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Tribal Knowledge refers to a dependency on people for the dissemination of important information and the execution of critical processes. There are two "fears" related to Tribal Knowledge
A significant branch of important information or a critical competency will be lost if an employee leaves the company
Overcoming the challenges of Tribal Knowledge may require aligning longer term incentives so that team members have Skin in the Game.
Good Culture Fit practices can help build a team that thinks long term and avoids a situation in which tribal knowledge translates to job security.
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