Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips

Portals and KM

On Friday I attended Driving Business Excellence With Formal, Global Networks led by Dan Ranta , Director of Knowledge Sharing, ConocoPhillips. Here is the session description: “In 2004, ConocoPhillips launched a large initiative to create internal communities of practice that would enhance knowledge sharing within the firm. Seven years later, the ConocoPhillips' knowledge-sharing program is ranked as best-in-class across industries.”.

SRI and Knowledge Sharing | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Can we view knowledge sharing not as a proscribed set of practices, but instead a set of principles? While there are a range of tools and methods that we call “knowledge sharing,&# they are just tools. What is the soil for knowledge sharing?

Building a knowledge sharing network about Ageing Better from the ground up

Social Reporter

In my last few posts I’ve promoted the idea of more digital innovation in the Big Lottery Fund’s £82 million Ageing Better programme, and ways to share knowledge and experience both among the 15 local partners and more widely. It is, of course, very welcome that Big Lottery Fund, consultants and others tweet from events … but it isn’t a substitute for well-curated resources and more organised ways to share knowledge.

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Knowledge Sharing Behaviours 2.0

Chris Collison

I’m currently working with the Henley KM Forum on a project which is exploring how the rise of social media have changed knowledge-sharing competencies and behaviours – and how we can help people to understand and embrace this. We’ve set up a LinkedIn Group entitled Knowledge Sharing 2.0 You know – the kind of knowledge-sharing activities that we’ll tell our kids about one day, and they’ll laugh at us.

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation


Yes, these are those knowledge workers who have already tried and played with social networking tools in some form or shape, and who have definitely heard and have been exposed to social networking and they weren’t very convinced. ” Open Business #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions. A Czech connection: the CIDES project. More Czech connections: mapping public library social innovation ecosystems together.

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Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors


at IBM Connect a couple of weeks back, so better get things moving then. So what are some other key characteristics from Open Business Champions? Innovative: Not necessarily an exclusive quality from Social Business Champions per se, but perhaps more from knowledge workers in general.

2013 237

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)


Knowledge workers ultimately adopt and embrace as well a much more open, public, trustworthy and transparent manner of collaborating and sharing their knowledge. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Open Business Personal KM

2013 249

Everything Is Connected to Everything


Knowledge sharing with a passion! Brian Cox where in less than two minutes he gets to explain in very simple terms how everything is connected to everything. Brian Cox is, when telling and sharing stories, I bet that I would not have become an English teacher eventually.

2012 209

Practical examples: the knowledge sharing approach of the United Nations Development Programme

Joitske Hulsebosch

In the km4dev journal there was an article by Kim Henderson on the knowledge sharing approach of UNDP based on CoPs or knowledge networks. The first CoPs were established in 1999 in some of the priority thematic areas of UNDP, currently there are 20 knowledge networks with between 300-2300 members each, corresponding to the strategic goals. Members are primarily UNDP staff, though some are open to external participants.

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IBM Connect 2013 – Pardon The Interruption, Are You Ready?


But, for now, I’m starting to get things ready for IBM Connect 2013 , which kicks off on January 27th till the 31st, and which surely promises to be one of those events difficult to forget around the space of Social Business. Perhaps even a bit on Open Business as well, why not? .

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My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections


A reason for which I am still trying to come to terms with and that I will be blogging about in its due time, whenever I feel I am ready to share it across. Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. IBM Learning Open Business This is it! The moment of truth!

2013 262

Collaboration tools are anti knowledge sharing?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Knowledge Jolt with Jack Jack Vinson writes about knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints and more. Collaboration tools are anti knowledge sharing? James Robertson makes an interesting claim in Collaboration tools are anti knowledge sharing? What is not widely recognised, however, is that the unmanaged spread of collaboration tools can work against knowledge sharing.

Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off


And yet, while the journey has been incredibly good fun all along, never mind the massive learning experience, here I am preparing, non-stop, for the next business trip just around the corner: Social Connections VI. That’s why I am pretty excited to share over here in this blog additional details about my upcoming business trip to Prague (From June 15th till the 20th) to participate at the upcoming Social Connections VI event. My goodness!

2014 172

Reflecting on #socialartists and #change11

Nancy White

Up until now that has been kicked off by a piece of writing, a recording or some structured artifact where the facilitator shares his or her big ideas around change, technology and learning. An act of learning citizenship is to be able to use who you are to open this space for learning.

Secret Objectives v Shared Knowledge. Open Performance Management anyone?

Chris Collison

OK – most of us know our own objectives, but Dilbert has a point… Perhaps this is all a bit obvious, but, inspired by a recent talk from Euan Semple not to eschew stating the obvious, I thought I’d pose the question: Why is is that even in enlightened organisations who emphasise collaboration and connection, personal performance objectives still seem to be treated with the same level of protection and secrecy as personal salaries?

2014 35

Cognitive Surplus and the Hippie 2.0 Connection


Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Social Computing Hippie2.0

2010 194

Is this Knowledge Management’s most effective tool?

Chris Collison

Connection, Collection, Collaboration, Curation, Conversation, Communities, Culture…. One of knowledge management’s most powerful tools. Having a coffee with someone is a pretty visible way to share knowledge.

2013 102

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.

IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2011 – The Agendas #ls12 #ibmconnect


This year, more than ever, we will be seeing how Lotusphere has become more socialised than ever before and the IBM Connect parallel event that got kicked-off last year surely has improved, and tremendously!, Both Lotusphere and IBM Connect are already here!

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How I use social media

Nancy White

This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media. I remember Ran Avrahami, a professor in Israel, and how he jumped into the conversations and reached out and connected with us. Finding and connecting with people.

Green Chameleon » From Data, with Love

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about From Data, with Love That most hallowed of mental models and glib explanations, the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom hierarchy has taken a bit of a beating this week.

2010 189

Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: Learning in a Crowded Life

Full Circle Associates

See White-2005-Little ) Ostensibly I was there to help facilitate learning around using online tools for community development, particularly in rural towns being connected via a school connectivity project. Something broke open.

2014 87

Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

Connections make the world go round. With that, I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Community & Networks Connection. This isn’t a community, and not as loose and open as a network. Connectable Dots.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs

Nancy White

I’ve been co-designing and c0-facilitating a number of workshops for the CGIAR and FAO over the past few years about knowledge sharing, and more recently, this phenomenon people call “social media.&# I thought I’d share a few of them on this blog.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I thought I’d share a few of them on this blog. However, when they become connected, local actions can emerge as a powerful system with influence at a more global or comprehensive level.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation. She feels her idea will accellerate knowledge sharing, increase learning and reduce duplication.

Downton Abbey, what you know, and what you’re known for.

Chris Collison

Throughout our organisations, there are hundreds and thousands of people who have real stories to tell from their past knowledge, experiences and roles – yet they are only known for their current job title. As knowledge professionals, this should be one of our priorities.

2013 68

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2

Nancy White

I like your meta skills, but … I was hoping that you would provide insight into the core skills and knowledge around communities and networks that learning professionals should have? Like most valuable skills, knowing they exist is just the door opener. Connecting.

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Following Up After a Liberating Structures Facilitated Event

Full Circle Associates

People were engaged, occasionally baffled, and exceptionally open to new ways of being together, even those who are most comfortable in traditional academic meetings. We hope people will stay connected and build that depth.

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Connecting with Communities of Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

For example, if you are trying to balance the need to support complex work with innovation, as many knowledge-intensive companies are, then there are different needs to be simultaneously addressed. This means working outside the firewall on the wide open Web.

Knowledge Management, Stories, Roald Dahl and Matilda!

Chris Collison

Coincidentally, it’s just opened on Broadway to well-deserved rave reviews. Here’s a picture I ask people to reflect upon during my training programmes on knowledge-sharing, networks and communities of practice.

Where is the Cooperation in International Development and Cooperation

Full Circle Associates

Consultancy for Writing, Editing and Production of UNICEF Knowledge Exchange Toolbox (with my team) pls share [link] — Ian Thorpe (@ithorpe) October 8, 2014 I blithely responded: @peterballantyne @ithorpe @GH_Knowledge [link] Sounds like wheel recreation [link] & many others!

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Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

From Eyebeam OpenLab comes and open source idea for making a cover for those glare-y compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) we are all installing to save energy. Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

Looking back – KM highlights from 2014 (part 2)

Chris Collison

Sharing Knowledge in the Offshore Wind community. Where are the safe places to begin knowledge-sharing? Here it is being played by fellow participants in the Knowledge Driven Performance consortium.

2015 48

Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!


Social Software Adoption, online Communities and Knowledge Management 2.0 , amongst several other topics. is a movement that should be driven by one specific group, whether it is Communications, Marketing, HR, Sales, IT / Infrastructure, even Knowledge Management.

2010 228

How are we building our “community soil?

Nancy White

If not, skip the video and hop below for the online community connection. Last week, I pondered the agricultural metaphor for knowledge sharing. Tags: community knowledge sharing Monday videos gardening facilitation

2009 149

Social media for public services: how about an Open Innovation Exchange?

Social Reporter

I came away with a new/old idea: that we need an open innovation exchange to help entrepreneurs, councils and customer/citizens collaborate to find new ways forward. Of course there are brilliant exceptions … officers and whole council departments around the country who are doing great work: Devon, Kent, Barnet, Barnsley keep getting mentions, and there are quite a others as I explored at another conference about knowledge management.

I’ve been away:Reflections on a Journey Part 1

Nancy White

But in the spirit of learning, I wanted to capture some of it here on the blog because it has, for me, profound connections to the work so many of us do around working and communicating across all kinds of lines. days in Open Space learning about a variety of tools and methods.

IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect


And like every year, it is time for that yearly pilgrimage to what, to me, is *the* main IBM event of events on the topics of Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Social Business and, specially, this time around more than ever.

2012 188

Conversations With a Wonderful Client

Full Circle Associates

This is posted at Conversations with Nancy White around the implementation of CIAT’s internal communications strategy and reposted here for sharing! It seemed to me that we needed to create effective bridges to connect those four “populations”. Sometimes you just get lucky.

2015 67

Open Enterprise 2009 - Dion Hinchcliffe Interviewed by Stowe Boyd


I tell you, it is starting to become some sort of an unstoppable addiction checking out all of these wonderful various interviews that both Oliver Marks and Stowe Boyd continue to carry out for their on-going Open Enterprise 2.0 Do you think you have always been in control of your knowledge?

2009 141

Can Using Facebook Within Your Organization Add Value?

Leading Virtually

Research tells us that social interaction is very useful for facilitating knowledge transfer and innovation in organizations. knowledge, service, products) by individuals within those business units. Users can also post photos, create lists to share their thoughts, and organize events.