Collaborative Practical Wisdom. Challenges and Opportunities in a Dynamic World
Keywords:collaboration, collaborative practical wisdom, collaborative economics, cultural and creative cities, interdisciplinary approach
Change is the single constant of our world. We have to face challenging, dynamic and turbulent times. The complexity and dynamics of our world requires a paradigmatic holistic vision that needs collaboration. Collaborative economics focus on trust and team building, established based on a complementary set of core competences where creative, talented and gifted people are mostly valued. Online collaborative platforms and digitalization had been widely developed. We consider that, under the broader umbrella of cultural and creative economy, people have to focus more on non-traditional organizational structures that are better functioning on local and regional levels. Cultural and creative cities facilitate constructive dialogue and interactions, stimulating intercultural sensitivity applying practical wisdom such as to better interact and develop professional and personal networking. Collaborative economics focuses on proving people care more about other human beings and thus they develop new organizational structures based on compassion, empathy, emotional intelligence that ask for an important mentality shift from social networking (such as Facebook) based on sharing information, data and knowledge towards more spiritual oriented organizations within which practical wise, creative and innovative solutions that focus on wisdom have to be facilitated. In the last decades human civilization had shifted step by step from an information-based society towards knowledge, creative and innovation based one. It is high time to be wise and to shift to practical wisdom based on ethical, moral and spiritual values.
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