Connecting minds is a layered process, requiring much social input. Priority and context are of critical importance. As stated by Will Rogers, the famous American comedian and commentator, "we are all ignorant, just on different subjects". Our object is not to share ignorance, but expertise and hard-earned insight. The great example of this, of course, is the great musical masters, who left an operational legacy and related performance expectations that have stood the test of time.
Rather than supporting and "ramping up" our knowledge, technology can have the effect of watering it down, at least where dynamic, complex organizational and natural requirements come together. We know much better than we do. We lack ways of organizing and sharing what we know. Furthermore, we lack means of organizing data to define and recreate conditions under which our knowledge can be applied. As a result, we face many missed opportunities and we suffer from ineffective solutions.
We need to make better use of technology to come to understand root causes of the many phenomena that we face. We need to understand, for example, the root causes of chronic disease conditions, not only biologically and physically, but in terms of society and culture. Understanding and adapting to these, we will achieve conclusive solutions. This will bring substantial rewards to societies, to individuals and families, and to financial coffers of organizations and individuals forced to pay the bill for ineffectual actions.
We present the technologies and methods of Methods-Based Management to achieve such ends. Dating to the statistical work of Shewhart and Deming, extended by innovators around the world, methods-based management also benefits from unknown approaches to information technologies and to the organization and use of deep knowledge.