Capturing Tribal Knowledge Before It’s Too Late

Leadership has been defined by the action of a group of people or an organization, namely by positioning oneself to govern a collective. That said, participating in a group takes a skilled approach as we organize thoughts, actions and goals as one. 

"In many industries, a good deal of the knowledge about products, processes and customers is not written down—it is in the workers' heads. I call this information "tribal knowledge," and it is not only more important than most corporations will admit, it is also a driving force behind innovation; is critical to the company's competitive advantage; and is the basis of the training a retiree’s replacement.”

How this concept adapts itself to education, is a pivot we’re excited about. Future ready ideas and ideals are presently in the forefront of all learning. How Tribal Knowledge can facilitate entire schools and the organizations within them, is a new challenge, offering new frontier in learning, and leadership. 

Canvas LMS is paramount for schools and companies on the fast track to learning. As an example, there is an easy way to quickly train new students and staff on how to use the platform,  assimilate lessons, take quizzes and respond to discussions. While the education space launches forward in the world of technology, it’s becoming increasingly evident for such platforms to prevail.

The scope of teaching the new learner old tricks whether in the classroom or in the office is met by a simple integration between Collaaj and Canvas. Creating video knowledge that  streamlines information in a matter of moments by sharing ideas, and collectively create solutions for future learners to quickly access at their own learning capacity through innovative tools like Collaaj’s interactive video player.

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The key is to capture knowledge before it is too late in some of the prevailing industries like manufacturing. But why stop there when the same concept can be applied in the context of an educational institution. Tribal knowledge, from campus to company, can quickly be captured and passed along.

Now it’s time to digitize your newfound information (and be sure to maintain digital documentation; you don’t want to go through this process again with the next round of retirees). Once the information has been digitized, where appropriate, share it widely across the organization to engage employees, promote collaboration, and expand tribal knowledge (this could even lead to organic development of a stronger company culture, something that is attractive to the new generation of millennials entering the workforce."

Join Collaaj this month on March 20th at 11am PST for an inclusive 20 min webinar discussing how to digitize tribal knowledge. 

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Chelsie Foster
Social Marketing Manager

Kati Mac
Head of Sales and Marketing