19 Nov 2016

Learn to Share

You have to give continuous effort in your professional development as because it helps competency growth through proper training and development plan.  It is not an isolated or not one short event that you learn and get relax.

The ability of organizations and individuals within them to share knowledge with each other, particularly organizational knowledge, is identified as one of the contributing factors to organizational competitiveness. Sharing of knowledge helps individuals and organizations build up knowledge. This is because it allows them to discuss and deliberate on certain topics which can encourage the generation of new knowledge (Fernie, et al., 2003).

Despite the importance of knowledge sharing in building up a firm’s organizational knowledge, which eventually improves the firm’s competitive edge, there are reasons to believe that employees are not willing to share their knowledge voluntarily. For example, a study by Michailova and Husted (2003) revealed that there are five reasons why employees are reluctant to share knowledge. The reasons include:

  1. The fear of decrease personal value,
  2. Cost involved,
  3. An uncertainty of how the receiver will use the shared knowledge,
  4. Accepting and respecting a strongly hierarchical and formal power, and
  5. Actual negative consequences of sharing knowledge with subordinates.


It‟s an open secret that today‟s business organizations greatly depend upon maximizing resources, eliminating redundancy and automating a process to meet the business goals. Further it‟s also clear that Knowledge Sharing [KS] has become as essential part of Knowledge Management [KM].

The effective use of knowledge is a key ingredient in all successful organizations, no matter what business they are doing, what services they may provide. Using knowledge correctly in an organization requires an understanding that the mere availability of simple, disconnected bits of information is not knowledge and can‟t adequately address these enterprise imperatives. While KM must focus on supporting the sharing of knowledge between individuals, this can‟t be done in isolation. Instead KM projects must recognize the importance of providing effective platforms for this dissemination of knowledge.