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Scooping up nuggets like Pac-Man! KNuggets is a curated board of ideas, innovations, and resources on Knowledge Management, Communication, Collaboration, and Learning.
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'Digital tech to create a more collaborative world'

'Digital tech to create a more collaborative world' | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
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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Marie Jeffery's curator insight, January 22, 2014 11:42 AM

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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IBM Is Betting That Watson Can Earn Its Keep

IBM Is Betting That Watson Can Earn Its Keep | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
IBM says a new division, with 2,500 employees, will be devoted to the supercomputer’s so-called data analysis and recommendation technology.
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Victor Jimenez's curator insight, January 12, 2014 9:56 AM

IBM's Watson is moving the bar in Cognitive Computing for better decision-making.

 

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"...a major shift is underway [in the computing business]..."

"Watson does more than just find the needle in the haystack. It understands the haystack. It understands context."

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The fallow fallacy of Knowledge Management

The fallow fallacy of Knowledge Management | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
The fallow fallacy of Knowledge Management
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"What is KM and why is it different than what we are already doing?"

 

I had this conversation yesterday and to some length. As I read this article, I recalled some of the barriers to understanding and communicating that were encountered in this chat. The most difficult concept to convey appropriately to my discussion partner had to do with "the why" of KM - as in "why to do it" - and describe the why in a manner that is different from the answer used to explain the purpose for strategic planning or for leadership development or even for process improvement activities. We finally settled on an answer to "the why" that was rooted in the capability for innovation and being ready for what comes next.

 

As I've considered some of the lessons Dr. Griffiths has conveyed in his 2013/14 change capability series (you can find the first entry at http://knowcademy.com/2013/12/27/1-core-capability-that-needs-to-be-developed-in-2014/ ;) I have found that some improvement on my approach to introducing KM to others is needed. 

What I've taken away as a good learning nugget from this last conversation I've had on KM is that, to get the value of KM conversation started in the right direction, it may be best to lead with the topics of Change Management and the Need for Innovation. These concepts and their descriptors seem to have more traction and understanding and can serve as the language gateway to the greater discussion on KM. Most managers I meet have a level of acceptance already about Change as a constant in the organization and that being ready to respond quickly to new challenges is what can set a firm apart from their competitors.

 

I'll have to try something different and along these lines for my next conversation on KM. Hopefully I'll see the light bulb come on earlier when talking about change and the rest of the discussion will resemble something closer to this....."So we can agree that we need to be ready for change and that new opportunities and challenges can be found in all parts/all levels of the organization. Now wouldn't it be great if everyone in the organization had a common framework or decision-making mindset to use in applying context to new challenges? Yes you say? Well let's talk about some ideas of how to put that together for your firm...."

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Innovation Management IS Your Business | Switch and Shift

Innovation Management IS Your Business | Switch and Shift | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
While the old saying, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" makes for a great sound bite, it can cause irreparable harm to a company's ability to remain competitive if adopted as an operating philosophy.
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Victor Jimenez's curator insight, January 4, 2014 2:14 PM

I can't think of a better way to start a conversation on the value of Knowledge Management than how innovation is presented in this article.

Marie Jeffery's curator insight, February 20, 2014 10:52 AM

Victor, thanks for sharing this valuable insight.

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Hopes for productivity revival in sharing economy - San Francisco Chronicle

Hopes for productivity revival in sharing economy - San Francisco Chronicle | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Hopes for productivity revival in sharing economy San Francisco Chronicle "This has all the hallmarks of a disruptive technology for a bunch of industries that have never had to think about disruptive technologies," said Nicholas Colas, chief...

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This concept of the Sharing Economy is interesting. Other than privacy and risk of damage/loss, I wonder what will be important factors for deciding to participate from the perspective of the owners of property? 

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Redefining Collaboration

Redefining Collaboration | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it

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.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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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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Stephen Dale's curator insight, December 16, 2013 5:42 AM

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 to ensure learning does NOT bore your team to death

How to ensure learning does NOT bore your team to death | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Corporate training is a more practical expression that refers to “organizational learning” - a term most of us have heard either at work or in a classroom. We suspect you may have cringed upon read...
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A culture of learning is something you have to work at to get started. Many organizations focus on performance today and the for many (not just introverts) this sometimes translates to "focus on my performance." Employee to employee sharing of knowledge is one way to break this mold...

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How To Write The Perfect Tweet Blueprint

How To Write The Perfect Tweet Blueprint | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it

Gerry Moran breaks down Twitter's 140 characters to help you write the perfect tweet. Combine your interesting content and your personal style with this blueprint to reach more people with your message!


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Stephanie Katcher's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:51 PM

People doubt the content value of a Tweet. The value is in the ability to abreviate a message into something compelling action. Truly and art and science of communication in the digital age. 

#digitalage #compellingcommunication 

Christopher Sachse Aaris's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:51 AM

Wish I'd seen this a long time ago! "How To Write The Perfect Tweet Blueprint"

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An Interactive Visualisation of Data

An Interactive Visualisation of Data | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it

In the technological landscape, it can be difficult to visualise the magnitude of files we interact with on a daily basis. This will help you to picture exactly what it is you are dealing with.


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yotta...yotta...yotta...Thats a lotta somethin!

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Civic Information API: now connecting US users with their representatives

Jonathan Tomer, Software Engineer

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Use the API and a Letter to your Congressman becomes much easier to click through and do.

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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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How Innovative Companies Collaborate

How Innovative Companies Collaborate | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
For highly innovative group collaborations, do what the big tech firms do: Cycle through collaborations with different pairs and take the long view.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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From the author....

"...successful collaborations rotated control of the project back and forth between [two] partners. This rotating partnership worked better than domineering or consensus-based approaches where a single partner controlled all phases of the collaboration or the partners shared control of every phase"

 

Would this concept simply be able to be mixed in with Agile Development process and rotate leadership through phases of the development lifecycle? Has this been tried before?

 

I'd be interested in hearing stories from teams who have applied this rotating concept. Please feel free to comment here on your story(ies) of this collaboration method.

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Learning Without Technology

Learning Without Technology | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
As long as I have been involved with education there has been a discussion of whether or not technology is making a difference in learning, and whether or not we should use it in schools. This disc...
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Applying Complexity Thinking to Solving Global Problems

Don Tapscott's speech at the 5th Global Peter Drucker Forum 2013. In his talk on “Applying Complexity Thinking to Solving Global Problems.“ He raises the question: how do we solve the problems in the world? Complexity is at the heart of this.


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Inspirational insight into a grand vision of what we can collectively and individually do "if we will it."

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:19 AM

The future is not to be predicted but to be achieved through a new dynamic paradigm including self-organizing, emergent and sometimes resilient networks involving millions of stakeholders.


These networks embrace, active participation, uncertainty and constantly changing conditions, and they show great promise for solving global problems and governing an volatile and complex planet in the future.

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5 Smart Technology Trends That Will Transform Our Daily Lives

5 Smart Technology Trends That Will Transform Our Daily Lives | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
IBM's annual 5-in-5 predicts what smart technologies will change our lives in the next half decade.
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Most can agree that smarter is better when it comes to making technology more effective. But does "smarter" just mean using what we already know more effectively or does "smarter" have to do with implementing new discoveries and making big changes to how things are down altogether? Most of the time when I hear someone say "Smart Technology" they are referring to making existing tech multi-use or faster or both.

 

Of the five examples on this list, #1 Smarter Classrooms, really seems to be where technology is making it possible for big change in the way education is provided. The mentioned Khan Academy example has shown us this and is where we see the concept of the flipped classroom where students are in charge of their learning path rather than the educators. In this case, I'd say "smarter" means more than just better or faster, but means education revisited or education 2.0. Will big changes happen in the next 5 years? I think so, I think we are already seeing it.

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Top 100 Directors research: knowledge management report in 2013 released | Legal Support Network

By Jade Thompson: "Our new Top 100 Directors research has been released, with the focus on knowledge management. This year we have added knowledge leaders to our Top 100 Directors research range. It’s an area of legal in which there’s a very broad range of views and little agreement on its definition, where it fits and where it’s going – but there’s also a big commonality: in what’s becoming a very competitive sector, every law firm must exploit knowledge. The study, carried out by Legal Support Network alongside sponsor Thomson Reuters Solcara, showed interesting results in this fairly new sector. A few key factors were; The legal sector can’t decide where knowledge sits, or if it’s an area that needs leadership. Only just over half of the top 100 have someone in charge of knowledge, either specifically or as a key part of their job. If you want a job in knowledge management, look to the top 50 firms. Nine in 10 of the top 25 and three-quarters of the top 50 have a knowledge leader position. Compare that to the next 50 – just 36% of those firms have someone in post. Knowledge leaders are increasingly coming from outside legal or professional services. As law firms cast their nets wider to fill knowledge roles, they’re pulling in capability from outside the sector. Knowledge is a well-balanced role in terms of gender equality. However, this may merely stem from the historical link with the PSL element of a firm being a popular choice for women reluctant to devote their whole lives to a firm. But it’s a stat to keep your eyes on. To read the full report, download your free copy here. http://bit.ly/lsntop100km2013 And click here to view the top 100 UK law firm knowledge management directors. http://bit.ly/top100kmdirectors


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Value of Knowledge Management: Distinguish Your Business

In this 2013 report on knowledge leaders in UK legal firms provided by Thomson Reuters Solcara and Legal Support Network, Sam Dimond, group director of knowledge at Norton Rose Fulbright, says knowledge is now about how a firm works, not just its knowledge assets. “As clients place ever more importance on value and efficiency, there are bound to be more senior roles focused on working smarter and using the firm’s experience to differentiate it from the competition. Many of these roles will have the KM badge but many will also be doing similar roles but with different titles, for example, head of quality standards, director of services delivery,” Sam Dimond said.

 

To me, Mr. Dimond’s comments provided during interview for this report reflect back on the perspective that KM is a management discipline on a level of importance same as project management and process management. To function, a KM strategy requires an understanding of how the organization operates and when integrated properly a KM strategy will provide a distinct picture of the organization’s capability to deliver value to it’s customers.

 

I’d be greatly interested in hearing from others on their efforts to use KM as a method to not only improve their business processes but to serve as the mechanism that captures new ammunition for marketing your business more effectively. Thoughts on this can respond to this discussion or reach me via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/pub/victor-jimenez/32/737/b48/ or on Twitter at @VictorThCleaner

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The importance of knowledge leaders!
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Pushing and Pulling Tacit Knowledge | Harold Jarche

Pushing and Pulling Tacit Knowledge | Harold Jarche | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it

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The power of ignoring mainstream news: Why reading the paper is like eating junk food

The power of ignoring mainstream news: Why reading the paper is like eating junk food | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it

How much time do you spend consuming information that you have no intention of taking action on or that you don’t care deeply about?


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Agreed! Curate yourself!


"The world doesn’t need more people who mindlessly digest whatever information is around. What the world needs are people who learn with purpose, who take action on the things that are important to them, and who seek out high quality information as a way to spark creativity — not as an excuse to consume even more."

- James Clear

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:16 PM

Love this post as it reinforces why I'm so careful with my consumption of mainstream media. Once I heard "cancer" and my name in the same sentence I knew curating my head was going to be critical. "All energy to shields," was kind of how I thought of it.

Karen Bowden's curator insight, November 25, 2013 1:48 PM

Hint:  You want to focus on the Circle of Control.

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Open Data Institute | ODI nodes News

Open Data Institute | ODI nodes News | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it

In the 2 weeks leading up to the first ODI Summit, 13 organisations from around the world, signed a contract to become an ODI Node. Their commitment: time, energy, and money. Our commitment: time, energy, and money. More on the money later…

 

The ODI provides training, research and development, and incubates startups. It bridges between commercial, public sector, research and third sector communities.

 

Nodes are attached to existing organisations (for-profit, non-profit, or academic), and not to individuals, in-part to reflect the ODI’s commercial focus.


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Those who are really interested in something don't wait around for others to do it, they move on it themselves...

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Future Forecast

The Future Forecast, The World of Learning and Futures Thinking describe the way KnowledgeWorks approaches educational reform.
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