Transformation of communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

This is the young swan swimming in the waters near our house (there is a lot of water in our area, something which made a Malian friend exclaim that this is a very dangerous place!). I'm interested in the transformation phase in communities of practice.

Conversations in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

I had dinner with a friend and suddenly we were discussing how to do the laundry. Basically over dinner, we always cover our work (and what doesn't work in work), work/life balance, gossiping over other friends, children and sometimes a bit of politics. Did you ever notice that with certain friends or colleagues you always cover the same topics, though with variations on how you cover it? In communities of practice, the same phenomenon occurs.

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice

Nancy White

My friend Sue Wolff generously lent me two books recently. It is the story of a community of birdwatchers in Central Park in New York City and how they observed, loved and obsessed over a family of Red-Tailed Hawks that raised a family on an apartment ledge just of Central Park. .

CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?

Nancy White

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick. I am finally getting the rest of the series up. Is a “class&# or “cohort of learners&# a community? So that would suggest the community may be something offered alongside the course.

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice

Digital Habitats

My friend Sue Wolff generously lent me two books recently. It is the story of a community of birdwatchers in Central Park in New York City and how they observed, loved and obsessed over a family of Red-Tailed Hawks that raised a family on an apartment ledge just of Central Park.

Bridging and bonding in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read in the newspaper that ethnically mixed neighbourhoods have lower levels of trust in general. BUT the inter-ethnical level of trust in heterogeneous neighbourhoods is higher than in the others. Which is kind-of logical: when you meet people from other ethnic groups you are likely to see that they can be kind and friendly too. In the homogeneous neighbourhoods, the social trust is higher, but the image of different ethnic groups can be very negative.

Communities of Practice

Chris Corrigan

My friend Peter Rawsthorne begins a series of blog posts today reflecting on what is required to keep a community of practice together online and across organizational boundaries. What do you need to consider when building a Community of Practice CoP that spans organizational boundaries where client confidentiality needs to be honored. via Critical Technology: Virtual Community of Practice Conundrum.

Communities of Practice: Conversations to Collaboration by Steve Dale

Elsua

For a good number of years Communities (of Practice, of Interest, of Purpose, etc. inside of the corporate world weren’t viewed as important and crucial as they eventually are. Communities of Practice: Conversations To Collaboration.

Communities of practice: rhythm and rituals

Joitske Hulsebosch

Saturday night in Zhongdian My favorite place in China was Zhongdian, where I made this video of the people dancing on the market square in the evening. It reminded me of rituals and rhythm in communities of practice. I hope that may provide a sort of rhythm.

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Communities of practice: HIV/AIDS prevention practices

Joitske Hulsebosch

Two things struck me in relation to communities of practice/learning. The second thing is about being at the cutting-edge of practice. It clicked with the story of a friend who went back to Ethiopia.

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Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is the story of a community of birdwatchers in Central Park in New York City and how they observed, loved and obsessed over a family of Red-Tailed Hawks that raised a family on an apartment ledge just of Central Park. Identifying a new practice and refining it.)

Communities of practice and core qualities

Joitske Hulsebosch

I worked a couple of times with the core quality quadrants or kernkwadranten in teams. But it also helps you to look at the shadow side of your core quality by looking at the pitfall (if you are overdoing your core quality); your challenge and allergy. In that sense it is very respectful of the fact that everyone has something to bring and that too much of a good thing becomes a negative quality and that you have to find your personal balance.

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Communities of Practice | European Community of Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

European Community of Practice About Community Resources Events Help Home Communities of Practice Posted August 14th, 2007 by Bev Trayner in CoP - IM newsletter An interview about the Community of Practice on Innovation and Mainstreaming.

Anecdote: Communities of Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Filed in Collaboration , Communities of practice. There are a whole bunch of useful concepts used by organisations to focus their community of practice and knowledge management programs.

Communities of Practice | CommunityIntelligence Ltd.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Thats why community-based approaches are gaining momentum in the private and public sectors, as well as in civil society. “It It is not surprising that communities of practice are central to successful knowledge management initiatives. Building and Sustaining Communities of Practice - a study by American Productivity and Quality Center. Communities of practice are where the deep knowledge of any professional domain can be found.

Anecdote: Revitalising communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Filed in Communities of practice. I’m truly blessed in knowing lots of interesting people. ” I said something like that to John Smith this morning on the topic of revitalising communities of practice.

Communities of Practice: The Organizational Frontier - HBS Working Knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communities of Practice: The Organizational Frontier 2/22/2000 A new organizational form is emerging in the information economy, alongside work groups, project teams and informal networks. Its called the community of practice. Tags: community

My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

I choose the topic: my example of social learning. I notice that there is a lot of confusion about social learning: is social learning about learning through social media? That of course makes it even more difficult and confusing. I would like to compare two of my own examples.

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Communities of practice: Naava's example of the role of a facilitator

Joitske Hulsebosch

I liked the story as it demonstrates the role of a CoP facilitator (or weaver as she call it) in connecting people and stimulating private exchanges within the CoP, not only public- for all- meetings or discussions. The lesson I take from this is: Systematically reaching out to peripheral members of a community may have unexpected positive outcomes. I mentioned that there were members of the HoS community who held other titles at their schools.

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Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

How communities of practice give us access to observing, orienting, deciding, and acting in a world of practice. Happy Corner, where the tailors studied by Jean Lave (2011) worked in the 1970′s, was a remarkable community of practice.

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Anecdote: Community of Practice success story

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Filed in Collaboration , Communities of practice. One of the best ways to illustrate the value of Community of Practice efforts is to find stories of success and to use them. We previously posted on the publication of Stories from the Coal Face, a booklet produced by Rio Tintos coal division that communicates many of the ways that CoP have added value to the business.

Starting a community of practice - fostering relationships

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Filed in Communities of practice. In starting any community of practice, the first objective is to help the members recognise the value they will get from being and working together. Often we will help organisations kick their communities off with a work shop that has a number of objectives but perhaps the most important is to foster deeper connections among the potential members. Here are some of the activities Ive used to do that.

Anecdote: Vital behaviours for communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Filed in Communities of practice. Over at the Influencer blog David Maxfield has written a four post series on improving teamwork based on one of the key insights from his co-authored book, also called Influencer , which is simply changing a few behaviours can drive a lot of change. What are the vital behaviours for communities of practice? The idea of community orientations was introduced to me by Nancy White.

Practical example: Aquasan the story of a remarkable community of practice addressing water supply and sanitation in developing countries

Joitske Hulsebosch

Marc Steinlin from Helvetas mentioned in the km4dev list that Urs Egger has written down the story of Aquasan. When I started reading I was first disappointed that the story is about a community of practice amongst northern (Swiss) development workers, but it is a good story because it highlights a lot of critical success factors. The Aquasan CoP was started in 1983 by a small group of Swiss experts working on water supply and sanitation issues.

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BENCHMARKING THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE | Knowledge Management Review | Find Articles at BNET

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BNET Log In | Join All of BNET Publications Library Home Commentary Leadership Life at Work Business Owners Exec. Its certainly a difficult task, as the authors of this article will testify. Can you benchmark communities of practice?

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Finding the domain for communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

One of the key challenges in starting a community of practice is to find the right domain - the topic that people are passionate enough about and interested enough in to contribute some of their discretionary time and effort. One of the tests we use is the I am a. It might be only 5% of their job, but its what they really love. Often its the reason they do what they do, and also the reason they put up with the other 95% of their work.

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Join us: Largest international Net-Mapper meeting ever!

Net-Map Toolbox

You might be working with Net-Map in your university, organization, consulting practice and maybe you are the only one excited by the participatory drawing of networks. We will discuss whatever questions are at the forefront of our minds.

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Net-Map facilitation pointers: Links

Net-Map Toolbox

This series of facilitation pointers is aimed at practitioners of Net-Map who want to improve their implementation and are looking for specific guidance on aspects of implementation. Please don’t use “informal link” as the name of a link on your map. Formal flow of funds.

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Anecdote: Communities of Practice - a strategic technology?

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Home What we do Keynote Speaking About Us Whitepapers Anecdote Associates Clients Contact us Story Finder Categories Anecdotes Book reviews Business storytelling Changing behaviour Collaboration Communities of practice Expertise location Communication Employee engagement Evaluation Fun Knowledge Leadership News Questions Quotes Story collection Strategic clarity « Thinking strategically about communities of practice | Main | Why use business narrative techniques?

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Monday Video: 4 Perspectives on CoP Evaluation

Nancy White

I often have a “deer in the headlight&# look when someone asks me about evaluating communities of practice. But in fact, when I let my common sense kick in, I know of and use many evaluation approaches. How do you evaluate your communities?

Shifting Conditions That Hold Problems in Place

Full Circle Associates

Two of my colleagues/friends have written very useful posts reflecting on practices that can enhance any year end reflections and new years planning you may be cooking up.

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Tomoye: Bringing Web 2.0 to Communities of Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

to Communities of Practice by Bill Ives January 28, 2008 at 5:48 pm · Filed under Communities , Enterprise 2.0 , Reviews Communities of practice have been around a while, and so has the software platforms to support them.

Anecdote: The difference between communities of practice and knowledge networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Filed in Communities of practice , Narrative. In chapter 7 Steve makes a clear distinction between CoPs and Networks where the latter consists of a group of people who link together for mutual benefit, such as an alumni. While a community of practice is a group with formed for the purpose of improving member practice. But when we consider the middle ground it seems that the organising structure is in the eye of the beholder.

Business models for communities

Learning Alliances

One of the useful things that a community of practice does for us is to provide some useful boundaries for our attention. We can focus on a set of relationships, conversations, resources, and trajectories that move will our learning forward.

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Carl Jackson on Supporting Online Communities in International Development

Nancy White

Carl Jackson of Westhill Knowledge Group (formerly at IDS – Institute of Development Studies ), colleague at KM4Dev , friend and all around smart and funny guy took 20 minutes to share some of his experiences supporting and participating in online communities in international development.

Anecdote: Explaining the action-oriented communities of practice model

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Home What we do Keynote Speaking About Us Whitepapers Anecdote Associates Clients Contact us Categories Anecdotes Blogging Books Change management Collaboration Communities of practice Complexity Culture Expertise location Facilitation Fun Intervention design Knowledge Knowledge circulation Most Significant Change Narrative News Newsletter Open space Questions Quotes Sensemaking Social networks Storytelling Strategy « 50 Web2.0 Filed in Communities of practice.

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Watching videos together in a Google Hangout with CPsquare

Learning Alliances

We’ve had a regular series where CPsquare members and friends go on a virtual field tr ip to observe something about a community of practice, it’s activities, technologies, or challenges.

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Assessing the health of a community of practice using net promoter score

Delicious/choconancy/communities_of_practice

This is the basis of the Net Promoter Score , a metric to give you a sense of how well your business is going. By having a single score they didn't fall into the typical survey trap of thinking the results directed them towards a particular solution.

So You Want to Host a Web Meeting? A Resource

Full Circle Associates

A long time ago in a planet far far away, a group of people asked if I could share some of my web meeting tips. I have a lot of tips, most of them learned from many many colleagues from all over, both from watching the masters work and from resources they have created.

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References on Lurking

Nancy White

Second is another distillation of conversation, this time from CPSquare. Of course, this has been studied in the academic community, such as this paper from Jenny Preece and Blair Nonnecke. Finally, some fine blog posts on lurking by friends and colleagues.

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Dissident: Responsibilities and Guidelines for Communities of Practice.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Dissident Just one of the silent majority saying what I think. December 2008 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 About Thought leaders Seth Godin Seth is a writer, a speaker and an agent of change. I was looking for some inspiration in putting together some guidelines, rules and policies for online communities of practice.

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Blog Aggregation

Jenny Connected

From my perspective this has been one of the most difficult aspects of organizing the technologies we are using for this MOOC. I have been aware for some time of Stephen Downes’ grsshopper aggregator which he openly shares in detail , but recently I have become aware of the Planet Aggregator . In the past six weeks I have been participating (as a mentor) in CPsquare ’s Foundations of Communities of Practice workshop.

CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Published by Nancy White at 5:48 am under communities of practice , learning This is a reblog of a guest blog post I did on Darren Sidnick’s Learning & Technology Blog: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? Try it out on some of your learners.

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