Digital Storytelling in the US Army

Jenny Connected

For this digital storytelling work he won the 2012 Pepperdine Award for outstanding work in community development. Storytelling is used in many organisations as a knowledge management strategy. Through storytelling tacit knowledge is elicited and shared for the benefit of the whole organization. Tagged: action research , community , CoPs , cpsquare , jonathansilk , Kolb , learning , storytelling , USArmy , video , Wenger.

CoP Series #4: Practice Makes Perfect

Nancy White

The is the fourth post exploring more about Community, Domain and Practice aspects of CoPs mentioned in the first post of this series on communities of practice (CoPs). CoPs are not about learning things in the abstract.

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KM, Communities and the “Little Free Library”

Chris Collison

Communties of Practice Design KM Knowledge Management Knowledge Sharing Memes Society Storytelling Community of Practice cop library I came across this post via the Knowledge Flow (thank you Susan Frost!),

Value Creation in Communities of Practice

Jenny Connected

The genre of storytelling. Unlike a team where the task is defined in advance, in a CoP narrative evolves and is constantly reviewed. Value in a CoP can be thought of as value for time, i.e. return on investment. CoPs need to develop narratives of aspiration.

A Story on an Executive, Management and Knowledge « The Knowledge Management and Storytelling Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Knowledge Management and Storytelling Blog Front Page About Yigal Chamish You can find me also here ← The stories of Africa: Chris Abani on TED.com 483700 ???? ???

Value Creation in Communities of Practice – further insights

Jenny Connected

The focus of the value creation framework on storytelling and indicators of value creation (a matrix of indicators and stories) is designed to explore what counts as value in a community of practice. The only people who know and understand the causality links are the storytellers themselves.

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On blogs and CoP's " Brad Hinton - plain speaking

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Joitske gives four very useful ways in which blogs can support CoP’s but I just want to focus on one of them. Some threads in a vigorous discussion in a CoP can be lost in the rumble-tumble of debate. I liked the thinking behind Joitske’s use of blogs to support CoP’s.

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Advising communities of practice: learning starts by asking questions

Joitske Hulsebosch

This was triggered when I reread a book on process consultation (I will blog this later) which made me think about the fact that advisory skills can be useful for 'nurturing' CoPs either as external advisor or CoP facilitator.

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Cultivating Communities of Practice: Making Them Grow - YouTube

John Tropea - Delicious Community

While this may be the case, it is possible to examine an organisation and find empty spaces where opportunities to cultivate communities of practice (CoPs) exist, and as one does, many questions relating to how this journey is best started begin to arise. Storytelling Theory and Practice. Upload Sign in. Loading. This video is unavailable. Find out why. Close. Cultivating Communities of Practice: Making Them Grow. Bruce Knox Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe 33.

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Online Community Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Recent or Frequently Requested: Online Community Purpose Checklist (updated July 2008) Nancy’s Onfac Blog archives May 2004 – November 2007 CoP Foundations Workshop “Lurker&# Project : a nice synthesis of the issues around people who read in online groups but don’t post. CP Square , a CoP on CoPs! CoPs in the Netherlands (and beyond) – a page of resources, definitions, books, research, and links.

Social Networks: Communities: a difference or two

John Tropea - Delicious Community

One of the lessons learnt from working with The CILIP communities team was that we should have established a glossary at the beginning so we all knew exactly what we meant when we used words like forum/CoP/Community etc. Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral Network and community design and facilitation; event design and facilitation.

Anecdote: The difference between communities of practice and knowledge networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I was on a conference call on the weekend discussing Steve Denning’s book, The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling , with the CP Square guys. 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. So I see ActKM as a CoP.

Kerrie Anne's Fridge Magnets: Of KM Metrics, Whales, Hermit Crabs and other things

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Back around the year 2000 Laurie Lock Lee , then at CSC, established Communities of Practice (COPs) in my organization. nevertheless, several years later, there were 80++ COPs running in our organization - linking people across our global organization in key engineering / technology /organizational management / OHS COPs. Our Knowledge Consultant Barbara Netterfield did a cleanup of the dormant COPs and reminded us of how they should run. and even et up another COP.

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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

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Communities and Collaboration » Maximising the power of collective knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Community

storytelling. It notes the key lessons learnt from a 6-year journey, starting from the launch of the UK local government CoP platform in 2006 and how this led to an ambitious attempt to create a new kind of platform for online collaboration and data sharing – the Knowledge Hub. I’ve made clear in the slides the difference between “Communities of Practice” (CoPs) and “Social Networks”. Put simply, CoPs operate from a sense of shared values and objectives.

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Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Putting a fence around community online stories through digital subscriptions will clash surely with the rise of the New Fourth Estate, the Commoner Blogger which highlights a taking back of the Human story, back to Village storytelling?

Anecdote: Communities of Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Discover and Adopt, Discover and Adapt, Develop and Share - the CoP mantra developed and used by the communities of practice within ExxonMobil Ask, Learn, Share - used by Shell International to provide the focus for their community of practice program.

AcKnowledge Consulting " Blog Archive " The theory and practice of communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Despite everything that the modern KM practitioner knows about communities, collaboration and technology, communities of practice (CoPs) often fail and collaboration often breaks down. In order to establish an effective CoP, it’s necessary first to think about the nature and structure of a community and recognize that it’s an entirely different entity from a work group or a project team.

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On communities of practice - an example " Brad Hinton - plain speaking

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Whilst I am not currently working on establishing CoP’s where I work now, I am still interested in hearing about other people’s experiences with these type of knowledge management activities. I was therefore pleased to read a recent article describing CoP’s within an engineering environment. I believe that CoP’s still have a part to play in good knowledge management activities, despite the popularity of blogs and wikis.

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Anecdote: Community of Practice success story

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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.

On conversation

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BHP Billiton axes its Knowledge Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Eric Posted by: Eric Sauve at February 1, 2008 6:12 AM Im not entirely sure but I would be very surprised if the business lines didnt pick up the CoPs very quickly as they were providing substantial value to the business, a point which was highlighted in the previous CEOs presentation to market analysts when they posted a $8.5

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The Roles of the Facilitator (Guest Post by Tree Bressen) « how to save the world

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Public Conversations Project (PCP) – power of good structure to get through barriers & heal polarization. :: Facilitator as cop? Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral " Blog Archive " Strategic planning for group spaces

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Whether you are preparing for a highly formal CoP environment or a wild-west bandy-legged open innnovation network, put time into the strategy bit. Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral Network and community design and facilitation; event design and facilitation.

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Green Chameleon » Against Bestness

Green Chameleon

We were conducting a workshop on communities of practice for a very experienced bunch of senior managers who were also CoP leaders. They were all engineers, and they were doing some pretty serious stuff with their CoPs, including identifying improved standards and best practices for their various plants. They wanted to hear about “CoP best practices&# from other companies.

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Anecdote: Vital behaviours for communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Its an idea she has been working on with John Smith and Etienne Wenger in preparation for their new book on technology for CoPs. What are the vital behaviours for successful CoPs? vital+behaviour Send this entry to: Email this entry to a friend View the Technorati Link Cosmos for this entry Trackback Pings TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Comments This may be an aspect of respect all team members but active listening seems to be another vital behavior in CoP.

Anecdote: Revitalising communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

” One way to do that is to implement my action-oriented CoP process. John and I are in a community (of CoP practitioners) which helps this conversation happen. It also has an idea for a CoP Journal for keeping conversation notes based on three approaches to "practice talk".

Anecdote: Collaboration consulting—fostering a collaboration culture

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Start communities of practice Perhaps Im biased, but CoPs is a mode of organising that takes collaboration to the next level above team based approaches.

Overcoming Knowledge Loss: Key Knowledge Retention and Transfer Approaches - KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communities of Practice Best-in-class organizations rely heavily on CoPs for the purposes of identifying, capturing, and transferring knowledge. These CoPs are responsible for cross-divisional knowledge stewardship, including both tacit and explicit knowledge. Storytelling Programs Storytelling is another powerful tool for knowledge retention and transfer. Fluor uses storytelling to capture successes, lessons learned, and related knowledge in an explicit fashion.

On KM Australia 2007 (final) " Brad Hinton - plain speaking

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Wenger is best known for his work on communities of practice (CoP). In the presentation by Wenger, he made the important point that CoP’s do NOT have to be places akin to “jolly neighbourhoods&# (my expression) and that agreement within them was not always necessary for the communities to prosper and survive.

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Anecdote: Will the community of practice get started? A test and the effect of titles

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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 « Call to update Wikipedias KM entry | Main | Its not about right or wrong.

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Starting a community of practice - fostering relationships

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I am a former VP of Strategic Alliances for a global user group, and would love to connect with you and others to support the growth of CoPs. I met with Chris Young at Thiess yesterday and she took me through her CoP kick off approach.

Green Chameleon » Do Knowledge Managers Really Want to Share Knowledge?—Sharing as a Mating Game

Green Chameleon

We do succeed in storytelling, however, not following the topic of my PhD. Those nights sitting around the open-air cafe drinking teh-tarik (bubble indian tea) do resemble lek, but more like a lively CoP of collective learning.

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Finding the domain for communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I would love to hear other thoughts/hints/tips on helping to identify potential CoP domains.

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Delta Knowledge: Creating Knowledge Cultures - Post 7

John Tropea - Delicious Community

But for those leaders who are willing to see themselves as more sponsor than emperor, a valuable organisational form that takes advantage of knowledge networks in a more formal way is called Communities of Practice (CoP).

Tiring of collaboration - the word at Sims Learning Connections

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Sims Learning Connections Living at the intersection of People, Technology, and Content — with a passion for Knowledge and Learning Blog About IA Inspiration PLE Open Content CoP BA « Wish-list: aggregate outbound social media experience What’s emerging?

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On communities of practice " Brad Hinton - plain speaking

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Filed under: CoPs , Collaboration , Communication , Culture , Knowledge Management « On rewards for communities of practice On digital identity » One Response to “On communities of practice&# On communities of practice - an example « Brad Hinton - plain speaking , on November 6th, 2008 at 8:43 pm Said: [.]

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

She is neither judge nor jury, certainly not a cop, and thehall itself is nothing like a courtroom. Beyond using physical art to express and embody myth,this village is fond of storytelling. The village has four storytellers who have given themselvesto the art and have mastered it. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

Designing for Civil Society: Do communities need boundaries?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Designing for Civil Society David Wilcox on social media, engagement, collaboration ABOUT Mainly about engagement and collaboration using social media and events, with some asides on living in London. More about David Wilcox and also how the blog started.

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A Post-Civilization Story

How to Save the World

She is neither judge nor jury, certainly not a cop, and the hall itself is nothing like a courtroom. Beyond using physical art to express and embody myth, this village is fond of storytelling. The village has four storytellers who have given themselves to the art and have mastered it. Not all the narrations of the master storytellers are myths. BLOG A Post-Civilization Story.

Full Circle Associates " Notes from the Seattle Online Community Meetup

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Conversation People Storytelling Goals Brian thinks there are some core things that transcend. I add, CoPs really look at periphery.)

Communities of practice and organizational performance

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This kind of group has become known as a community of practice (CoP)—a group whose members regularly engage in sharing and learning, based on their common interests. The CoPs we examined represent different stages of development, cross several industries, are both global and local in scope, and, most importantly, offer the opportunity to consider different kinds of contributions to organizational performance.