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Just read Bill Taylor’s HBR blog post The Rise of the Teaching Organization and I couldn’t agree more.

He writes:

“Executives have come to understand that for their companies to stay ahead of the competition, their people, at every level, have to learn more (and more quickly) than the competition: new skills, new takes on emerging technologies, new ways to do old things, from manufacturing to marketing to R&D….

But one thing I’ve learned over the last few years, as I’ve traveled the world in search of organizations unleashing big change in difficult circumstances, is that the most determined innovators — the organizations with the most original ideas about how to compete and win — aren’t just committed to learning. They are just as committed to teaching.”

Organizations that look beyond their own walls to find new ideas, or venture out to share the innovations they have created, can benefit in so many ways!  Building awareness of their business is an obvious one — but sharing ideas that help others comes back in so many more  valuable ways.

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Janet Altman is a Marketing Principal at Kaufman Rossin, one of the Top 100 CPA and advisory firms in the U.S.

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