|Just a thought, from RESULTS ORIENTED|
Huge projects were successfully tackled thousands of years ago. Britain's stone circles, Egyptian pyramids, and countless Roman civil engineering projects, all still standing today. These projects required project management. Taking an idea into reality by convincing and co-ordinatiing people, over many years and vast distances. And when one project finishes, you then need to transfer the knowledge onto the next. Which the Romans obviously did, if, for example, you look at their brickwork and arches.
So how are we doing today?
Argote&Ingram in 2000, highlight the difficulties, and best approaches to Knowledge Transfer. Eg: When transfering knowledge into a group, moving one person into another group for a time to learn, and then bringing them back, works best.
Mahura&Birollo in 2020, reviewed current literature on Knowledge Transfer and looked in-depth into one organization. So what did they find? Knowledge Transfer is still an issue. Eg:Senior management will hide issues in order to appear more successful, even though the next project could benefit from 'Lessons Learned'.
Is your organization "standing on the shoulders of giants", or still working through "Lessons NOT Learned" ?
Source: 'Knowledge Transfer: A Basis for Competitive Advantage in Firms', Argote&Ingram, in May 2000
'Organizational practices that enable and disable knowledge transfer: The case of a public sector project-based organization', by Mahura&Birollo, 2020Dec24