Imagine a house filled with wall-to-wall cardboard boxes – this is what comes to mind for most people when they think of hoarding. But today, companies have hoarding problems of their own, and we’re not talking about bad filing systems. Most companies have problems with sharing information and making it easily accessible for others within the organization. This is an important topic for us at Bloomfire, and one we’ve written about several times. Here are three posts we have done over the years on the topic.
5 Signs Your Company Has An Information Hoarding Problem
While most companies don’t have issues with piles of trash and clothes, many do have a hoarding problem – but instead of things, employees are hoarding information. In this Bloomfire post, we outline some of the telltale signs that your company has a problem.
Become A Valuable Asset To Your Company
Sharing knowledge within an organization has become a battle. People fear if they share what they know, they will no longer be a valuable asset to their organization. What they fail to realize is that sharing their knowledge earns them a sort of “social currency” which makes them MORE valuable to their organization. This post provides a few additional practices to follow when encouraging knowledge sharing amongst your colleagues.
5 Ways To Encourage Knowledge Sharing Within Your Organization
Whether it is knowledge management or knowledge hoarding, there is a knowledge sharing issue within organizations. Companies are suffering because individuals are having trouble accessing the knowledge they need to do their job. Not only can they not access it, sometimes they can’t even get the knowledge they need out of a certain individual.
That, my friends, is called knowledge hoarding, which can be a detriment to any organization. It causes distrust among employees, killing any efforts to get your team collaborating. Click here to read more about how to prevent knowledge hoarding by encouraging sharing.