Why conversation is the best way to share knowledge

Social Reporter

Often the simplest methods can yield the best results in complex situations – particularly if they help release people’s enthusiasm for sharing experience socially. Where, historically, do people shared ideas and stories? Everyone feels special, and knowledgeable.

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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>> 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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How The Beatles Share Knowledge!

Chris Collison

One band which cropped up repeatedly was the Beatles, which got me thinking, and digging through my own collection of Beatles singles – and I thought I’d share the outcome here (there and everywhere…).

Green Chameleon » Why Do We Share Knowledge?

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Why Do We Share Knowledge? In my previous post What is Knowledge Sharing? I wanted to challenge the assumption that all knowledge sharing is created equal.

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Ford Foundation, Open Access and Really Sharing Knowledge

Full Circle Associates

Knowledge sharing can be enabled or blocked based on organizational policies and infrastructure. Some people still worry that setting their knowledge free will hurt them. collaboration community indicators knowledge sharing learning open

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Green Chameleon » Do Knowledge Managers Really Want to Share Knowledge?—Sharing as a Mating Game

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Do Knowledge Managers Really Want to Share Knowledge?—Sharing One of the questions asks what KM professional associations should do to support knowledge managers.

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Secret Objectives v Shared Knowledge. Open Performance Management anyone?

Chris Collison

” 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. Behaviours Collaboration Knowledge Sharing Leadership HR Performance Management

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Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities

Delicious/choconancy/community

"Connexions is: a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute: * authors create and collaborate * instructor. education nptech collaboration

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And it benefits from their diverse feedback too.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.

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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Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR – Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

And it benefits from their diverse feedback too.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.

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Sharing knowledge with and between counterparts

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

KIC stands for knowledge infrastructure with and between counterparts. The features of the online portal The most important features of the website include: room for online communities, document sharing and locating partner organisations. (At

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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

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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ClearStep: A Great Place to Share Knowledge About The New Online Enterprise - ReadWriteWeb

John Tropea - Delicious Community

More often, they need to share valuable metrics, anecdotes and insights that can help them advance the use of new collaborative tools inside their companies.

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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?

Knowledge Is … All About Working Smarter, Not Necessarily Harder!

Elsua

You could probably say that it is not even knowledge work altogether, right? What if we would have that unique opportunity of injecting both smart collaboration and open knowledge sharing into the mix? Because, after all, “ knowledge is … passion and desire to learn!

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What’s wrong with Lessons Learned? Part 3.

Chris Collison

MAKE award winners ConocoPhillips and Syngenta both recognise the need to stimulate the learning and sharing cycle with appropriate senior recognition. KM Knowledge Management Knowledge Sharing Knowledge transfer Learning Lessons Learned Organizational learning Peer Assist

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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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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.

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.

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?

MIT Sloan Management Review | Failure to Collaborate and Share Knowledge --> Team Failure

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Support home Products Use Cases Buy Customers Company News Blog Contact Us MIT Sloan Management Review | Failure to Collaborate and Share Knowledge --> Team Failure Blog547 : January 21, 2008 ; Posted by Jordan Frank Collaboration and knowledge sharing dont sound mission critical untilyou consider this: Teams that fail to do both, fail to perform. Collaboration and knowledge sharing problems are solved easilywith the right mix of human and technology factors.

Getting Lessons Learned Right: Part 2 – Questions

Chris Collison

Can you share a story which illustrates this? 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

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Putting Knowledge Markets in Perspective

Portals and KM

I recently participated in the International Benchmarking Forum (IBF) featuring Dan Ranta, Director of Knowledge Sharing (KS) at ConocoPhillips. I was very impressed with his work and wrote this post - Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips.

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Green Chameleon » The Mobile Phone is a Knowledge Retention Tool

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about The Mobile Phone is a Knowledge Retention Tool In KM, one of the reasons we say why we need to capture and share knowledge is that it could walk out the door. It seems though that even when that knowledge has walked out the door, the connection may not. So, is the argument of knowledge walking out the door still valid?

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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?

What art can teach us about knowledge work

Full Circle Associates

It is stimulating me to reflect on some things I’ve been trying to articulate about knowledge sharing and the transformation knowledge into new ideas, application, etc. collaboration creativity knowledge sharing learning

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Knowledge Sharing in Agriculture: the KS Toolkit

Nancy White

Knowledge Sharing in the CGIAR - Tools and Methods for Sharing Knowledge: The CGIAR’s Wiki Approach (pdf). Tags: social media knowledge sharing Many of you know that I have been part of the creation of the KS Toolkit.

A World Without Email — Year 3, Weeks 24 to 28 (Email Is Where Knowledge Goes to Die – The Presentation)

Elsua

It has been a while now since the last progress report I have shared over here around the topic of living “ A World Without Email “, that experiment that has been going on for over 2.5 Even your knowledge!

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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.”.

Green Chameleon » Knowledge Retention or Knowledge Assurance?

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Knowledge Retention or Knowledge Assurance? Knowledge retention and the problems of knowledge loss from an aging workforce have been in the air recently.

Dave Snowden on Rendering Knowledge

Nancy White

Dave Snowden has updated his principles on “Rendering Knowledge&# on Cognitive Edge These are worth reblogging. What is the heat of knowledge sharing? Knowledge can only be volunteered it cannot be conscripted. You can’t make someone share their knowledge, because you can never measure if they have. Human knowledge is deeply contextual and requires stimulus for recall. In the context of real need few people will withhold their knowledge.

Gurteen K-cafe report: Generosity, 04/02/09

Platform Neutral

February’s Bristol Gurteen Knowledge cafe was a heart warming eye in the storm of some very exciting UK winter weather. And Jesus’ social network, but that’s another story… After a whistle stop tour ranging from big brands to personal sharing, religion to altruism, giving to taking, he left us with six things to think about: Start with people. We are what we share.

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Traditional Knowledge Management Systems - Adapt or Die

Elsua

If you have been following this blog for a while, you would know how my professional background comes from various different areas associated for quite some time now with Knowledge Management, in particular, traditional Knowledge Management: Collaboration, Community Building, Learning, etc.

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.”

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. Users can also post photos, create lists to share their thoughts, and organize events.

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.

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A World Without Email – Year 2, Weeks 49 to 51 (EMail Is Where Knowledge Goes to Die)

Elsua

So I thought I would write down today the one before last blog entry for Year #2 of those weekly (Now probably more monthly ) progress reports sharing some further insights on the state of things at this point, as I am about to close the second year of this my new reality. However, for week #51 I am going to share it over here, so you can get a quick glimpse of what the last three weeks have been like put together in combination. re-findability of the content originally shared.

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Ask Me Anything: Knowledge Sharing Through Peer Interviews

Full Circle Associates

What is it about someone asking us questions that surfaces great, sharable knowledge? We have started interviewing ourselves on the KM team, and have offered to interview any grantee to help tease out and share their insights with other grantees and stakeholders.

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As the Knowledge Hub faces closure, might a creative Twitter mob help with re-invention?

Social Reporter

One of the main ways in which people in local government can share “what works” in these hard times of cuts and service reorganisation is likely to close – as I have written here. Or it may be that the Knowledge Hub may survive but without much staffing to facilitate conversations. The more innovative councils aim to co-design or even co-produce services with citizen and other organisations to share knowledge, a sense of ownership, and maybe contributions in kind.

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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.

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