Is Your Company Encouraging Employees to Share What They Know?

Abstract

Many of the things we need to know to be successful – to innovate, collaborate, solve problems, and identify new opportunities – aren’t learned simply through schooling, training, or personal experience. Especially for today’s knowledge-based work, much of what we need to know we learn from others’ experiences, through what’s called vicarious learning.

Publication
Harvard Business Review

Summary

Many of the things we need to know to be successful – to innovate, collaborate, solve problems, and identify new opportunities – aren’t learned simply through schooling, training, or personal experience. Especially for today’s knowledge-based work, much of what we need to know we learn from others’ experiences, through what’s called vicarious learning.

Article Honors

Headline article on HBR.org homepage

Article Reprints, Summaries, & Translations

Myers, C.G. (2016). Vicarious learning: Employees sharing what they know. We Seek: Learning From & With Each Other, Issue Zero, 18 – 21.

Rousmaniere, D. (2016, January). Help your employees learn from each other. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/tip/2016/01/help-your-employees-learn-from-each-other

張茂芸. (2016, February). 鼓勵員工分享知識. Harvard Business Review Taiwan. https://www.hbrtaiwan.com/article_content_AR0006304.html

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