Micheal Bayers writes:
>As long as we have this mindset that does not encourage the sharing of
>thinking (and in fact is actually hostile toward it in many cases), I
>don't hold lots of hope. But I keep trying. In much of the contemporary
>US business world, long-term thinking seems a rare asset indeed.
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Michael and others,
Are there success stories of collaboration, knowledge sharing, etc.
brought about be changing pay structures and/or incentives? Knowledge has
always been a precious jewel of, and usually a marketable asset of
corporations. It also typically has been "in the minds of" the best and
brightest in the company. Based upon my experiences, (we have been
challenging this windmill for at least the last five years) success must
be measured in successfully changing business practices which foster
knowledge sharing and eliminating the rewards fostering internal
competition. Once this first step is accomplished, knowledge sharing
becomes a part of the business process.
-- Chris Michel firstname.lastname@example.org