Checklist: Building a Knowledge Sharing Culture
Use the items below to cultivate a thriving knowledge sharing culture at your organization. Which of the items are in place at your foundation? Which could be established in the near term or in the longer term?
- Our foundation explicitly values knowledge sharing.
- Foundation leaders model and discuss with staff the integral role of knowledge sharing in conducting the foundation’s work.
- Knowledge sharing is understood across the foundation as a key part of the job, not secondary to grantmaking.
- Knowledge sharing practices are integrated throughout our work, not reliant on a staff member to enforce them.
- We share many different types of knowledge.
- Position descriptions and performance reviews emphasize knowledge sharing.
- Our culture is one of experimentation; failure—and learning from that failure—is expected.
- We promote knowledge sharing across the philanthropic sector.
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