The knowledge networker is described here by Mohamed Amine Chatti ;
“I believe that the new knowledge age is demanding new crucial skills based on knowledge networking rather than knowledge creation abilities. Since knowledge is distributed and ubiquitous in nature, everyone has to be a good knowledge networker. A Knowledge networker is one who has the ability to;
- identify connections, recognize patterns, and make sense between different knowledge sources.
- locate the person or the community/communities with the required know-how that can help achieving better results.
- navigate and learn across different communities.
- Connect and collaborate in different knowledge networks.”
I connected this with a previous post concerning new skills needed to help us cope with the abundance of information available to us;
Recognising patterns & trends
Filtering of knowledge and extracting the important elements
Determining the value of knowledge and ensuring it’s authentic
Achieving our purpose or goal by navigating between people, technologies, repositories and ideas.
Critical & creative thinking
Building networks in order to stay current and informed
Focusing on important tasks while undergoing a deluge of information
Acceptance of uncertainty
I wonder how different these skills will need to be in 12 months time?