observers. e.g. microlearning, massive open online course (MOOC).
As a corollary of fluidity, it is very crucial to note the hindrance in knowledge propagation, even if the knowledge is perfectly fluid, when a recipient, owing to either deliberate opacity or natural incapacity, act as a sealed sink of imparted knowledge, thereby preventing its train of succession. Such individual reservation is detrimental to group accretion of knowledge. e.g. peculation of data.
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