IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PROCESSES TO ADDRESS SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE GAPS BETWEEN SENIOR AND JUNIOR STAFF IN ENGINEERING PROJECTS
Keywords:Knowledge Transfer, Engineering Projects
Skills and knowledge gaps between senior and junior staff is prevalent in engineering projects. This study aimed to identify the factors that affect knowledge transfer and methods to retain transferred knowledge between senior and junior staff in the South African engineering environment. Although several studies have examined the factors that influence knowledge transfer, very few have studied the factors affecting knowledge transfer between senior and junior staff in engineering projects. This study found that knowledge transfer is not made a priority in projects, and that there is a lack of knowledge transfer platforms and structures in projects. Incentivising knowledge transfer by making it a work outcome would improve knowledge transfer in projects.
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