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Most of what is written about collaboration is positive. Even hip. Collaboration is championed enthusiastically by the Enterprise 2.0 experts, as well as leading thinkers like Don Tapscott, as the crucial approach for the 21st century.
Via Dick Cheuk
David Hain's insight:
Sound sense. It's often portrayed as "four legs good, 2 legs bad". But the cost of poorly thought out collaboration is high and only breeds cynicsm against the best reasons for applying collaborative methods. Also, collaboration takes more than one form and the method should be chosn carefully for the problem and context.
"Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. But what we loosely call knowledge, using terms like knowledge-sharing or knowledge capture, is often just an approximation. As knowledge management expert Dave Snowden says, we are not very good at articulating our knowledge; “We always know more than we can say, and we will always say more than we can write down.”
PKM is a framework for individuals to take control of their professional development while working in organizations or across networks. Disciplined personal knowledge management brings focus to the information sea we swim in. The multiple pieces of information that we capture and share can increase the frequency of serendipitous connections, especially across disciplines and outside organizations. As Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From says; “chance favors the connected mind“.
David Hain's insight:
I think this is a fantastic concept and thank all the mmbers of my own PKN on Twitter, Scoopit and LinkedIn!
A growing number of educators are using the microblogging platform Twitter as an easy, low-cost alternative to traditional trainings and conferences.
Via Gust MEES
David Hain's insight:
I guess if you are reading this you are probably using this alternative already!
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In this video and article author and strategist, Don Tapscott, describes why effective knowledge management within enterprises requires replacing e-mail with social media.
Lots of good thinking and activities here - must read!
We all need one of these, welcome to part of mine!
Graduate student and Wikipedian Michael Barera became the first Wikipedian in Residence at a U.S. presidential library last week. Barera, who attends the University of Michigan’s School of Information, is serving as resident at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, which is located on the university’s Ann Arbor campus.
This fresh partnership is a wonderful example of how outreach and education about Wikimedia projects can be key components for fostering opportunities such as this. Barera, who has been editing Wikipedia articles and uploading photographs to Wikimedia Commons for over five years, joined the Michigan Wikipedians, a student club on campus, and the first of its kind in the United States. Through the club, Berera attended a seminar held by the Wikipedia Education Program in the fall of 2012. The seminar educated attendees about the opportunities for using Wikipedia in the classroom as a learning tool and showcased partnerships being held around the country.
Are we really taking advantage of this digital information age to enhance the quality of today's education? Are we keeping pace with the fast-changing learning styles of our students? Do we know...
Never more opportunity or technology to do this - now we need to develop a peronal vison or knowledge network for ourselves and/or our interests.
An excellent article in the February issue of Sojourners magazine discusses “leadership storytelling” – or public narrative – as a vehicle for social change. The author of the article, Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth ...
"The great thing about the modern world -- and the Internet is both an instrument and a metaphor for it -- is that everybody’s connected and everything is connected. It’s like I said if you look at this precipitous drop in life expectancy among white high-school dropouts, there are clear medical reasons for it but there are also psychological and social reasons that have reinforced it. And if you look at what’s working where the places that are growing economically in America, places that are doing best around the world, you have these creative networks of cooperation." Bill Clinton, referring to the ideas in Steven Johnson's "Future Perfect."
'How can a company achieve enduring success through the power of its employees? Recruitment of good people is the ticket for entry into the market. Effective retention safeguards this initial investment and secures performance. However, only by developing its people can an employer sustain competitive edge..."
"There has been a significant shift in thinking over the last few years. Reluctantly, leaders and managers are coming to terms with the implications of complexity upon strategic and operational planning. Unfortunately it seems that Knowledge Management is lagging behind the game."