Unearthing Conversations

Practitioner Research Project into Knowledge Sharing

The finds from the unearthing conversations laid out on the kitchen table.

NOTE: This research was carried out as part of an MSc when I was employed at Tetra Pak.


Through conversations and a thematic analysis guided by an analogy with archaeology, the knowledge sharing practices in Engineering Capabilities at Tetra Pak have been investigated. Several important ways that knowledge is shared, and barriers to sharing have been identified allowing the proposal of ways to support knowledge sharing in this area in the future. The importance of informal situations, for example chatting at the coffee machine leading to knowledge sharing and the building of social learning spaces was identified.