The Importance Of Wisdom To Enable Collective Intelligence

Gerd Ehrhardt

In the fast-paced, ever-evolving, technology-driven workforce, it can be challenging to find and maintain a practical outlook. We use our experiences, knowledge, and inner awareness to spread ideas and information throughout the industries we are involved in. However, the plethora of information, variety of offers, and the constant feeling of urgency can make it difficult to be fully involved because of the continuous changes that are occurring.

In late June, I attended the Wisdom Together Conference in Munich. The event highlighted that “wisdom” is an essential value for people to succeed in today’s fast-moving business world. Wisdom was defined (for the purpose of the conference) as “a deep, inner knowledge, connected with the source of life. Wisdom is the language of your heart – honest, free, and the highest truth.”

It is crucial that we find and express our wisdom in order to make the best environments – in the workplace, at home, and across all social orders.

Ways to collectively find our wisdom

The most effective way to find our wisdom might be by meeting with others who are willing to share ideas and knowledge in the purest way possible. By learning what our peers do to find and express their wisdom, we can have a better understanding of what we are looking for within ourselves.

The meaning of wisdom implementation

When we gather together to share and communicate our wisdom with other like-minded, thought-provoking, inspiring, and conscious people, we are making substantial positive changes for ourselves and those around us.

We can articulate who we are on a deeper level without judgment. There are no right or wrong answers. Intelligence, compassion, freedom, and wisdom combined and rooted properly are what life is all about.

Enable collective intelligence through wisdom

To better understand how collective intelligence and wisdom can work together, the Wisdom Together Conference concentrated mainly on the concepts of consciousness, positive psychology, and neuroscience.

By bringing these ideas together, we can be more present and involved with all the inner workings of our company and colleagues. It is an effective way to find our orientation in a place where employees are constantly flooded with various offers, information, and other urgent predicaments.

Sharing wisdom in an open discussion with those that have already discovered their own has proven to bring us to a different level of consciousness that could change the workplace in substantial ways.

It is our chance to stay involved, communicate new information, and adapt to any situation. It can all be accomplished with complete awareness of both our own and collective wisdom.

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Dr. Gerd Ehrhardt

About Dr. Gerd Ehrhardt

Dr. Gerd Ehrhardt has a proven record of multiyear and multilevel experience in innovation and change management. He has spent most of his career in an international environment within the software industry. Gerd has lived and worked in many countries on three continents, these include Germany, France, the USA, Singapore, and Jordan. He works at SAP Globalization Services, writes for the Forbes Magazine and contributes to the World Economic Forum Agenda. Please follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn