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Blog>> Too Busy for Knowledge Sharing

Green Chameleon

We have started our knowledge sharing initiative a good three years ago with a focus on global knowledge sharing; share your knowledge with everyone around the globe (within our company, though).

Barriers to Knowledge Sharing: The Biggest One Isn't Systems

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a research paper he co-authored, Zweig argues that workplaces focus on developing software and therefore do a less-than-stellar job of identifying the barriers to knowledge sharing. "It the company has done a poor job of promoting inter-office sharing. "

Microsoft, Collaboration, Competition and how not to create a Knowledge-sharing Culture.

Chris Collison

I had the privilege to share a platform with Steve at a conference in the late 90′s. Google’s “grouplets” aren’t the only knowledge-sharing contrast to Microsoft.

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When knowledge sharing is the only option

Chris Collison

Sometimes it takes an impossible challenge to get people to share and collaborate, as this fun video from Coca Cola shows. All of which leads me to wonder whether an age of austerity isn’t a good thing for knowledge management after all?

How the stiff upper lip is the enemy of knowledge sharing

Chris Collison

This reminds me of one of my “seven deadly syndromes of knowledge-sharing”. However, once I’ve solved my problem, I’ll be happy to share my solution. Behaviours Health KM Knowledge Management Knowledge Sharing Organizational learning Peer Assist

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Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch

But nice to see the examples of various uses of Yammer and how it has opened up knowledge in organisations and made it accessible, through the use of a social approach. At Rijkswaterstaat there is a community manager. P resentations were shared in real time , and feedback was collected.

Is this Knowledge Management’s most effective tool?

Chris Collison

One of knowledge management’s most powerful tools. Let me share with you a couple of quotes from middle managers in a smart, knowledgeable organization which regularly spends over £1Bn annually on construction programmes.

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What is important in knowledge sharing for innovation in development?

Joitske Hulsebosch

The topic of the interview is knowledge sharing. I'm trying to put some of my ideas together and would really like your input as the topic seems so vast: what are the main trends in knowledge management/knowledge sharing within international cooperation that I should highlight?

Secret Objectives v Shared Knowledge. Open Performance Management anyone?

Chris Collison

I’ve been musing on the traditional approach to performance management, and how management-by-objectives could release so much more value if it was more transparent. ” Naturally you’ll need to conceal the ones which are commercially, personally or legally sensitive – but I would suggest that the majority of individual objectives could be shared, but remain barricaded into performance management silos.

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Knowledge Management, Stories, Roald Dahl and Matilda!

Chris Collison

For the uninitiated, it’s a musical production of Roald Dahl’s book of the same name – about a little girl who develops her own knowledge, imagination, stories and her own special powers in some pretty extreme family and school circumstances.

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iWatch but do iLearn?

Chris Collison

Because the trouble is, when heads roll, knowledge and experience rolls too. Now that’s knowledge leadership in action. Behaviours Improvement KM Knowledge Management Knowledge retention Knowledge Sharing Quotations Storytelling

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Elsua

Just because they all share that common passion: wanting to help and learn from others on that particular subject matter that gathers them around. Key concepts like social capital skills, open knowledge sharing, collaboration, engagement, commitment, passion, trust, etc.

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Four Pillars of Successful Communities of Practice

Chris Collison

Every so often, it’s good to revisit some of the fundamentals of knowledge management and reflect on their continuing importance to the field. Looking more deeply at this definition, I think there are four “pillars” of shared commitmen t successful communities.

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Seeing the whole elephant…

Chris Collison

The answers to the question: “what does knowledge management mean to you?” People have such different perspectives on what knowledge management is – and it’s rare for anyone to connect the different components together in any kind of holistic framework.

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SRI and Knowledge Sharing

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?

10 options for implementing a KM strategy

Chris Collison

However, it’s hard to imagine “lessons learned”, “knowledge retention” or the creation of knowledge products spreading like wildfire. The success of a buffet approach depends on a high level of demand for knowledge.

The ultimate Knowledge Management recipe?

Chris Collison

A beautiful area, but sadly too remote to be a practical base for a much-traveled management consultant! of discovery and sharing which it had generated. So perhaps the ultimate knowledge-sharing dish is roast lamb glazed in honey?

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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? After nearly ten years of independent consultancy in KM, I finally managed to combine a business trip with an extra family holiday.

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Scaffolding for sharing knowledge

Chris Collison

Whilst they are similar in concept to maturity models, the purpose is less to track and measure – and more to create a shared vocabulary to enable more targeted knowledge sharing. I like to think of them as scaffolding for knowledge sharing.

Just thinking…

Chris Collison

Is it true that the best things come in small packages when it comes to knowledge? I came across this helpful framework for thinking about the way we approach the packaging and sharing of knowledge. Or are we harvesting fruitful knowledge assets ?

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My favourite things…

Chris Collison

One particular type of activity stands out as my favourite, running a knowledge-sharing and learning consortium. Here are my reflections… Lessons, recommendations and design principles for a knowledge-sharing consortium.

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Blog>> Trends in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

For example, document taxonomies and knowledge sharing procedures were defined; identified experts shared their knowledge in defined communities. Today, we can identify six strong trends that lead into new concepts of knowledge sharing and collaboration: Exploring. People are inherently curious for more based on their interest: a) Social media allows us to discover new content which is shared by our peers, friends, etc.

Blog>> Knowledge Management in Intranets

Green Chameleon

Knowledge sharing happens partially with technology, and also successfully without software. In my experience, these knowledge sharing tools are often add-ons to the classic intranet platform. Recently, many people argue (see also New Edge in Knowledge , chapter 1 ‘Primary Directives’) that knowledge sharing activities should happen in our daily work, in order to overcome usage barriers.

Green Chameleon » Filenaming Conventions and Knowledge Sharing

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Filenaming Conventions and Knowledge Sharing Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the high flown theory and rhetoric of knowledge sharing, we forget the mundane, almost mechanical ways in which we can enhance it.

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

Elsua

A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. Yet, in a business environment, knowledge workers typically keep hoarding and protecting their own knowledge as an opportunity to not relinquish their own power (i.e.,

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What did Da Vinci know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

The knowledge of all things is possible.”. The acquisition of knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good.”. All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”. Experience is the mother of all Knowledge.

Beyond the Webinar

Full Circle Associates

I’ve edited/generalized my thoughts to share. Us/Them: It is logical for an organizer or organizing agency to want to appear well prepared for sharing their work. Sharing information is essential, but synchronous time should always have significant multi directional interaction.

10 characteristics of a great KM Sponsor

Chris Collison

I’ve been thinking recently about the role of sponsorship in enabling knowledge management, and it took me back to some Change Management principles which I learned from ChangeFirst , when I was responsible for Change Management as well as Knowledge Management at Centrica. The ChangeFirst model was based on Darryl Connor’s “ Managing at the speed of change “, but also had much in common with the work of John Kotter.

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Getting Lessons Learned Right! Part 1: Customers.

Chris Collison

Not only that, but the time was deliberately managed such that 50% of each day was available for connecting, networking and asking further questions., We have to think equally as hard about how they would like to receive this knowledge. The customer is the project management process.

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KM, Communities and the “Little Free Library”

Chris Collison

I came across this post via the Knowledge Flow (thank you Susan Frost!), Their website states: “Little Free Libraries have a unique, personal touch and there is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community.

Blog>> Filenaming Conventions and Knowledge Sharing

Green Chameleon

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the high flown theory and rhetoric of knowledge sharing, we forget the mundane, almost mechanical ways in which we can enhance it. Do a 6-month audit to check compliance; highlight examples of non-compliance and keep senior management in the loop.

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.

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Community Knowledge Sharing and Home Heating

Michelle Laurie

People rotated through tables with one person remaining at each table throughout to act as a host and share what the people in the earlier rounds had to say. Tags: Rural development Uncategorized Kootenay Life knowledge management

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?

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

Full Circle Associates

The second project is as a very peripheral participant helping a knowledge management initiative pick up clues to what is being learned about the learning in the project. How do we notice useful bits, pick them up, reflect on them and share them?

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Green Chameleon » What is Knowledge Sharing?

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about What is Knowledge Sharing? One of our participants was Awie Foong who’s studying knowledge sharing motivation for his PhD (by the way, he’s looking for companies to participate in his knowledge sharing culture study next month - you’ll get a customised report if you participate as a company). KNOWLEDGE SHARING IS GOOD.

Empherality, KM, Inner Reform and Social Impact

Full Circle Associates

There was one quote on knowledge management that is still resonant to me… and the blog is gone. Knowledge management as social system change requires an inner reform of people involved. Knowledge (in all its forms and practices) as a core for social impact.

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Knowledge, Reciprocity and Billy Ray Harris

Chris Collison

Reciprocity is an important principle for knowledge management, and one which underpins the idea of Offers and Requests. Offers and Requests was a simple approach, introduced to make it easier for Operations Engineers at BP to ask for help, and to share good practice with their peers.

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What’s your favourite flavour of KM?

Chris Collison

I think it’s one of knowledge management’s unsung heroes. The data is sorted to show the foods who share the most chemical compounds with others towards the top. Well, I see parallels with assumptions we make when we bring people together to share knowledge.

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Knowledge and Collaboration – Mixing our Drinks

Chris Collison

Behaviours Collaboration Funnies KM Knowledge Management Knowledge Sharing I have had the privilege of working with over 100 client organisations over past 9 years. Where did that time go?).

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