How to empower employees to share information

Many times employees are afraid to share information because they’re fearful of losing their jobs or being stuck on a project they aren’t interested in.  Here’s how to empower them to share information:

  • Show it’s part of the culture.  From the hiring process demonstrate and discuss with potential employees that information sharing is part of the company culture.
  • Use technology. Find a project management tool that can show you the flow of information, what the process looks like and where information might get stuck.  Check out Trello, Airtable,  and Asana.
  • Incentive collaboration.  Think about if demonstrating collaboration can be part of the promotion structure.  Can you add this into a requirement to move up within your organization?

 

Alissa Carpenter