Your team’s go-to guru – the subject matter expert with a dozen years’ experience on your systems and a library’s worth of institutional knowledge between their ears – has a favor to ask.
“Stop using me as your de facto trainer and let me actually get some work done.”
Sure they’re happy to help you out. But year after year of being tapped for every new hire onboarding, every SME inquiry, every tap on the shoulder with “just a quick question on how this works” – it’s eating up valuable time.
Sharing knowledge by tapping experts on the fly creates two problems for your organization:
First, document. Not an actual document – no one reads those – but a recording of your internal expert sharing their knowledge. Screencasts, recorded presentations, on-location video shot with a smartphone or a laptop webcam – whatever works, so long as you can record their insight.
Then, share. Add that video to a communal library where every team member can find it and review it whenever the question comes up. As a best practice, use a video library that can search inside the video to make it easier to find granular details.
The result will be your own reference desk, a social learning tool that’s always at hand 24/7/365, ready to help your team find answers to common questions even faster than if they just walked over to the team guru and asked.
That’s exactly what one leading financial markets technology firm did (check out the case study for more!). And it’s how we share ideas and best practices here at Panopto – like this one, on how to diagnose and address SQL Server database deadlocks..
Video-based social learning is the easy way to preserve and scale your institutional knowledge. And if you need help, Panopto makes it easy to record, store, search, and share video, with no new hardware and no special training required. We’ll even get you started with a free 30-day trial.