How to foster knowledge sharing part 4: remove barriers
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.
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.
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.