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How to foster knowledge sharing part 4: remove barriers

In this series of posts, we look at how employees are motivated to share knowledge in the workplace. The first post described people’s intrinsic motivations for sharing. The second discussed how job design and management culture can encourage sharing.

How to foster knowledge sharing part 3: don't reward, but recognize

Should you give your employees performance-related bonuses, stock options, gift certificates or any other material rewards for contributing to knowledge? No. Read on to find out why not, and what really does motivate people to share knowledge.

How to foster knowledge sharing part 2: build it into jobs

Employees have a natural drive to share knowledge and by understanding and harnessing this, you can create a knowledge management strategy that’s sustained by employees’ own motivation. That’s both more efficient and more fun than one that relies on carrots and sticks.

How to foster knowledge sharing part 1: use intrinsic motivations (or cats)

In this series of posts, we look at how to share more knowledge within your organization – without launching elaborate reward schemes or chaining people to their computers.