How to Grow a Collaborative Learning Community

Imagine your workplace as an award-winning garden — a place where you nurture knowledge and success. A place where people grow and learn from one another by sharing best practices. A place where training content expands and improves through crowdsourcing. A place that’s self-sustaining, dynamic, and always fresh.

That place is called collaborative learning.

So how do you create this magical place? You just launch a collaborative learning tool and people will flock to it, right? Not necessarily. People resist change. In the world of traditional hierarchy, people hoard knowledge and shun openness. The world is going open source, but that doesn’t mean every organization’s culture is open-sourced.

New ideas and systems need nurturing. Growing a healthy learning community is a lot like growing a healthy garden. Here’s how to start your own.