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How do you get people to share information with each other?  I recently interviewed Rebecca Hunter, former Commissioner of the State of Tennessee Department of Human Resources.  She said that people often don’t share information simply because they don’t think about it.  I have observed the same thing, especially with how busy everyone is.  Here is a simple question from Commissioner Hunter to infuse a spirit of information sharing:

Who else needs to know what you know?

If you are a leader, use this question liberally.  Not judgmentally or with a hidden agenda, just a simple question.  In your one-on-ones with people, in your team meetings, ask the question: who else needs to know what you know?

Simple.  And over time it will get people thinking about with whom they need to share information.

Now go build a #strongteam!