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A leader’s approaches to fostering a culture of knowledge sharing in an information organization

A leader’s approaches to fostering a culture of knowledge sharing in an information organization PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to look at organizational culture and knowledge sharing, and to explore how a leader fosters a culture of knowledge sharing in an information organization.Design/methodology/approachThe literature survey is used. It indicates that little is known about how to foster a culture of knowledge sharing from a leadership perspective in an information organization.FindingsThis study finds that the main approaches that a leader need to use to foster a culture of knowledge sharing are to set the mission, short-term, middle-term and long-term goals and objectives of fostering a culture of knowledge sharing, master as many leadership styles as possible, adjust and choose a leadership style that is appropriate to fostering a culture of knowledge sharing in a given situation, lead by example, develop messaging, make a communication plan, reward and recognize knowledge-sharing behaviors and make knowledge management fun.Research limitations/implicationsThe limitation is that this study is solely focused on the literature survey and opinions.Practical implicationsThis paper provides a useful overview of the approaches used to foster a culture of knowledge sharing in an information organization.Originality/valueThe views, approaches and suggestions will be useful and valuable to improve the success of knowledge sharing in information organizations in the digital age. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Management Emerald Publishing

A leader’s approaches to fostering a culture of knowledge sharing in an information organization

Library Management , Volume 40 (8/9): 8 – Nov 11, 2019

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0143-5124
DOI
10.1108/LM-11-2018-0083
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to look at organizational culture and knowledge sharing, and to explore how a leader fosters a culture of knowledge sharing in an information organization.Design/methodology/approachThe literature survey is used. It indicates that little is known about how to foster a culture of knowledge sharing from a leadership perspective in an information organization.FindingsThis study finds that the main approaches that a leader need to use to foster a culture of knowledge sharing are to set the mission, short-term, middle-term and long-term goals and objectives of fostering a culture of knowledge sharing, master as many leadership styles as possible, adjust and choose a leadership style that is appropriate to fostering a culture of knowledge sharing in a given situation, lead by example, develop messaging, make a communication plan, reward and recognize knowledge-sharing behaviors and make knowledge management fun.Research limitations/implicationsThe limitation is that this study is solely focused on the literature survey and opinions.Practical implicationsThis paper provides a useful overview of the approaches used to foster a culture of knowledge sharing in an information organization.Originality/valueThe views, approaches and suggestions will be useful and valuable to improve the success of knowledge sharing in information organizations in the digital age.

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Library ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 11, 2019

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