Originally answered Sep 16, 2017

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Shared knowledge is often about how to do something:

  1. Perform a task
  2. Use a method, process, or technique
  3. Solve a problem
  4. Deliver a service
  5. Create a new product or service

Hypotheses and theories are another way that knowledge is shared:

  1. Postulate
  2. Experiment
  3. Confirm, verify, or prove
  4. Debunk or disprove
  5. Reveal a discovery, invention, or breakthrough

Shared knowledge also includes:

  1. Insights
  2. Explanations and descriptions
  3. Anecdotes and stories
  4. Advice (what to do, where to go, etc.)
  5. Warnings (what not to do, what to avoid, etc.)

Here is a detailed list of examples of shared knowledge:

1. Answers

  • Replies to questions
  • Solutions to problems
  • FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

2. Written word

  • Documents
  • Books
  • Articles
  • Posts
  • Interviews
  • Presentations
  • Lists

3. Project Materials

  • Requirements
  • Functional specifications
  • Plans
  • Estimates
  • Statements of work
  • Deliverables

4. Classification

5. Visual

6. Processes

7. Software

  • Source code
  • Callable subroutines
  • Code templates
  • Spreadsheet templates

8. Learning

9. Tacit Knowledge

10. Spoken Word

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Knowledge Management Author and Speaker, Founder of SIKM Leaders Community, Community Evangelist, Knowledge Manager https://sites.google.com/site/stangarfield/

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