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Redefining Collaboration

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We all face a complex future requiring greater degrees of innovation and coordination. We need better collaboration. This is one of the promises of digital technologies such as analytics, mobility and particularly social media.


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Collaboration is not just sharing, it is more. Review this article by Mark McDonald to find out what that means...

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Liked this article, not least because it highlights the mistake that many people make in thinking that sharing is the same as collaborating. Collaboration requires much deeper commitment and introduces that ephemeral element of "trust". 

 

I think maybe this abstract sums it up pretty well: 

 

"Stop focusing on knowledge capture, publishing and presentation as characterizations for collaborative software.  These are characteristics of publishing and communications solutions, yes peer-to-peer, but not the essence of collaboration."

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How context shapes content: Rodney Mullen at TEDxUSC - YouTube

What do skateboarding and innovation have in common? More than you might think. A successful entrepreneur and innovator, Rodney Mullen is widely considered t...
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A 12 point model for Knowledge Management | LinkedIn

A 12 point model for Knowledge Management | LinkedIn | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
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Good tips on the value of KM from David Griffiths, PhD. I especially see #12 as critical to KM success in any organization. The realization that sharing of information is a business need among all areas of the organization is not something that comes naturally to most. Yet those who can step outside their domain and see the greater context have a better chance of making the best decisions for their mission the first time around.

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How Network Theory Is Revealing Previously Unknown Patterns in Sport | MIT Technology Review

How Network Theory Is Revealing Previously Unknown Patterns in Sport | MIT Technology Review | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Analysing the network of passes between soccer players reveals that one of the world’s most successful teams plays an entirely different type of football to every other soccer team on the planet.
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Explore your data! Learning through Discovery!
You never know what insights await you! 

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The Social Leadership Handbook has landed!

The Social Leadership Handbook has landed! | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Our UK office is on the third floor, a choice i regret when carrying a thousand books up the back stairs. Today, the Social Leadership Handbook has arrived from the printers in Latvia. Latvia? Yes,...
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If you have not been following Julian Stodd's blog on Social Learning (http://julianstodd.wordpress.com/) you may want to bookmark it now or pick up a copy of the Social Leadership Handbook. I started following his blog close to a year ago now and am glad I found it. Mr. Stodd provides plenty of musings and thought provoking content useful to dig deeper into how social tools can be beneficially used in the workplace or in life in general.

 

Congrats Mr. Stodd and to the team at Sea Salt Learning (http://seasaltlearning.com/)! I'll be looking to order a copy soon!

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Why is managing the change process in KM so hard?

Why is managing the change process in KM so hard? | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Cindy Hubert, executive director of Advisory Services at APQC, discusses the relationship between change management and knowledge management (KM).
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Ms. Hubert says it well when she states, "When will we finally accept that fact that we are asking people to CHANGE the way they work? Have we really thought about what change means to our organizations? ..."


Most KM practitioners know that the KM discipline, at it's heart, is all about the people in an organization. But how do you know if the people within your organization are ready to adopt a KM implementation (and are ready for Change)?

 

This seems like a great topic for a 1-hour KM cafe at your local KM interest group gathering!

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The overwhelmed employee: Simplify the work environment

The overwhelmed employee: Simplify the work environment | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Too much access to information has turned us into “overwhelmed” employees. Nearly every company sees this phenomenon as a challenge to productivity…
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Knowledge Managers will appreciate and benefit from this read.

As we all know, embracing KM can increase productivity and should be approached from a system-wide view as a strategy for the entire organization. The author touches on a number of topics which influence KM but are not always labeled as such. Good coverage of a complex topic.

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Why does Knowledge Management exist?

Why does Knowledge Management exist? | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Why does Knowledge Management exist in the first place?
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What is your answer? Why does KM exist?

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The 30 second habit with a lifelong impact

The 30 second habit with a lifelong impact | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
There are no quick fixes. I know this as a social science junkie, who’s read endless books and blogs on the subject, and…
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It seems so simple to do, but it becomes something much bigger and more important. Try out this basic practice if you are looking to improve your listening and summation abilities.

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Free access to Knowledge Management Research & Practice during March 2014

Free access to Knowledge Management Research & Practice during March 2014 | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it

From March 1 - 31, 2014 Palgrave Macmillan is offering free online access to all its journals, including Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP). 

This is a great opportunity to explore the journal, which includes articles on all aspects of managing knowledge, organisational learning, intellectual capital and knowledge economics. 

Don't know where to start? Try 10 articles from 10 years: celebrating KMRP's first decade of publication: 
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/kmrp/kmrp_collections_10from10.html ;

Or, you can browse within the journal's 12-year archive: 
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/kmrp/archive/index.html ;

For more information about the promotion, visit: http://bit.ly/PMJAAA-Read ;


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Free KMRP during March 2014!

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Should schools teach computer code as a foreign language?

Should schools teach computer code as a foreign language? | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
A new bill passed by the Kentucky Senate counts computer programming classes toward fulfilling foreign-language requirements in public schools. Parents debate whether coding should be a supplement to, or a replacement for, foreign language classes.
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Should schools teach coding? YES!

Should schools teach coding as a foreign language? Why not?

 

There are many benefits from learning to code. You learn logic and this skill can be applied to everything else in your world. I agree, let children who want to make a go of it do so. Two years of another language will stick with you forever. If that language alters the way you look at new problems and enhances your ability to see structure and make sense of complex systems, then that is just icing on the cake! 

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Collective Intelligence ~ Future of CIO

Collective Intelligence ~ Future of CIO | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
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Tap the power of your network, personal of business. If you actively engage yourself with intelligent and creative minds through shared interests, then your sources of innovation are primed for collaboration. Next step, bridge the gap to convert shared interests into shared goals. Drive to action!

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Emergent reason

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Ever so often i become aware that i write too much about serious things. It's raining hard today, with the odd moment when the sun breaks through. It was during one of those moments that i was to b...
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Great thoughts to stimulate more comments. Another insightful musing from the blog of Julian Stodd.

 

From the article....

"The gateways of reason are moving..."

"It’s sometimes hard to know if you’re chasing genius or running down a dead end. Which is where the community comes in."

"The Social Age of learning is about finding meaning, about doing this within our communities..."


Emergent, (maybe even) Recombinant, Community, Social Learning....


Mr. Stodd's thoughts here make me think back to the KnowledgeWorks Forecast 3.0 article on Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem, which I first found in November of last year. URL: http://knowledgeworks.org/sites/default/files/Forecast3_0_0.pdf


When does it make sense for the choice of the most effective model of learning to change from Instructor-to-Student to peer-to-peer? (after primary school? after secondary? only once in a professional setting?)


More on Julian Stodd's musings can be found at: julianstodd.wordpress.com

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Why social businesses, leaders and learners need to understand amplification

Why social businesses, leaders and learners need to understand amplification | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
I was never much good at organised games at school. To be honest, i just wasn't very engaged. Whilst the other boys were charging around the rugby pitch in the rain, sliding through the mud and acq...
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Why curate? Why participate in social media? Why amplify? What is the difference between reposting something and actually adding value to the share? Are you a publisher only or are you an editor too?

 

These questions are answered in an insightful article written by Julian Stodd on the concept of amplification.

 

+1 to my network by following this amplifier on twitter @julianstodd

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Narrative and storytelling in Social Leadership

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It's because stories sit at the heart of how we communicate that i've included 'Narrative' as the first dimension of Social Leadership. When we share stories, we contextualise information, relating...
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KM Institute Certifies Record Number of U.S. Armed Forces in Sixty-day Period

KM Institute Certifies Record Number of U.S. Armed Forces in Sixty-day Period | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it

The KM Institute (KMI), the global leader in Knowledge Management Certification, announced a record* number of classes delivered to Military personnel and certifications awarded during a 60-day period.

 

Between August 11-29, three private classes of the acclaimed Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM) program were delivered at: Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, and Scott Air Force Base near St. Louis, MO., as well as a group of Army personnel registered for the online version of the CKM (eCKM). 

 

In addition to a busy August, KMI is teaching a public CKM Class in San Diego, Sep 22-26, represented by a large group from Camp Pendleton, as well as local NAVSOC (Naval Special Warfare Command), plus another private class at Scott AFB in October.

 

All together, over 70 Military personnel will have taken part and earned their CKM Certification stemming from this full 60-day period. 

 

Recent military cutbacks mandated by sequestration caused a decrease in professional skills training during late 2012/13, but steady interest during 2014 grew to an unexpected level during Summer months leading up to the fiscal year end for Federal Government/Military (Sep 30th). 

 

“The recent spike in KM training and competency is not just a reaction to newly available funds,” says Douglas Weidner, Chairman of KM Institute, “we believe it reflects a growing trend in the U.S. Military and elsewhere, that even during a sluggish economy, there is a fundamental need for agencies and firms to substantially improve performance of their knowledge-intensive activities in the emerging, Post-Industrial, Knowledge Age.” 

 

Weidner, KMI founder, is also an Air Force Academy Grad and Vietnam War Veteran.  He has an extensive history teaching and certifying various military commands over the last 14 years that he has taught Certification-level training in KM.

 

In addition to the multitude of private classes delivered over the years to bases, commands, and forts, KMI’s acclaimed e-learning program (eCKM)

- a key differentiator from other KM Training providers - allows in theater soldiers and civilians to study without the need to travel to a class, nor rely on Internet access to run the DVDs provided by KMI.

 

“We are confident the U.S. Military and other allied Military operations world-wide will continue to realize the mission critical need for such training,” adds Weidner, “and we will be here to help them succeed.”

 

For more info on public, private and e-learning programs from KM Institute, please contact:  training@kminstitute.org

 


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P2P Foundation:About - P2P Foundation

P2P Foundation:About - P2P Foundation | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
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An inspiring vision, a worthwhile goal.

 

The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Foundation provides much to think on and inspiration to get more involved in the making of the future.


A description of the basic set of hypotheses of the P2P Foundation provided from the words of one of it's founders, Michel Bauwens:

 

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That peer to peer-based technology reflects a change of consciousness towards participation, and in turn, strengthens it.That the ‘distributed network’ format, expressed in the specific manner of peer to peer relations, is a new form of political organising and subjectivity, and an alternative for the current political/economic order, ie I believe that peer to peer allows for ‘permission-less’ self-organisation to create common value, in a way that is more productive than both the state and private for-profit alternatives. People can now engage in peer production that creates very complex ‘products’ that can achieve higher quality standards than pure corporate competitors."

 

 

They say that part of the cycle of learning involves teaching (or sharing) to others to internalize your concepts...

 

Have questions on what you/your ideas can do if you could better connect to like-minded people?

Ready to explore what share and learn can do for you?

 

If you want to Read-in and Participate or just Bookmark and Follow along, 

 

the rabbit hole starts here....

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From hard to soft: common sense creates better solutions

From hard to soft: common sense creates better solutions | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Next month I will be delivering the conference keynote at the 8th International Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning Summit in Bogota. The theme is "KM, from hard to soft" and the following
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Failure in Social Leadership: a case study for Mozilla

Failure in Social Leadership: a case study for Mozilla | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
When Brendan Eich, newly installed boss at Mozilla resigned this week after only a month in role, it was largely because of a failure by that organisation to recognise the realities of the Social A...
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From the article...

 

"[I]n the Social Age, the gap between formal and social spaces is blurred, and highly transparent, so what we do in all contexts counts."


An excellently phrased quote from Mr. Julian Stodd on the reality of social leadership.


The blurred gap between formal and social spaces is a challenge that all leaders will have to monitor and manage.


What do your social spaces say about you? (hopefully what you want them to since you have been incrementally building them) What do your formal spaces say about you?

Now, if you consider that one affects the other, are you still on message?

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Gartner Says One Third of Fortune 100 Organizations Will Face an Information Crisis by 2017

Gartner Says One Third of Fortune 100 Organizations Will Face an Information Crisis by 2017 | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
The rise of big data, social networking and mobile interactions, coupled with an accelerating increase in the amount of structured and unstructured information enabled by cloud-based technologies, is forcing organizations to focus on the enterprise information that is most relevant, value-generating and risk-related. Gartner predicts that, by 2017, 33 percent of Fortune 100 organizations will experience an information crisis, due to their inability to effectively value, govern and trust their enterprise information.
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From the article...

 

"Business leaders need to manage information, rather than just maintain it. 


"The discipline of exploiting the various types of information created and managed inside and outside organizations is called enterprise information management (EIM). It enables people across an organization to share, manage and reuse information that was created in different applications and stored in different databases and repositories."


"IT leaders must design EIM initiatives so that sharing and reusing information creates business value, and the value created must contribute to enterprise goals."


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Is your organization just doing enough to make sense of all the information they are collecting and obtain new insights into how to perform better? Or are all those potential lessons going into the mysterious big data treasure chest to be placed on a shelf to gather dust?

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Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that the impact of technological change on living standards has become increasingly unclear. - Project Syndicate

Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that the impact of technological change on living standards has become increasingly unclear. - Project Syndicate | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Around the world, there is enormous enthusiasm for the type of technological innovation symbolized by Silicon Valley, with many attempting to replicate the ingenuity that they regard as America’s true comparative advantage. But there is a puzzle: it is difficult to detect the benefits of this innovation in GDP statistics.
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Managing knowledge is an act which demonstrates what it means to be innovative. Innovation is Knowledge Management.

 

Early adopters to the belief that we are moving into a Knowledge-Based Economy will have an advantage. Their challenge will always be to identify ROI for managing knowledge to those who doubt it's value. What evidence must be gathered? What must be measured? Are our current indicators appropriate for assessing the value of innovation (and Knowledge Management)? For a Knowledge Manager, these questions must be continually asked and revised as they apply to an organization.

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The Network Organization 

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Excerpt from Alma Dakaj's new book, The Company Body. 

 

Successful business organizations of the future will rely more and more on collaborative circles of functions based on skills, expertise and communication, not competitive hierarchies of the people forming the circles.



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How do organizations resemble the human body? Understand one by discussing how the other works?

 

I checked out the slideshares for The Company Body and became intrigued enough to buy the book. Now, time to get reading!

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I suggest that you also take a look at two of Alma's Slideshare Presentations here: 


  1. The Company Body Part I
  2. The Company Body - Part II


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DARPA Wants to Help You Search the Web Better

DARPA Wants to Help You Search the Web Better | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
DARPA has kicked off a project to fine tune web searches by topical domain rather than subject. By Bob Brewin
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Thanks to Bob Brewin for posting the original link on defenseone.com!

 

[FYI….pardon my citations in this post, I am trying to practice my APA citation-ing (sp?) for better writing]

 

DARPA’s recent Broad Agency Announcement on the intent of the Memex program, DARPA-BAA-14-21, calls for innovative assistance from industry to fill the gap in current search technology. The announcement is basically a Request For Proposals (RFP) which DARPA will evaluate industry interest and response on potential solutions. Some of the DARPA views on this gap left by current search technology, as specified in the announcement, is that the technology “is limited by a one-size-fits-all approach [which provides] a centralized search [with] limitations in the scope of what gets indexed and the richness of available details ... common practice misses information in the deep web and ignores shared content across pages.” (2014, p.4)

 

In their own words, the agency’s goals for new software seem to be focused at developing new ideas and practices for “domain-specific web content indexing and search, democratizing the creation of an index and inventing better methods for interacting with and sharing information.” (2014, p. 5)

 

The intent is to move past the manual method of searching for a match between exact key words located in a centralized index, and towards a future where a search can reach the large volume deep web content such as temporary or unconnected pages or content which has already been aggregated, normalized, or otherwise already impacted when used for analysis.

 

DARPA has expressed that their intent is not to develop a new and invasive technology for monitoring individual behavior of citizens. DARPA’s specific comment in the announcement is as follows, “The Memex program is specifically not interested in proposals for the following: attributing anonymous services, deanonymizing or attributing identity to servers or IP addresses, or gaining access to information which is not intended to be publicly available.” (2014, 5)

 

I think the intent is to find a better way of doing what we already do on the internet, which is accessing a vast amount of knowledge in a simple manner and with an expectation for finding a relevant result to our questions. I, for one, can believe their intent is genuine and the desire to find new ways of spying on citizens is not present here. After all, how else are we going to be able to have the AI-like interfaces (like JARVIS from Marvel’s series of Iron Man movies or the ship’s computer from the Star Trek the Next Generation television shows)? If we hope to verbally interface through unstructured or colloquial styles as we see in our favorite sci-fi shows, we need to give our tech some type of logic to get the answers we need.

 

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. (2014) Broad Agency Announcement: Memex (DARPA Funding Opportunity No. DARPA-BAA-14-21). Retrieved on February 11, 2014 from URL: http://go.usa.gov/BBc5

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'Digital tech to create a more collaborative world'

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MUMBAI: CII-Deloitte Innovation and Knowledge Management Survey released at CII Exclusive session on "Digital Transformation for your Enterprise" in Mumbai. The findings of the CII-Deloitte...
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From the article...

"...KM and disruptive technologies should not be merely IT driven projects but a business and cross-functional team tied to organizational key performance indicators. The study found that techno-functional skills and talents required in driving business value, and ensuring alignments of specific technology projects with broader business goals was seen as major challenges..."


The most valued program analyst in today's companies is one who has a systems view of the business and an understanding of technology tools and projects enough to keep pace with changing information needs of customers and suppliers in the value-chain. As most can see and agree, these needs are constantly changing. For me, Knowledge Management is a process that continuously recognizes these changes and adapts practices to fit them. It is therefore a basic requirement of analyst jobs in most organizations.

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DC Area KM News/Events: Showcase Update, FOSE 2014

DC Area KM News/Events: Showcase Update, FOSE 2014 | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it

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If you will in the area in March, this is a must see!

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In the Washington, DC area this Spring?  Join us for an upcoming event.

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Forget Fingerprints: EyeLock Myris Brings Eye Scanning to Devices

Forget Fingerprints: EyeLock Myris Brings Eye Scanning to Devices | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
The EyeLock myris is computer mouse-size device that scans your eye, allowing your iris to become the ultimate master password.

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