Recognize/Reward People that are Sharing Knowledge

Knowledge and Intangibles Management

Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal

Recognize/Reward People that are Sharing Knowledge

Knowledge is found everywhere in organizations. A successful organization has knowledge on how to use pertinent knowledge spread over different heads for the benefit of the organization.
One of such 'knowledges' is utilizing the spirit of volunteerism among people in the organization. Everywhere, we find this spirit, from labor to CEO like to contribute and be recognized / rewarded for their contribution. The right condition could be a system to appreciate such knowledge from which the organization has benefited.
I have done it many times and believe me, it works wonderfully - not only in non-profit organization but also in profit greedy organizations.

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

Need for Knowledge Sharing and Recognition

Hi Dilip: I agree with you that successful organizations need to share knowledge and must ensure knowledge is transferred from more experienced employees (who are close to retirement) to newer or more junior employees. Organizations need to understand there is a cost when knowledge is not shared or transferred. And those who do share must be rewarded in some form.
Have you ever watched what happens when a long-term employee with specialized skills leaves the organization?
Your idea on the need to use a system to track and share knowledge is worth considering. It is frustrating to watch organizations struggle when current employees and managers do not have the history of how and why policies, practices, procedures and protocols exist.
Organizations (and its senior leaders) need to manage knowledge and ensure it is shared and transferred or be doomed to pay for the knowledge as it is redeveloped and/or reacquired. Unfortunately, many organizations have not learned this lesson. Regards, David.

  Lloyd Lawrence
Manager, Australia

Reward for Knowledge Use/Transfer and Citation

Dilip, what you say is very true. I think that most people appreciate being acknowledged for their contribution. I am wo...


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