“People who readily share knowledge are welcome to the team.” – Annie McKee
Want to make your team better? Share your knowledge.
It’s said that knowledge is power. As an athlete, I admired the teams who were coached well and played the game the right way. Teams like that not only share knowledge readily, they insist on it.
When I first started working, some people I encountered kept their knowledge to themselves. I think they reasoned that having more knowledge than every other person would give them an edge over the boss.
That may be true, but I believe it’s a short-sighted approach. People who readily share knowledge have a deep appreciation for learning. Folks who learn, love to teach. When the knowledge is centered in on a few people, the organization is vulnerable.
Share, learn and share some more. That’s a path toward unlimited growth. Share with your colleagues. It will raise the level of engagement.