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Growth 1: The value of internal knowledge-sharing sessions

As a multinational conglomerate spanning various industries, the Landmark Group encourages certain key values across all its many brands. One of these - and the focus of this series - is growth.

At corporate HR, we see growth as a direct function of knowledge and experience. The beauty of such a large organization is the abundance of knowledge and experience that individual members of our diverse family bring from elsewhere or develops on the job. To best leverage these dynamic learnings - and bring people from across Landmark together to help each other - we've developed a monthly internal knowledge-sharing session we call, simply, Growth.
Instead of applying the traditional top-down management approach, we find greater value in an entrepreneurship-based model of business. The idea behind the Growth series is to identify new ideas and innovative processes developed within brands, and to share these best practices across the organization. Learning from each other's experience helps us build a strong central knowledge storehouse, enabling us to replicate success from one pocket of excellence in another.
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Says organizational learning guru Peter Senge: "Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes".

In the coming months, we'll be sharing:

- an initiative to identify middle
  managers by our fashion retail concept

- a practice to increase retention rates
  of new employees by our kids'
  entertainment concept Fun City

- a morale-boosting motivational
  programme by our footwear concept
  Shoe Mart

- ... and many more.

Stay tuned! Does your company encourage internal knowledge sharing? Tell us your experience here...