What is Knowledge Harvesting (KH)?
A structured approach to help an organisation understand and record the knowledge and experience of people, often before they leave or move roles.1 A good time to harvest knowledge is when a member of staff is leaving the organisation so vital knowledge can be captured and packaged before it is lost. Stages include:
- Identifying knowledge areas
- Conducting/ Facilitating a KH interview
- Creation and publication of the Knowledge Asset (i.e. the packaged info from the Harvest)
How can LKS support Knowledge Harvesting and what are the benefits?
The input of LKS would depend on the needs of the team and can therefore vary. It may be as straightforward as supplying a toolkit/ templates to support someone leaving in thinking about knowledge that could be lost through to facilitating/ conducting the interview with that person and their team.
Knowledge Management goals achieved:
- Connecting people to the evidence base
- Sharing learning
- Connecting people to corporate knowledge
Knowledge Management Stories
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