Mobility and knowledge sharing

The paper describes how Statistics Netherlands has developed a Knowledge and Innovation programme. The Knowledge part of the Programme has three goals: (i) to preserve knowledge with regard to the expected retirement wave (ii) to develop and share knowledge in order to be prepared for the future, and (iii) to provide adequate tooling for knowledge sharing. Mobility of employees is an important vehicle for knowledge sharing. Besides job rotation there are other instruments that can be used to create more flexibility in the organisation and stimulate knowledge sharing. The paper presents the first experiences of Statistics Netherlands with instruments like working in flexible, multidisciplinary teams and internal network communities in order to stimulate knowledge sharing and developing and to make use of best practices.