Blog>> Method Knowledge

Green Chameleon

One of the knowledge types we take pains to highlight during a knowledge mapping exercise is method knowledge - the type of knowledge that a team builds up over time and that which makes them effective. It is knowledge that is seldom captured because people are either unaware of how valuable that knowledge is, or they do not see capturing it as a priority. To mitigate the risk, we embarked on a programme of documenting their method knowledge.

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Identifying international knowledge partnerships

Net-Map Toolbox

With my colleagues Kerstin Tebbe and Bruno Laporte I just had an interesting design conversation for a session in which they want to help the members of a water basin commission better understand with whom they have knowledge exchange partnerships.

Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Knowledge and information workers don’t produce physical product. They are paid to use their brains – leveraging a domain of knowledge, ways of thinking, ways of approaching a problem, ways of creating solutions to problems, and so on.

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Knowledge Management & Climate Change Adaptation

Michelle Laurie

A few months ago, the KM4Dev Journal put a call out for contributions linking Knowledge Management and Climate Change Adaptation. I wrote a short story: Lessons on bridging knowledge management with climate change adaptation: a story from southeastern British Columbia, Canada. knowledge management climate change Visual Thinking Given these are two of my most passionate areas of work, I could not resist.

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Elsua

and Social Business thought leaders and blogger extraordinaire, Oscar Berg , put together a rather inspiring article that I thought would be worth while reflecting on, specially, since it is at the heart of not just social software, but also collaboration and knowledge management in general.

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Blog>> Straits Knowledge Bulletin August 2017

Green Chameleon

Here’s the link to our August issue of the Straits Knowledge Bulletin. Lots of good stuff on upcoming events, knowledge audits, KM Assessments, and a book review! Enjoy

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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.

Blog>> Organising Around Knowledge

Green Chameleon

It’s one thing to build a taxonomy, it’s quite another thing to organise activities and business processes so that different business units can benefit from a common information and knowledge resource.

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Rhizomatic learning, knowledge and books

Jenny Connected

Last week Sarah Honeychurch in the Google Hangout asked whether nowadays all knowledge is up for grabs? We are in Week 4 of Dave Cormier’s open online course – Rhizomatic Learning: The Community is the Curriculum - and the topic is ‘Is Books making us stupid?

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What motivates knowledge workers?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Daniel Pink (I liked his book A whole new mind) explains how motivation of knowledge workers works. For knowledge workers, it doesn't work. One thing I'm missing is that knowledge workers in organisations also need recognition.

Blog>> Benefits and Pitfalls of Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

Nick Milton and I have written a couple of blog posts on the Kogan Page website to introduce our new book The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook , due out in 3 weeks. Nick has written a post outlining four reasons why knowledge management can benefit organisations, and I have written a post describing some of the pitfalls you might encounter in implementing knowledge management and how to avoid them.

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New publication – Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand

Making CommunitySense

Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand. We propose a process for building a networked community-commons called knowledge weaving. This is a reflective sensemaking effort in which existing communal knowledge sharing practices, initiatives, and resources are tied together into coherent commons-based knowledge fabrics that support intercommunal collaboration, such as for social innovation. Just published: A. de Moor (2015).

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The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

Elsua

“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A. Specially, if you are looking for the right experts with the right level of acquired knowledge, experience, skills and know-how.

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Guidelines for Knowledge Partnerships

Michelle Laurie

The Asian Development Bank has recently released “Guidelines for Knowledge Partnerships”, a report prepared by Heather Creech of IISD and myself. This is a major step forward in our thinking on how to set up and manage partnerships that are primarily for the purposes of the generation and exchange of knowledge. knowledge management collaboration development knowledge networks partnerships

Bloomfire Provides Comprehensive Knowledge Connections

Portals and KM

is a relatively new offering in the knowledge management space, founded in 2010, that is meeting a need that has remained with us for some time: how do you connect people with the knowledge they need to accomplish their work tasks? Bloomfire.

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Blog>> Knowledge, Story, Insight

Green Chameleon

Back in September 2011 we organised a workshop in Singapore on the relationship between Insight and Storytelling , with luminaries Gary Klein and Shawn Callahan.

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The Tilburg story of knowledge sharing for social innovation

Making CommunitySense

Topic of my talk was “Knowledge Sharing for Social Innovation: The Dutch Tilburg Regional Case” I published the slides of my talk in a previous post. In it, you can find the Tilburg story of knowledge sharing for social innovation.

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theTeam – Knowledge Management Done Right

Elsua

Have you seen “ Using Knowledge Management “? and Social Business are pretty close to some of the basic key principles behind traditional Knowledge Management, drafted back in the day, like I have blogged about, just recently, under the heading “ KM, Enterprise 2.0

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?

Blog>> Practitioner Guidelines for Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

These guidelines were compiled by the participants in the Kuala Lumpur Knowledge Management Roundtable, May 3 2017, hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia. BEFORE THE KNOWLEDGE AUDIT. Make informal observations of the current culture, business processes, and knowledge types being used in the business. HODs of friendly departments) and socialize them on the knowledge audit concept, seeking their feedback on how it could be made most useful to them.

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Blog>> Knowledge Retention: Beyond Guidelines and Rhetoric

Green Chameleon

From a knowledge management perspective, however, the guidelines alone are not enough. Without concerted effort to retain or transfer the skills and experience of older employees, the loss of those valuable knowledge is inevitable. Shortly after my mom turned 50, she decided to retire.

Blog>> ISKO UK: Knowledge Organisation and Social Impact

Green Chameleon

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Blog>> Innovations in Knowledge Organisation

Green Chameleon

This is going to be fun…

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Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: Ethics

Platform Neutral

The next Gurteen Bristol Knowledge Cafe is going to be held in the exceptionally ethical Pervasive Media Studio , Bristol, on Thursday February 11th, from 18:30. Bristol Gurteen Knowledge Cafe mailing list link. Bristol Gurteen Knowledge Cafe Facebook group.

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?

Three Questions About Knowledge Management

Portals and KM

 The topic was knowledge management and I liked their questions. The results were posted on May 15 on the blog – see 3 Questions With Bill Ives About Knowledge Management. I was recently interviewed for the Simplicity 2.0

Knowledge Networks

Net-Map Toolbox

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). He concludes: “In sum, dense, core/periphery networks are very efficient at spreading knowledge.

Blog>> Knowledge Audit Infographic Poster

Green Chameleon

Here’s our latest infographic poster (formatted for A2 printing) on our knowledge audit process. We also have a video tutorial on the process here. Let us know if you have any questions! Download the full-size poster here (2MB file

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Blog>> Knowledge Organisation Clinic Slides

Green Chameleon

Here are the slides from the Knowledge Organisation Clinic at the IKO Conference this week: The topics and challenges identified at the end of Day 1, consolidated into ten topic areas. Reference slides on the standards process provided by Marjorie Hlava for her clinic session on Day 2

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Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge

Jenny Connected

This week Professor Glynis Cousin from Wolverhampton University spoke at Lancaster University about her long-standing interest and research into threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge. For her the most interesting aspects of threshold concepts are troublesome knowledge and liminality. So there is a lot of ‘noise’ going on as students find themselves in a state of liminality, oscillating betwixt and between mastery and troublesome knowledge.

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Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge

Jenny Connected

This week Professor Glynis Cousin from Wolverhampton University spoke at Lancaster University about her long-standing interest and research into threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge. For her the most interesting aspects of threshold concepts are troublesome knowledge and liminality. So there is a lot of ‘noise’ going on as students find themselves in a state of liminality, oscillating betwixt and between mastery and troublesome knowledge.

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Knowledge Cafe Report: Reslience

Platform Neutral

This is a brief report on our Bristol Knowledge Cafe on ‘Reslience’, kindly introduced by Phillipa Bayley, keenly discussed by about 30 of us, space kindly lent by the ever effervescent Pervasive Media Studio.

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.

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Blog>> Knowledge Audits in Practice - Report on Global Survey

Green Chameleon

Let me thank the 150 respondents from all over who generously responded to my survey on knowledge audit perceptions and experiences. There is a wide array of understandings of what a knowledge audit is (both in the research literature and in practice). People experienced in knowledge audits focus less on audits for compliance, quality or benchmarking – more general perceptions of knowledge audits amplify the importance of those types.

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About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch

Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. You might say there were new lines of thinking, new directions explicited by these knowledge entrepreneurs.

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Blog>> Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge

Green Chameleon

General Stanley McChrystal of the US Army on why sometimes it’s more powerful to share knowledge than to keep it secret

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The new knowledge worker

Joitske Hulsebosch

He spoke about the new knowledge worker who does not find enough space to be creative and to apply his/her skills in organisations, and especially not the way they are structured now. Jack Vinson had a nice presentation about the knowledge worker 2.0.

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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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What did Einstein know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

Here are my top ten favourite “Einstein on KM” quotes, which I have roughly curated into a journey from information to knowledge, through to learning and simplicity, experimentation, failure, curiosity and imagination… Information is not knowledge.

Tinkering and Playing with Knowledge

Nancy White

5) What is the relationship between tinkering and knowledge formation? Tags: social media collaboration technology stewardship knowledge sharing creativity learning communities of practice networks The word “tinkering&# keeps coming up to my radar screen, and it makes me happy.