Give the gift of Knowledge

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!

Want to know more about how YOU can create a growth culture in your organization?  We would LOVE to talk with you.  Book your complimentary call today and lets grow your people!

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

Why ‘WHY’ Is Important in the Workplace

They’ve said that stories sell….so should your internal marketing.  People and key employes dont buy what you do, they buy into WHY you do it and WHY they should want it.

Simon Sinek believes it’s critical for employees to understand the “why” of the organization. Why did it start to begin with? What is the drive behind it? Why do the leaders in the organization do what they do? What drives them every day?

In organizations we get caught up in the ‘Busy-ness’ of the day to day, how often do we step back and look at the true purpose of the organization, how often as an employee do we step back and determine f our tasks are driven towards the strategic goals and the goals of the department, how often do we take a step back and look to see if the tasks and projects are aligned with our own personal values?

If our “why” is super clear then its super easy for our team to drive focus towards the why.

Make the difference between passion and a pay cheque.

As adults, we thrive in an environment where we can be highly productive, feel engaged and have accountability for our actions, when we know what impact we are having and the difference we are making, the motivation is higher and the productivity increases.

Do you remember “why” you joined the company, do you remember “why” your company was founded, do you remember “why” you have those projects and tasks on your list?

Everything starts with “why”

Ella Bates

Ella Bates – Master Trainer

Owner of Trainingx3 the patented formula for guaranteed Corporate Training Success,  Ella has over 20 years in the Learning Industry.  If you are looking for high impact training in your organization with long lasting results, we would love to talk with you. CLICK HERE