Project management in practice
But how does communication in project management work in practice? When defining knowledge integration, I had indicated that it was a matter of providing the “package insert” for understanding the communicated knowledge.
I assume that knowledge about language can be communicated. Metalanguage, so to speak. Whether there is implicit and explicit knowledge, and how each species may be shared, is not of interest to me here.
Language that describes the world
If it is assumed that language - without thinking about grammar - describes the world in which Jekyll and Hyde live, then words are largely descriptions of “reality”. At school, in the family, and among friends, children are brought up to practice general language usage and use language accordingly.
Words and sentences are used in accordance with the “general convention”. Thus language also has a cultural / institutional character. Ideas and motives are communicated across generations, as well as between different groups who speak different languages. But what remains is that language describes a world that many experience quite uniformly.
Knowledge transfer in project management
From a constructional-social-interaction-knowledge understanding, it can be said that knowledge is an agreement between Jekylls. After that, this or that situation behaves this way and not otherwise.
Knowledge is a description of reality and how they make things up according to the above-mentioned experience of life. Knowledge is a convention that represents life as perceived by a particular group. Knowledge then represents something statistical and represents a certain life experience. It becomes clear that language and knowledge are blurred.
How is specialty technology created?
When Jekyll becomes more and more involved in a certain area in the course of his professional career, it is not the case that this is accompanied by a linguistic and cultural coloring of his knowledge.
This is exactly what happens to others, who later turn into a stereotype. Over time, Hyde, who is a specialist Chinese, described in the previous episode, emerges. He has a very specific view of the world. This arises from his knowledge, and the language he uses. Both are combined by him in an individual, yet group specific, way in his thinking. You are wondering if this is true at all, or a description that is completely out of the world?
Knowledge Management and Psycholinguistics
The answer is given by modern psycholinguistics. She has found that language and thinking influence each other. At the same time, at least parts of the experiences people make tied to what language they speak. This defines which omissions in the description (s) of a reality and the reporting are allowed and which are not. And how does this in turn relate to knowledge?
If knowledge is defined in a Western context, we recognize that for Jekyll and Hyde, the way in which information is to be processed is influenced by language and knowledge. Depending on what Jekyll has learned, and where he has a firm knowledge core, the omissions will be different. Or more simply, Jekyll and Hyde learns about his knowledge, and the much more-what he must see in his world and what he can look down on.
Knowledge becomes communicable
Hyde is also made to think that only dealing with the language and can deal with his knowledge that he uses.
It comes to a three-step, in which language with their terms imprints what Jekyll and Hyde may have known. The knowledge that Jekyll and Hyde have is an expression of their experiences in the world conditioned by the language they speak. This makes knowledge communicable for many.
Language as a means of knowledge integration
Staying with Jekyll involves the use of a language, with a certain meaning of the words that is specific to the group / community in which it moves. And so, through knowledge integration, we come right back to the general usage of society in which Jekyll moves most of the time: the non-professional world.
Thus, Jekyll has a language at his disposal that he has learned from childhood, and at least in principle allows him to talk to people who meet him daily.
The general life experience allows Jekyll to use a method by integrating knowledge that enables him to achieve a "cognitive interdisciplinarity" (cognitive interdisciplinarity by Rainer Bromme), and thereby a "common ground" (Herbert H. Clarke common ground) ) to ensure that he is on a knowledge and behavioral level with his interlocutors.
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