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The Assam Kaziranga University

Knowledge Sharing


Whether it is verbal or digital, sharing leads to a better knowledge base of employees and fosters a culture of knowledge management. In today’s world, things have changed. Knowledge workers need understanding, context, insight and information to drive innovation. When expertise is shared, it boosts the standard of the workforce. Knowledge sharing also helps to preserve knowledge. It makes learning accessible and convenient thereby promoting unity and collaboration among faculty members. Employees can build on their skills and gain confidence, reducing the skills gap and widening the talent pool. Keeping up with this objective The Assam Kaziranga University undertakes Knowledge sharing as one of its best practice which is implemented via various webinars, seminars, FDPs, etc.

The context

We at The Assam Kaziranga University have a knowledge-sharing platform wherein we intentionally consider delivering on pioneers and work on path-breaking multi-disciplinary concepts which can be emerged successfully for both students and faculties. The notion is to stimulate the intellectual treasury and share something significant which could be advantageous to all faculty and staff members. KU summons experts from both within and outside KU to share their treasured contributions and proficiencies on a varied range of topics including both methodological and other generically relevant areas such as grooming, mental well-being, qualitative research methods, case writing, financial planning, data analytics, applying for projects and other such areas.

The Practice

The Assam Kaziranga University takes up different modes of knowledge sharing amongst faculties, staff, and students which act as mediators in sharing knowledge. The listing below are a few steps taken up around the year for knowledge sharing –

  • Conferences: Conferences are conducted amongst different researchers, higher education administrators, lecturers, and policy-makers from different geographical areas and backgrounds across all schools of KU to discuss and present their findings as well as explore new ideas in a target area which has been serving as a great knowledge sharing platform.
  • Lecture series with presentation: KU conducts several Lecture series across all the schools by inviting speakers internally or externally and all participants acquire knowledge from the presenter.
  • Workshop and seminars: KU conducts several workshops and seminars which serve as a very participatory and collaborative activity. This Knowledge Sharing technique engages participants actively by creating a brainstorming session in finding a common solution or attaining a common understanding.
  • Faculty Development Program (FDP): This knowledge-sharing method is mainly aimed at academic educators and focuses on mainly Case and teaching skill development, Research Methodology, Research skill development, Perspectives on management, Area wise specialization courses. It proves as a great KS method.

Evidence of Success

The knowledge-sharing initiative by KU has been greatly beneficial as it is serving as a platform to elaborate and externalize their knowledge. Knowledge sharing has led to Job satisfaction amongst employees, increased problem-solving efficiencyand task accomplishment efficiency, innovative work behaviour as in teachers using innovative ways to conduct the teaching-learning process, better project management capability, and organizational effectiveness. Knowledge sharing has also led to work interdependence which means diversity of the knowledge that is shared will matter for performance outcomes. With the collection and integration of diverse ideas through Knowledge Sharing solutions to a huge task can be obtained by work interdependence.

The faculties reap the benefits of FDP s directly thereby enhancing their teaching skills and also research guidance skills. For students who are participants in several seminars and conferences, they are vastly exposed to a plethora of skills and opportunities available to them. The students became aware of the future opportunities available to them for higher education and for career prospects in different areas. These sessions gave an insight into the courses offered to them and the relevance of the courses in the current industry scenario.

Problems encountered and resources required

Basically, no such problems were encountered during the knowledge-sharing process apart from minor network glitz that was encountered during the conduction of such session’s online and technical errors during a presentation of seminars. The Resources that were required for a knowledge-sharing process to be hassle-free were a team of like-minded people who were eager to learn and develop themselves through regular grooming sessions of conferences, webinars, and workshops; the mediator who acted as a guide during all the sessions of meetings and seminars and space and tools for a proper environment to conduct all the sessions in a hassle-free manner.