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?

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.”.

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IBF on How ConocoPhillips Saved Hundreds of Millions Through Knowledge Sharing

Portals and KM

The International Benchmarking Forum (IBF) Live on March 6 at 11AM EST will feature Dan Ranta, Director of Knowledge Sharing (KS) at ConocoPhillips. Dan is accountable for the strategic implementation of knowledge sharing for the 31,000-person integrated oil and gas company, From 2004 to the present, KS has documented hundreds of millions of dollars in estimated cash flow for the company. See my post - Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips.

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Why Is Knowledge Sharing Important? A Matter of Survival

Elsua

That man has got plenty of golden nuggets to share around the topics of Knowledge Sharing, Collaboration, Communities, Learning and Enterprise 2.0 Have you checked out one of his most recent blog posts on Why is Knowledge Sharing Important?

Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch

It was very well facilitated beforehand using a -you can predict - a Yammer network. 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. What is Yammer?

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

Specially, when those meetings are not set up by you, but by everyone else, and therefore making you lose the control , once again, in terms of one of the most precious things all of us, knowledge workers, have that we don’t seem to treasure well enough: Time.

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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.

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. A shared practice.

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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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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

Those absolutely mind-blowing and rather provocative sentences, as depressing and as exciting as they may sound, don’t come from a knowledge worker working in a particular corporation protesting about the poor state of workplace learning or learning in general.

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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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How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Elsua

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

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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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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.

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.

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.

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Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez

Elsua

Over the course of the last few years there has been one particular aspect of social networking for business that I still haven’t come to terms with throughout all of that time. Perhaps the most vocal one being one of my favourite social networking tools: Google Plus.

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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. I often hear from business leaders that while they see some value in using Facebook for business-to-customer interaction, they see little value in using it internally.

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Planning and Evaluating Your CoP (amplifying and other good stuff)

Nancy White

” Wow, I had not thought about this from the perspective of a PLN (personal learning network) but it sure does work. To access the two items referred to in the video, please visit: Promoting and Assessing Value Creation in Communities and Networks: a Conceptual Framework: [link].

Good Suggestions for “Fixing the Q&A” Session

Full Circle Associates

It also helps them network with each other in a natural manner, which is something many conferences don’t really cater to. When you debrief on the small-group discussion, insisting on the question format makes it awkward for the people who just want to share something.

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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?

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.

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.

Article on the CGIAR’s Knowledge Sharing Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Science has traditionally relied on a few key vehicles for sharing and validating new knowledge. In addition, the patent system serves as a complementary knowledge broker in instances where research spawns technical innovation.

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. You want your Sponsor to be agitated about the current state of knowledge sharing in your organisation. Good Networkers. Perhaps this should be at the top.

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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.

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

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.

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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!), and was struck by the idea, and its parallels in the world of networks and communities of practice. That sounds like a pretty effective knowledge management tool to me.

Enterprise 2.0 Summit Highlights – “Knowledge Shared Is Power”

Elsua

Like I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, there are lots of things that I would want to share across with you folks over the next few weeks, but for today I thought I would go ahead and get started sharing some initial highlights from the Enterprise 2.0

Knowledge Networks

Net-Map Toolbox

Steve Borgatti is my all time favorite Social Network Analysis author. I found this brief text about the meaning of different network structures for knowledge sharing and he does a good job of explaining how you can quantify the quality of a connection by looking at it’s multiplexity (do these two people just share knowledge or do they have more than one different link). Other people's work Quote Social Networks

Clay Shirky and “the collaborative penumbra”

Full Circle Associates

I was scanning this transcript of an interview with Clay Shirky (thank you Twitter network) and came across this quote: So the collaborative penumbra around 3-D printing is a place where you don’t have to have someone who can do everything—from having the idea to making the mesh to printing it. There is still this idea that it is composed of two things: document sharing and project management. And document sharing covers the territory of “knowledge sharing.”

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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! Moving towards a truly networked way of working presents many challenges for established institutions. Sometimes you just get lucky.

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More On Digital's Knowledge Sharing Efforts

Collaborative Thinking

John commented on my post, Why History Is Relevant To The Future Of Collaboration , which itself was a call-out reference from Patti Anklam that I caught on Twitter re: The Camelot of collaboration: The case of VAX Notes - Inside Knowledge. More on " Understanding collaborative learning in networked organizations " in the article below - please follow the citation link. Knowledge Ability Paper: Web 0.0 Knowledge Ability Paper: Web 0.0

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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What’s your favourite flavour of KM?

Chris Collison

I’m a big fan of organizational network analysis. 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.

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Poultry for Progress and the Chicken of Change

Nancy White

One of my jobs a few weeks ago was to facilitate sessions at the Rome Share Fair. Access to vaccines varies by distance from cities and the creation of vaccine networks is critical. Local knowledge and adaptation matter. We want to share what we learned.”

Green Chameleon » Tools for Knowledge Sharing

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Tools for Knowledge Sharing At the same iKMS session as Gabriel Szulanski (previous post) we aired a pre-recorded podcast with Prof Eric Tsui from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s KM Research Centre. He was sharing some interesting work he’s been doing with the KMRC’s clients, around identifying appropriate knowledge sharing tools.

Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value

Elsua

I am sure that if I would go ahead and ask you the very same question for social networking tools, they may not well be the same pet peeves, but I am certain you could name quite a few of them as well.

Enterprise 2.0 Knowledge Sharing Platform from Knowledge Plaza

Portals and KM

Knowledge Plaza is a new Web-based platform for enterprise search, social bookmarking, knowledge management, information brokerage and expert identification. The Dashboard lets you know is happening in your knowledge community.