The New Workplace Weekly Digest 12/12

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Every Friday, we prepare for you a short digest with news covering subjects related to employee engagement, collaboration, organizational culture, knowledge sharing, leadership and the future of work.

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Here’s this week’s brief:

Knowledge-hiding in the workplace…

…prevents colleagues from generating creative ideas, but it may also have negative consequences for the creativity of the knowledge hider, a study shows. People that won’t let go of the obsolete “Knowledge is power” cliché fail to anticipate the negative consequences of their actions. Read Phyllis Korkki’s article “Why Those Who Know Won’t Share” for New York Times to learn more about it.

Employees shouldn’t have to…

…relearn what others discovered – thus the support of technology that facilitates knowledge transfer. Getting the right information to the right people at the right time is a critical component to your business’s long-term success, says Chris Cancialosi from Gotham Cultue in his last piece for Forbes, “6 Key Steps to Influencing Effective Knowledge Transfer in Your Business” – read these best practices.

Employee interaction is as important…

…as management when it comes to productivity. Peer feedback can be helpful, as long as it is constructive, starting with providing suggestions and validate each other’s opinions. Each employee role affect the company as a whole, so improving morale and inspiring innovative thinking should be a concern for everyone involved. Read about it in Matt Straz’s post “To Boost Productivity, Encourage Employees to Encourage Each Other” for Entrepreneur.

Employers aren’t going to succeed…

…long term in increasingly competitive environments. Getting to 80 percent of go-time can only be found in a highly communicative and collaborative culture, regardless of how dispersed your workforce is. Kevin W. Grossman advocated for a new workplace contract in his “The New Workplace Social Contract Of Go, Go, Go” article for Talent Culture.

Email has became synonymous with…

…our work, but the email bonanza of “click, compose, write, send” is interfering with employees’ productivity. This almost half a century old technology works for medium to long one on one conversations, but when you’re in a team and need to be updated with everybody’s progress, it’s more than it can handle. So are there better ways to work with your colleagues? Yes, there are – read about in our latest blog post, ‘The Half-Century Old Digital Technology Everyone Is (Over)using”.

Happy Knowledge Sharing! 


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