Fandango’s Provocative Question (18 November 2020)

For today’s Provocative Question, Fandango asks:

Do you think it’s better to have a broad knowledge base or a deep knowledge base?

hahaha, that word better hides a multitude of sins.

If you’re a nuclear scientist, and you want to make a bomb, then it probably helps if you have some quite specific knowledge.

On the other hand, if you’re a nuclear scientist whose home has a leaky tap, then you’d better know how to change a washer otherwise you’re not gonna sleep tonight!

So, my answer? It depends, of course! How long is a piece of string?

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

12 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question (18 November 2020)”

  1. It depends of the users of the knowledge base. Light for end users and deep for specialists. The more specialist are the users, the more deeper would be the base.
    But finally, the better specialists are themselves the KB

    n.b. : I worked with knowledge managers to transform the help desk of a pharma company. 😉

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  2. I agree that it depends on the situation you’re in. For dauly issues, for example, I believe that it helps to have a broad knowledge. 🙂
    Have a nice day 🙂

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