Resource Libraries

Shawnee Love   •  
December 1, 2011

Over the last few years, I have noticed it is fashionable to give out books on leadership, management, new technologies, sales skills, project management, etc. to employees. Nice gifts if you like that kind of thing and may even be thoughtful if the topic is one the employee wants to learn about.

Consider saving a copy or two for your company library and allowing employees to borrow them. The greater the knowledge bank in your organization, the greater opportunity you have to attract people interested in learning.

Other options include building your own Wiki with webinars, white papers, and websites, etc. that become your resource centre, training ground, and knowledge management tool all in one.  Too often I see companies giving their knowledge sources away to employees and when employees leave, they take it all with them. I am not saying don’t give knowledge.  I am just saying that you should try to ensure you have a resource centre so more than one person benefits and the knowledge has less chance of leaving one day.