In my experience, the number 1 learning practice within a high impact business is the culture of sharing knowledge!
In order to super charge the power that comes with knowledge it must be shared with others. Remember, knowledge is only potential power, until MASSIVE action is taken upon the knowledge it holds little charge. The first action is to SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE, so how can you do this effectively in your business?
Encourage a Knowledge Sharing Culture During your meetings, ask people to share what they have learnt that week. This can be something as simple as a book they read or a podcast they listened to. One nuggat of information can have a MASSIVE domino effect, just look at the power of the word WHY started off by Simon Sinek, plant the seed!
If someone is attending a workshop, encourage them to do a short Teach-Back of their key learning! This can be in the form of a written blog, a quick video capturing the momentum directly after the learning, or a formal presentation. The beauty of the teach back, is the staff on the front line will be well equipped to know exactly what is ‘just in time’ useful data. This will position your team member as a knowledgeable expert, raising their status and encouraging them to share more. Plus encourages others to ask questions of not just the deemed experts by title, but peer-to-peer expertise!
Create a knowledge bank! This could be created in social media, on shared drives, or even in paper form. When nuggats are shared, these could be collated into useful information for new staff members!
Remember, We don’t know what we don’t know! For example, a few years ago in my team, I had a staff member who we found out 3 years into their time with the company that they spoke another language. Don’t discount the impact of sharing personal information and key strengths outside of the formal “job description”. We were able to have that staff member create superior learning packages for our offices that had team members who spoke that particular language!
How often do you ask your staff ‘What would be INTERESTING for them to learn? This may be how decisions are made, who decides which coffee is in the staff room or how the accountancy practice works. While this may not be part of their day-to-day tasks, the inside knowledge gives a MASSIVE advantage to collaboration, understanding and a shared direction!
Start the process of a growth culture with knowledge sharing!
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Ella Bates – Master Trainer
Founder of Trainingx3™ the patented formula for guaranteed Corporate Training Success, Ella has over 20 years in the Learning Industry. If you are looking to fill your knowledge gaps in your organization, we would love to talk with you. CLICK HERE to book a complimentary discovery call. Read more at www.ellabates.com