Knowledge Is Bifurcated

Posted September 3, 2015 | Leadership |

Bifurcation of knowledge is a fact of life in most hierarchies. People at the top understand the context. Founders, the first 15 employees, and key managers know the business, the market, the product, the customers. They hold the financial information about how the company makes money and the current financial status. Since they hold this info, they also know what the company should do -- on a strategic and tactical level. Knowledge flows down, but mostly on a "need to know" basis -- a trickle, not a torrent.

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Esther Derby
Esther Derby is a Cutter Expert. She draws on four decades of experience leading, observing, and living organizational change. Ms. Derby works with a broad array of organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Based on experience and research, her approach blends attention to humans and deep knowledge of complex adaptive systems. Ms. Derby has been called one of the most influential voices within the Agile communities when it comes to… Read More
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