If you are in the hotel industry, you are likely always looking at the latest trends and trying to stay up-to-date. Keeping track of all the best practices across the industry can be an overwhelming task for anyone. That is where knowledge sharing comes in. Today in the Southeast International Hotel Brokers blog we’ll talk about how knowledge sharing can be helpful.
What is Knowledge Sharing?
Knowledge sharing is simply defined in the name. It is the sharing of knowledge, in this case, with others in and industry or organization. It may be an old adage, but knowledge really is power.
The more knowledge you have access to, the more angles you can approach a problem from, or maybe you can improve something you did not even know could be improved. The only barrier to this is fostering this collaboration in the first place. But, if you are willing to put in the work to encourage this level of collaboration, the potential benefits you can reap are immeasurable.
Why is it Important for the Hotel Industry?
In the hotel industry, knowledge sharing has been implemented by various hotels already in the form of knowledge management. Knowledge management, in theory, is a brilliant concept. A franchised hotel will likely have an array of branches all over the country or even all over the world. It will at least have two or three locations. But, no matter how many locations you have, you can benefit from learning from your other branches.
The only problem is that the necessary time is not always taken to meet and share this knowledge in a productive way. If one branch is doing something in a way that is really working, shouldn’t that be implemented across all branches? Or at least considered? The simple answer is yes, but in practice, this does not always happen.
So, what can you do? The only real solution is to make a concerted effort to encourage this kind of communication and make sure your branch managers are taking the time to communicate with other members of the organization. By creating this type of collaborative environment, the knowledge management model can potentially do great things for your business.
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