How to Prevent Experts from Hoarding Knowledge

Asked if he would be willing to share his hard-earned knowledge with others in the company before he retired, the engineer laughed. “Why would I do that?” he asked. “First off, I don’t owe this company anything more. I’ve given 35 years to this outfit, and I hope they miss me when I’m gone. Or,” he added with a bit of a twinkle, “hire me back at double pay as a consultant.”

 

Curated from hbr.org

How do you make the most of your deep smarts – those with deep company knowledge and experience – when they don’t want to share what they know? A question for our times as our aging workforce gets closer to leaving employment.

   

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