It all started with the BIG question on the table.
How can we keep up with the knowledge and gather the stories that are leaving the business every day?
There were a lot of ideas flowing in this chat. Everything from tools to processes. However, it all boils down to how we gather the knowledge and stories of people. People have a funny way of deciding how they want to tell and share their stories.
This means starting with the basics.
Seek first to understand!
As Douglas stated - where does the story start? Is there a pain point to connect with? People want to know that they, and by extension their stories, have value. How are we, as L&D people and representatives of the organization, representing ourselves?
Do the people feel they can trust us with their knowledge, that the stories will be told with the same passion shared?
Are we asking for stories and then doing nothing with them? I hope that you took away some ideas for how to gather information, the importance of continuous documentation, and how we can incentivize those who participate in the gathering process.
I hope one of you starts your own - Tradition, Trash or Try podcast! If you do, let me know.