Knowledge is knowing stuff.
Wisdom is being able to use it wisely.
So. where does the wisdom lie in your organisation?
At the coal face is the practical experience, in the boardroom is the strategic vision and somewhere in between there are people with perspective.
Perspective is a valuable thing and acquiring it is something of a luxury. When you’re at the coal face or balancing the books, you rarely have time to acquire perspective. Perspective doesn’t tell people how to do their jobs; it accepts that the coal face and boardroom have years of accumulated experience. However, perspective might suggest that there may be ways to make life a little easier – a different angle, another approach. Perspective doesn’t judge, it enables.
Progress stalls when experience won’t listen to perspective.
So, if you’re wise, you’ll make room for perspective, even if you don’t have it yourself.