Predicting knowledge sharing in organisations

Research Briefing

Keywords: knowledge sharing, knowledge management, learning, organisational learning, beliefs, organisational support, training

One of the primary concerns within any organisation is, and should be, getting greater levels of knowledge sharing across the organisation. Knowledge sharing is at the heart of organisational learning, knowledge management and retention and is a key component of any organisation’s competitive advantage or operational advantage.

Knowledge sharing is also a critical activity for innovation and organisational change. In essence, knowledge sharing is a voluntary process, which is highly dependent on people’s desire, will and inclination to share information and learning with others.

Unfortunately, in many organisations people can frequently see knowledge retention as being desirable, rather than knowledge sharing, usually in an effort to maintain power and control. Promoting knowledge sharing, particularly in environments where people are really busy, can be an uphill struggle. Therefore, it is important to understand what factors can promote knowledge sharing across an organisation so that experience, expertise, mistakes, values, beliefs and insights can become part of organisational learning.

A new study

A new (2018) study has looked at what factors can promote knowledge sharing across organisations. This research briefing cuts to the chase and shows you quickly what it is that helps to get knowledge sharing going across an organisation. A must read for anyone involved in knowledge management.

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