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While critical thinking may not make up for a lack of knowledge, it is essential for gaining knowledge.
Wednesday, November 06, 2002:  


Why Employees Don't Collaborate - sidebar to "From Lone Star to Team Player" (Harvard Business School Working Knowledge)
There are four obstacles involving employees' motivations and abilities that must be overcome...

First, unwillingness to seek advice and learn from others...

Second, there is inability to find expertise...

Then there is unwillingness to help...

Lastly, there is the inability to work together...

All four obstacles need to be overcome for effective collaboration to occur. Solving one problem, but not the others, will not help.
These are age-old management problems. I'm sure Drucker has addressed them multiple times, but I recommend the discussions on how internal competition can undermine and even prevent collaboration in The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton, ISBN: 1578511240.

    -  Ron  7:36 PM

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