A sporting analogy– Is knowledge sharing a key ingredient for success?
In brief...Yes! Or at least in the eyes of Robin Van Persie (the dutch striker who has recently won the premier league with manchester united).
When asked why he thinks he adapted so quickly to life at his new club, he replied:
"Everybody was so nice to me, everybody wanted to help me and everybody told me they wanted to share the success with me. Playing with team-mates who want to help you and are happy for you if you score is a key ingredient" (Interview on manutd.com).
Now lets try to decipher and figure out the underlying message in his response. An environment where everyone is trying to help each other because they want everyone to share the success is essential for enhancing the team spirit. This is the premise of knowledge sharing. Knowledge should be shared all across the organization as shared success is sweeter than individual success.