Practical example: Communities of practice at CARE International

Joitske Hulsebosch

I worked with CARE from 94-97 in Mali, first in Dire, then in Macina, both location at the border of the river Niger. A structured approach, called the 5 D-model was used (discover, dream, design, document, disseminate) adapted from the appreciative inquiry approach.

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Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

These "tacit" activities—involving the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with coworkers, customers, and suppliers—are increasingly a part of the standard model for companies in the developed world. But building these advantages wont be easy: companies must alter the way they craft strategies, design organizations, manage talent, and leverage technology.