Which is easier to teach/train on knowledge or wisdom? Knowledge is “the stuff”, the information and wisdom is what you do with than “stuff” or information.
Is your compliance training based solely on knowledge ,i.e. here’s what the law states and thus we do it or does your compliance training also focus on the wisdom of the law?
It seems to me that there is an intertwined link between knowledge and wisdom and yet, in many cases, knowledge is what is solely stressed. What is knowledge without wisdom?
Knowledge is everywhere, so who helps of the wisdom of such knowledge? For example, you know when you’re sick (knowledge) but you go to a doctor to be treated ( wisdom), right?
If compliance has as its focus knowledge (letter of the law), who provides the wisdom (the spirit of the law) as they are not the same and are only truly effective if linked together.
True education only happens when learning links up to the people’s experience. Knowledge is “what happens “; wisdom is the” linking” dimension. For example, isn’t this what you best teacher/s did i.e., found ways to make the subject relatable in the students’ experience? This is the purpose of wisdom and of ethics education, to make law as relatable as possible, beyond what is stated.
Knowledge without wisdom falls short of begin truly effective. Now is the time, 2nd quarter of 2015 to evaluate if knowledge AND wisdom are partners in all of your training.
Think about the work, the time, and effort your best teacher put into “linking” subject matter (knowledge) to experience,(wisdom) . Is this not a great model for the integration of compliance (knowledge) with ethics(wisdom)?