Transparent Office: In-the-Flow and Above-the-Flow

Transparent Office

» December 26, 2007 In-the-Flow and Above-the-Flow I often hear from wiki champions inside organizations that "Its hard to get people to use wikis" Theres something right about that comment, but also something wrong. These wikis are typically replacing knowledge management systems (or creating knowledge management systems for the first time). That was one of the great (if depressing) learnings of the Knowledge Management movement.

The Bamboo Project Blog: My Personal Learning Environment

The Bamboo Project Blog

April 11, 2007 in career , excellence , knowledge management , knowledge sharing , learning , nptech , personal learning environment , PLE , professional development , Skills and Knowledge , Strategic THinking , Tools and Resources , Web 2.0 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference My Personal Learning Environment : Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

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Why Knowledge Management Didn’t Save General Motors: Addressing Complex Issues By Convening Conversation

Conversation Matters

GM was brought down by a flawed strategy, but an organization’s strategy is clearly a product of the knowledge that exists within its walls. The knowledge existed within GM to develop a more competitive strategy. But between 2000 and 2008 knowledge management did not help GM bring that organizational knowledge together in a way that could have saved it from bankruptcy. Johnsonville Foods an Example of Using Collective Knowledge to Address Complex Issues.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Welcome to Employee Learning Week: Seeing Yourself as a Learner

The Bamboo Project Blog

December 03, 2007 in ASTD Employee Learning Week , knowledge management , knowledge sharing , learning , personal learning environment , PLE | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Welcome to Employee Learning Week: Seeing Yourself as a Learner : Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The Bamboo Project Blog: How I Organize Myself to Write a Blog Post

The Bamboo Project Blog

Im less creative and energized when Im too focused on being organized and productive. August 16, 2007 in Blogging , knowledge management , productivity , Tools and Resources | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference How I Organize Myself to Write a Blog Post : Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Seven Strategies for Supporting Personal Learning Environments at Work

The Bamboo Project Blog

What were talking about here is how do people gather and process new information and develop new skills and knowledge as a result. Try Introducing Tools in the Context of Productivity and Making Work Easier A lot of staff feel overwhelmed by their workloads and may see the introduction of PLE tools as another thing on the To Do list. For example, Ive used wikis to manage my own projects and RSS as a way to stay on top of information I need for my job.

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Open Source Bidding and Innovation

The Bamboo Project Blog

April 24, 2007 in abundance , Collaboration , excellence , knowledge management , knowledge sharing , learning , networks , nptech , openinex , participatory culture , Partnerships , Strategic THinking | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Open Source Bidding and Innovation : Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The Bamboo Project Blog: More on Scarcity vs. Abundance Thinking

The Bamboo Project Blog

Allen points out that scarcity thinking is the enemy of change management everywhere, not just in relation to IT projects or nonprofits and I completely agree. He suggests that good planning can help people adjust their scarcity beliefs, although I wonder if the right kind of planning is possible when management is in the grip of the scarcity mindset themselves. Posted by: Marie | March 20, 2007 at 07:25 PM Helen, I agree that scarcity thinking is a problem everywhere.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Blogging for Learning

The Bamboo Project Blog

Online course-management systemsare perhaps the most pernicious in that respect, in part because ITdepartments across the country have made them the primaryteaching-and-learning tool available to faculty members.The problem is not the idea of a course-management system itself — abasic set of tools for content delivery, evaluation, and communication— nor the various uses of such systems, many of which serve theirpurposes quite well.

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Organizational Barriers to Using Web 2.0 Tools

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I wont think about using tech unless the tech person (or my management) explicitly says I must because thinking about using technology isnt part of my job. Posted by: Bronwyn | February 18, 2007 at 12:11 PM As discussed via email with you, our situation is less that we have an actual IT department to form a barrier, and more that the lack of knowledge/skills with staff that was preventing us from moving forward.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Blogs vs. Listservs: Which is Better for Community Conversation?

The Bamboo Project Blog

February 16, 2007 in Blogging , knowledge management , nptech , professional development , Tools and Resources , Web 2.0 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Blogs vs. Listservs: Which is Better for Community Conversation? Emily Posted by: Emily | February 19, 2007 at 03:05 PM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

Knowledge Transmission and Engaging Expert Collaborators

Talentoday

www.talentoday.com In a global economy facing constant competition and ever-increasing challenges, companies must ensure the transmission of knowledge and know-how internally in order to move forward and progress. Knowledge management and internal knowledge sharing are crucial for companies to maintain critical skills. Management and managers will need to put in place incentives and develop a culture of recognition to improve knowledge transfer.

Knowledge-at-work: KM in wikipedia

Knowledge-at-work

Knowledge-at-work Personal thoughts about learning, community and social affordances for knowledge creation « Questionnaires & knowledge mapping | Main | Knowledge and knowing » July 30, 2006 KM in wikipedia How would you write the definitive entry for knowledge management in Wikipedia? Unless you are talking about knowledge within the training domain, rather than knoweldge in the domain of the firm. It is the management of knowledge.

How to Learn From Experience

Conversation Matters

I also highlight some examples of learning from experience that are currently improving productivity and increasing collaboration within organizations. Generative questions are the gold standard of learning from experience becasue they surprise us, engage both heart and spirit, build relationships, and reframe reality ( Bushe 2007 ). Modules developed by leading management thinkers guide these meetings.

KM in Global Services

Knowledge Musings

At the start of the meeting, we enjoyed a nice conversation about what each of us are doing with knowledge management. Gian Jagai of Hitachi Global Services was the main speaker discussed the entertaining topic of " So You Were Just Promoted to Knowledge Manager - Now What? One definition that Gian uses for knowledge management is "Bridging the gaps between product features and customer needs."

Whatever happened to.?

Knowledge Musings

The article in question is ' Knowledge Management: The Role of Technology'. Although most of the concepts are the same, and technology has improved somewhat (but not spectacularly), two main types of change caught my attention: Change of language - old-fashioned terms we don't use anymore Disappearance of some favourite products - for several reasons. It has been visually improved and is now sold as Banxia Decision Explorer alongside other specialised products.

Google Insights first look

Knowledge Musings

We're digging around with Insights at work to check our products against the competition, so this is a nice opportunity to give a quick overview. A default check for knowledge management shows a normalized interest over time graph. What about a comparison of a term like knowledge management with web 2.0 The related terms for knowledge management make sense, although the top related term is project management, which doesn't.

Understanding Quality by Design

Knowledge Musings

The goal of the FDA's Quality by Design initiative is to create a "maximally efficient, agile, flexible manufacturing sector that reliably produces high-quality products without extensive regulatory oversight." In 2007, there were only 27 references to prior knowledge in regulatory filings - this has to change significantly if companies are going to get anywhere near the capability to demonstrate that they are relying on demonstrated knowledge and experience.

Knowledge-at-work: Knowledge sharing - a re-think

Knowledge-at-work

Knowledge-at-work Personal thoughts about learning, community and social affordances for knowledge creation « Social search - KM thinking | Main | Reflecting on corporate memory » December 10, 2006 Knowledge sharing - a re-think Knowledge sharing is the primary, most basic knowledge practice - without a sharing ethos, much of KM promise fails. So what exactly is knowledge sharing all about? If so, all the value of knowledge has been destroyed.

Knowledge-at-work: Making knowledge

Knowledge-at-work

Knowledge-at-work Personal thoughts about learning, community and social affordances for knowledge creation « About Me | Main | Conversation power » September 04, 2005 Making knowledge Just how do we create knowledge? An understanding of the essential differences between informationand knowledge helps focus on qualities and practices that foster knowledgeemergence. In other words, knowledge for one person is not knowledge for someone else.

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Knowledge-at-work: Sharing knowledge - do we know enough?

Knowledge-at-work

Knowledge-at-work Personal thoughts about learning, community and social affordances for knowledge creation « KmWiki AAR | Main | Mistakes & failures » July 16, 2005 Sharing knowledge - do we know enough? What exactly is knowledge sharing all about? If you share, do you really give knowledge away? Sharing knowledge does not lessen your store , often it gets youmore. Why do youthink people dont share knowledge more easily?