Inspired by Pedro Medina's discussion of serendipity, Nesta's Randomised Coffee Trials (RCT) initiative responds to Pedro's dual challenge of appreciating the benefits of serendipity and the need to 'build new fishing systems.
"It’s rather interesting to hear from the same company that 1) their situation is unique, and 2) they are looking for examples of best practices in their industry. If they are so darned unique, why aren’t they developing their own emergent practices?
The major problem with any best practice is that it was proven to work for someone else. All best practice case studies should have a warning label attached: Tacit Knowledge Not Included. Tacit knowledge is one of the few things that cannot be copied, and what makes creative, non-standardized work so valuable."
I blogged yesterday about the case for investing KM resources into a project, in order to deliver the knowledge which the project creates. But what would that resource - that person - do? Here is an outline.
Hello,. I am working with Drupal 7 version to develop an intranet portal for my organization. I am trying to create a page that would basically allow users to add documents to the page. I downloaded the document module and ...
I'm not a standard networking guy. I'm not a naturally born salesman. My wife thinks I'm pretty nerdy. Because next to my wife, my two sons, and the place we live I'm very passionate about knowledge management.
"Perhaps the most useful (and seemingly counter-intuitive) measure to get KM right is not to develop a strategy or an information system – or even better: a portal!!! oh no, pleasenot another one - but first and foremost to hire the right person for the job. Someone who really ‘gets it’ and can influence the rest of the organisation, little by little. Ditto for the other champions that get a KM strategy to fly (even under the radar)."
"It is clear that we need a new and better approach for boosting knowledge worker productivity, and that this approach must, by necessity, take a holistic grip on our digital work environment so that unnecessary complexity can be reduced or eliminated and knowledge workers can be empowered to be more productive, innovative and agile. The Digital Workplace is an emerging concept that provides a holistic view of the knowledge worker’s digital work environment, and in this post I will briefly outline what I see as the six pillars of the Digital Workplace.
Via Brad Abbott
“The introduction of smarter ways of working together across the extended enterprise enabled by a new breed of innovative concepts and technologies.”
This is the definition of Enterprise Collaboration that I currently use when explaining it to other people, and here are three reasons why I find it useful:
If puts focus on ways of working together, and that we need to find better ways of working that make better use our individual and collective time and capacity. To do this we need to reflect more on why and how we use certains tool (a fool with a tool is still a fool).It not only stresses that new technologies are core enablers, but also new concepts such as crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, social networking, and cloud computing. ‘Across the extended enterprise’ means that the scope is not limited to teams or organizations. A collaborative effort can potentially involve any stakeholder – even customers and consumers – as well as any number of stakeholders."
Via Brad Abbott
"Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process. There’s sub-levels of each theory, behavior and other categories … it’s complex. But it’s worth understanding.
This helpful infographic does a solid job of breaking down the basics of learning theories in a visual and understandable format. I personally enjoy the part about connectivism in the digital age."
"The risk of a knowledge loss at a project’s end is a serious problem for organisations, especially in knowledge- intensive industries, such as pharmaceuticals, financial engineering, or high-tech. Companies could save considerable costs, which...
The Five Best Document Sharing and Knowledge Management Apps Business 2 Community Zoho Docs is a central document repository for all types of documents. All the functions that businesses expect from collaboration tools, Zoho Docs has it.
For over 15 years we have experience in knowledge management. Defining solutions, implementing projects. Busy being up-to-date with the trends in this field of expertise. Making lists: - what are the used tools and ...