Personnel Time Capsules

What would it look like if we knew more about our jobs from the last few people who held them? What were the challenges of the role and what was the climate of the institution over the past several years before we arrived? How can new staff and leaders obtain this information– first hand? There is an intrinsic value in learning about what a role was and the people that did the work you have signed on to do; yet, how often do we simply start roles with no real context of its history or former personnel? It would be good if companies created video time capsules every few years that include the advice of current staff and their insight into the culture, the challenges, and the witnessed change within an organization. These files would then be organized and shared with all successors of a role.