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. There are a lot of KM-related words beginning with the letter C.

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Making KM Fun!

Chris Collison

As a group, we could then stand around the pattern and discuss what it told us about the relationships, collaboration and knowledge flow. Change Management Collaboration Communties of Practice Design Facilitation Knowledge Management Knowledge transfer ONA

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What lessons can KM learn from Minecraft?

Chris Collison

” Hold that thought, whilst we swap the world of Minecraft for the world of knowledge management. I’m just finishing an assignment working with one of the largest construction programmes in the UK, advising and helping them with their approach to knowledge and learning.

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Knowledge Pit Stops

Chris Collison

I was interested to see that Formula One was in the news again this week with another example of curiosity-driven cross-sector knowledge sharing – this time with public transport.

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.

Learning on a Rollercoaster

Chris Collison

AAR Behaviours Experience Facilitation Improvement Knowledge Management Knowledge transfer Lessons Learned Metaphor Organizational learning Sensemaking Storytelling

Knowledge retention – a game of two halves.

Chris Collison

I had the privilege of interviewing a very perceptive senior manager who was reflecting for the first time on the challenges of managing knowledge in a project team environment. Communties of Practice Flow Knowledge retention Knowledge Sharing Knowledge transfer Metaphor Project Management

Getting Lessons Learned Right: Part 2 – Questions

Chris Collison

The truth is in there, if we can ask the right questions… Facilitation Knowledge Management Knowledge retention Knowledge Sharing Knowledge transfer Learning Lessons Learned Organizational learning Project Management

Communities of practice: Nancy Dixon on knowledge transfer

Joitske Hulsebosch

In english: Common knowledge: how companies thrive by sharing what they know. Personally I had abandoned the term 'knowledge transfer' because I thought it's impossible to transfer knowledge. Serial transfer (the same team executing a task in a new context) 2.

What’s wrong with Lessons Learned? Part 3.

Chris Collison

ConocoPhillips have their 4G awards: Give (sharing knowledge), Grab (applying someone else’s knowledge), Gather (consolidating knowledge), Guts (sharing learning from failure).

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Green Chameleon » Training and Coaching in Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Transfer Techniques

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Training and Coaching in Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Transfer Techniques For those of you in or near Singapore, we’re about to launch a comprehensive training and coaching programme in different techniques for knowledge sharing and transfer. Search Green Chameleon and Straits Knowledge Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates.

Halfway down the stairs, where good is the enemy of great.

Chris Collison

I’ve been reflecting on the dangers of “staying with the herd” when it comes to knowledge sharing. The River Diagram is has now become a fairly well established tool, combining the principles of positive deviance with knowledge sharing.

Emerging Autopoietic Communities – Scalability of Knowledge Transfer in Complex Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

First IFIP International Workshop on Distributed Knowledge Management (DKM 2008), Oct, 18-19, 2008, Shanghai 1. Scalability of Knowledge Transfer in Complex. Abstract—Knowledge-based communities are important but. emergence and development of knowledge-based communities at. Knowledge-based communities are highly complex. practice, knowledge management, complexity, emergence. even survival on building and disseminating knowledge.

How The Beatles Share Knowledge!

Chris Collison

Collaboration KM Knowledge Management Knowledge Sharing Knowledge transfer Lessons Learned Peer Assist Quotations

Green Chameleon » Mind Reading Devices

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Mind Reading Devices And while on the topic of knowledge transfer, here’s a very cool set of (real) mind readers aka brain scanners.

Green Chameleon » Why Knowledge Doesn’t Move

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Why Knowledge Doesn’t Move Back in April iKMS hosted a talk by Professor Gabriel Szulanski of INSEAD on his fascinating research into knowledge “stickiness&# – ie the factors that inhibit knowledge transfer. Search Green Chameleon and Straits Knowledge Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates.

Green Chameleon » Knowedge Enabled Project Management

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Knowedge Enabled Project Management This is the third and final video showing extracts from a series of workshops on different contexts for knowledge transfer. In this video I talk about how to go about “knowledge enabling&# projects. Search Green Chameleon and Straits Knowledge Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates.

Green Chameleon » Introduction to Communities of Practice

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Introduction to Communities of Practice This is the second in a series of three recent workshops on different approaches to getting knowledge transfer going in your organisation. Posted by Patrick Lambe on 26/11/07 at 12: 51 PM | Categories: Communities , Knowledge Sharing , Knowledge Transfer , Video | Permalink 1 Comment so far Naguib Patrick, thanks for sharing the video and the slides.

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.

Knoco stories: Making knowledge visible

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

From the knowledge management front-line. Making knowledge visible. One of the biggest challenges in Knowledge Management is the invisible nature of Knowledge. But because knowledge is invisible you cant see what Susie needs or Peter has, unless you ask them.

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Elsua

He said that the presentations are becoming a de-personalized knowledge transfer tool, supposed to be used without seeing or listening to the presenter. Well, next time that you are required, or requested to trap your own knowledge into a file , think about it twice.

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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. builds on management to pass some control on to the network; they empower the knowledge workers to work and act autonomous. Visualisations allow a more efficient knowledge transfer.

The Business Value of Stories

Portals and KM

Sitting on a Greek island, I am reminded of how historically, stories have played a key role in transferring knowledge; the epic poems and ancient parables are evidence of this ageless capability. Before text was invented, stories were the main form of knowledge recording and sharing, as the conditions for the preservation of ideas were mnemonic (Havelock, 1976). Stories provided the organizing framework for both the recorders and the receivers of knowledge.

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Elsua

Innovation Knowledge Management Open Business

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Being a Leader - and the Role of Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

For the record, the non-trivial actions - or activities - of collaboration are: " brainstorming and idea generation, communication, conflict resolution, cooperation, coordination, deep critical thinking, information sharing, knowledge transfer, negotiation, and problem solving. ". Michael looks at fostering collaboration when you're the leader. In particular, he talks about the necessity of trust: " You will only be able to build collaboration if you create a climate of trust.

Blog>> Knowledge Power and Responsibility: A Conversation with Nancy Dixon

Green Chameleon

We started off by picking up on one of Nancy’s final points in her keynote the day before, that KM has done a lot of work in figuring out how to facilitate lateral knowledge sharing, but that the issue of knowledge movement up and down hierarchies had been sorely neglected. 05:25 How hierarchy and power prevent knowledge exchange. 36:24 Patrick and Nancy disagree as to whether the bad habit of inhibiting knowledge flows vertically is a “natural&# human thing.

Knoco stories: Why Communities of Practice die young

John Tropea - Delicious Community

From the knowledge management front-line. 15 Example Knowledge Management visions. How to explain the difference between knowledge and information. Top 7 tips for knowledge management success. How to incentivise knowledge sharing? knowledge transfer. (64).

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Shell All of That Knowledge, Please!

Elsua

Can video make a difference in Knowledge Transfer? Nick actually shares along a few reasons as to why it may well be a rather effective method for transferring knowledge across. Specially, with senior knowledge workers.

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Innovation agency NESTA announces hyperlocal media research and funding

Social Reporter

Fast-track learning and knowledge generated by the programme. Community Knowledge Transfer. The UK innovation agency NESTA is starting a major exploration of the future of hyperlocal media – covering everything from struggling local papers, and reduced local BBC services, through to new Government-backed local TV, and the blogs, online communities and radio stations run by passionate digital activists.

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Exploring future possibilities by mapping “dispositionalities”

Chris Corrigan

Just creating platitudes such as “Let’s build networks for knowledge transfer” doesn’t do enough to help change makers poke around and try things that are likely to work. It’s good to have Dave Snowden back from his treks in the Himalayas. He’s been a big influence on my thinking and practice over the past few years and his near daily blog posts are always rich, irreverent and practical.

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The Rise of Internal Knowledge Markets

Portals and KM

A new article in the Sloan Review by Hind Benbya and Marshall Van Alstyne, How to Find Answers Within Your Company , covered the rise of internal knowledge markets. They define these markets as “protected environments where users trade their knowledge via price mechanisms.” They note that “while these markets have existed in different forms for years, their use to facilitate knowledge transfer inside organizations is relatively new.”

Green Chameleon » Knowledge Power and Responsibility: A Conversation with Nancy Dixon

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Knowledge Power and Responsibility: A Conversation with Nancy Dixon I had the privilege of a wonderful conversation with Nancy Dixon on the sidelines of KM Asia at the end of November (thanks to Ark Group for facilitating this). Search Green Chameleon and Straits Knowledge Newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter for regular updates.

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Elsua

This time around though by one of my favourite thought leaders and KM / Complexity mentors, the always insightful and incredibly knowledgeable Dave Snowden , whose blog , along with Euan’s , are two of my most essential, critical reads of the day, every day.

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Knoco stories: When communities of practice are not the answer

John Tropea - Delicious Community

From the knowledge management front-line. Communities of practice are a mainstay of very many Knowledge Management Frameworks. If you are trying to create something, then maybe you need a conference, or a knowledge exchange, or a virtual team. knowledge transfer. (64).

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Open Business – The Narrative vs. The Ruthless Measurement

Elsua

Pretty much like we did with Knowledge Management over 18 years ago and that we still haven’t managed to get it right , after all of that time. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Social Analytics. Don’t you just love it?

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Knoco stories: Top 10 success factors for Communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

From the knowledge management front-line. These nine success factors come from a study by the Warwick Business School and the UK Knowledge and Innovation Network (of which I am an associate), which was based on a major survey of CoPs in many companies. knowledge transfer. (35).

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Green Chameleon » Conducting a Knowledge Audit

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Conducting a Knowledge Audit Here’s another in our series of video tutorials to different practical knowledge management techniques. It’s taken from a workshop we conducted last week on knowledge audits and knowledge mapping. PART TWO: DIFFERENT STRATEGIES FOR DIFFERENT KNOWLEDGE TYPES Download the mp4 video file by right clicking here.

Review of Kate Pugh’s Sharing Hidden Know-How

Portals and KM

Kate Pugh, president of Align Consulting, has provided us with some useful guidelines on in her recent book: Sharing Hidden Know-How: How managers solve thorny problems with the knowledge jam. The book describes Knowledge Jam, “a facilitated collaborative method for helping organizations rediscover the fundamental discipline of knowledge transfer – the conversation.” and Knowledge Solution technologies. The book begins with a rationale for Knowledge Jams.

KM World 2014: Some Useful Sessions: Wednesday, Nov 5

Portals and KM

On Wednesday, November 5, Katrina B Pugh, Academic Director, Columbia Univ Info & Knowledge Strategy Masters Program AlignConsulting leads the session: “Knowledge Is the Business.” It is described as follows: The new frontier for knowledge practitioners is just that—the frontier, the edge, the face of the organization. As Tom Stewart and Pugh have written, “Knowledge is the Business—In leading knowledge-driven businesses, knowledge is what customers buy.

Can you tell what it is yet?

Chris Collison

I sometimes find myself wanting to use that catchphrase in workshops when clients are struggling to agree upon a definition of knowledge management for their organisation. Here are my ten suggestions: You know knowledge is being effectively managed when… Leadership.