Novel aspects of common topics help us to learn new information and to observe what we think we know more critically. This is useful to acknowledge when studying topics we find familiar to us and expect to have lots of background information on. Novel examples, surprising consequences, and thought-provoking statistics can make us more open to learn new information on what we thought we already knew.
With the topics like information security, safety or leadership, updating your knowledge regularly and deepening your understanding about the basics can be impactful or even crucial.
How can you test your knowledge level of a specific topic?
Can you come up with a viewpoint that could be useful for your team to see their work in a new light?