Project knowledge into project practice: generational issues in the knowledge management process
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Citation (published version)Stephen Leybourne, Emmanuelle Bernardin. "Project Knowledge into Project Practice: Generational Issues in the Knowledge Management Process." IRNOP 2018. Melbourne, Australia, 2018-12-09 - 2018-12-12.
This paper considers Learning and Knowledge Transfer within the project domain. Knowledge can be a tenuous and elusive concept, and is challenging to transfer within organizations and projects. This challenge is compounded when we consider generational differences in the project and the workplace. This paper looks at learning, and the transfer of that generated knowledge. A number of tools and frameworks have been considered, together with accumulated extant literature. These issues have been deliberated through the lens of different generational types, focusing on the issues and differences in knowledge engagement and absorption between Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y/Millennials. Generation Z/Centennials have also been included where appropriate. This is a significant issue in modern project and organizational structures. Some recommendations are offered to assist in effective knowledge transfer across generational types.