In A Changing World, Managers Need To Create Knowledge

In an article for the Harvard Business Review, John Hagel III and John Seely Brown posit that many leaders consider that organizational learning involves only existing knowledge. This is understandable, since this the focus of formal education, training and leadership development programs. They use the “sage on the stage” model, where experts share their expertise without acknowledging that there might be useful expertise in the room. These experts share “best practices” that they assert will work in most organizational contexts and situations. Hagel and Brown take a different view of organizational learning. They suggest that, rather than sharing existing knowledge, the most valuable form of learning today is the creation of new knowledge