Do you or your organization see value in a knowledge audit?

No, we've never had one.49%

We've had one with negative results.32%

Yes, we've had one/several with positive results.18%


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Director of Technology Strategy in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
Where's the fourth option - "yes, but we have not yet run one".

You don't have to do something to know it's still valuable.
Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
We have done it twice. There was zero benefit because the data was never used

I was part of the first re-org team and HR continued to claim they were analyzing

We never used the data

Second time I didn’t even bother sending my own information in

If you are going to use the data I believe it can really be useful. Don’t do it for show
Director of IT in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Its an interesting concept. To me this makes sense on an interview or before you hire someone. After that person is on the team if he/she can meet the requirements and provide the results it should not be necessary. I can see a value in knowledge audit for highly technical positions or if you send someone on a specific training and you want to check how much knowledge they regain out of it
CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
I think this question requires clarification. I take it to mean - organizational knowledge - to identify strengths and weaknesses and to improve processes and systems. We had limited success with those types of activities. Of course, this could also mean - individual knowledge. We have much more success with that, not through a specific audit activity, but by collecting different "signals" - classes taken, other training, certifications achieved, projects worked on, participation in various activities design to be measured, and annual surveys.
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Director of IT in Education, 5,001 - 10,000 employees

Agreed, clarification is very important so you don’t send the wrong message.

Director of IT in Education, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Knowledge audit is interesting, I think it is beneficial to the organization and management.

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