Benefits of Knowledge Transfer

Transfer of valuesThere are always some employees within the organization, who “stick out of the crowd” and possess extraordinary competencies that should be utilized, further developed and integrated into the leadership development programs. These people are called “high potentials”, who can become great leaders, if their talents are recognized in time.Well structured Leadership Building Programs, having potential leader candidates is crucial to the health and future of every organization.These talents need support, mentoring, tutoring in order to provide learning paths and exposing them to different areas of the business, developing their leadership skills, and ensuring they’re learning what they need to excel in prospective new roles.Professional mentoring and tutoring programs are an effective strategy to allow talents to further develop, make them feel valuable, give them personal attention and guidance, which leads to nurturing an organization’s leadership chain. By connecting high potentials with leaders, top performers, and each other across the company, high potentials learn faster and are ready to take on leadership positions sooner. This results in improved engagement and a faster time to productivity, while leveraging internal resources, to keep costs to a minimum..Sharing experiencesSupporting and helping employees obtain necessary knowledge, skills, and expertise is essential for any … Read more

New Communication Methods

Communicating across generations Up to now we have learnt that there are many generations in every company working together, and how this is a positive output for any enterprise since it generates different advantages in the work environment. However, since each generation is a whole different world, the way of communicating with them becomes an issue; depending on the person, there will be different expectations. Finding a suitable strategy for communicating with your employees of different generations will help you establish a better relationship with them. Anyhow, the problem is not only the communication between employers and employees; communication between workers or between employers of different generations can also become a problem if there are no strategies to promote a positive communication between both sides. Each generation is going to expect a different way of communicating. Even when looking at basic things such as the channel, millennials will probably expect an email or even a WhatsApp text while Boomers will wait for a phone call or a face-to-face meeting. Rivers, Tiffany Bloodworth – 8 tips to communicate with 4 different generations in the workplace (2014) ( Regarding communication channels, it is a good idea to have different lines open that … Read more

Learning By Doing

Experiential learning models There are a number of different approaches or terms within “learning by doing” or “Experiential learning“ (learning within real world contexts) heading, such as: laboratory, workshop or studio work; apprenticeship; problem-based learning; case-based learning; project-based learning; inquiry-based learning; cooperative (work- or community-based) learning. Experiential learning focuses on learners reflecting on their experience of doing something, so as to gain conceptual insight as well as practical expertise. Kolb’s experiential learning model suggests four stages in this process: active experimentation; concrete experience; reflective observation; abstract conceptualization. There are many different design models for experiential learning, but they also have many features in common. Laboratory, workshop or studio work: An important pedagogical value of laboratory classes is that they enable students to move from the concrete (observing phenomena) to the abstract (understanding the principles or theories that are derived from the observation of phenomena). Another is that the laboratory introduces students to a critical cultural aspect of science and engineering, that all ideas need to be tested in a rigorous and particular manner for them to be considered ‘true’. Apprenticeship is a particular way of enabling students to learn by doing. It is often associated with vocational training where a … Read more

Knowledge Transfer Through Mentoring

Developing Strategies to Facilitate Knowledge Transfer Through Mentoring Knowledge transfer is not just a business efficiency problem – it also impacts recruitment and retention. “We learned, for example, that knowledge workers perceive a mentor-driven, employee training and development program as a way that their organizations value them,” Panopto co-founder Eric Burns says. Not only the loss of specialized knowledge when employees depart, impacts all companies. Also there are other sound business reasons for implementing a knowledge transfer strategy. Knowledge sharing is an effective method for supplementing corporate training and on boarding efforts. Having a strategy for capturing the knowledge of key employees is an efficient way to supplement more structured corporate training that may not be able to keep up fast enough with the way business is changing. In today’s competitive business climate, it behooves companies of all sizes to develop a strategy to facilitate knowledge transfer. Some obstacles to facilitating knowledge sharing: Tools. The company may not have the appropriate tools to facilitate knowledge sharing, or employees may not have the confidence to use the technology that exists. The reality is that preserving organizational knowledge does not have to be complicated. It can be as simple as recording a … Read more