Blog: Making Skill Shares Part of an Organizational Learning Plan

I wrote a post for about my experiences instituting a technology skill sharing program within a city technology department.

From the article:

There are a lot of ways to actually provide opportunities for this teaching to take place: job shadowing, co-working on a relevant project, informal lunchtime training sessions, or occasional semi-formal classes led by colleagues. One of the most important steps, however, is to communicate your skills inventory to the team so everyone knows what their colleagues’ strengths are. Even a spreadsheet or simple list can help here—“OK, when I have a question about PHP components I ask Phillip, but when I have a question about Ruby on Rails, I should ask Rachel first.”