Why so much knowledge sharing, so little knowledge seeking?
Knowledge Management requires knowledge seeking and knowledge sharing. But why so much focus in internal processes on sharing and so little on seeking?
|Learning Happens by shareski, on Flickr|
One of the standard models for Knowledge Management in project environments is the idea of “Learning Before, During and After“.
Ideally these three activities should be embedded in project process, so that a project
- Starts by reviewing and accessing all the knowledge it needs,
- Learns as it goes, improving its processes during the course of the project, and
- Identifies, analyses, documents and shares the new knowledge it has gained, for the sake of future projects.
Why even bother to collect lessons at the end of a project, if nobody reviews them at the start of the next project!
Please, let’s introduce the full cycle of Learning Before, During and After, and let’s not skip the Before step!
Tags: learning from experience, lessons learned, peer assist