Blog Post: Is your organization a listening organization?
JULY 30, 2015
While listening receives extensive attention in relation to interpersonal communication, there is little focus on organizational listening in academic and professional literature, with books and articles focussed predominantly on disseminating organizations' messages (i.e.
Blog Post: From information to conversation - We have to talk!
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
Problems in organizations tend to get labelled as lack of information. By David Gurteen This is a lovely post on conversation by Esko Kilpi on why we need to talk. For those of you who have attended one of my knowledge cafe workshops - you will recognise the message - I say it in different words but the meaning is the same. We have to talk!
Blog Post: Why we need to talk
AUGUST 30, 2016
Problems in organizations tend to get labelled as lack of information. By David Gurteen. It feels more professional to try to solve a knowledge management problem that is called lack of information than a problem that is called confusion. Credit: Esko Kilpi.
Blog Post: Seth Godin thinks compliance is quite different from contribution
AUGUST 23, 2016
Organized bureaucracies thrive on compliance. By David Gurteen I think I have said it before, I love Seth Godins blog. His posts are frequent, short and insightful. It makes it easier to tell people what to do. But contribution is the only way that tribes thrive, the best way to make change happen and the essence of being part of a community.
Blog Post: The Red Cross Red Crescent Experience of the Randomised Coffee Trials
MARCH 25, 2015
The Red Cross Red Crescent have been one of the pioneers to implement them on a global scale. The bottom line: "people loved them".
Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: September 2015
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Conversation does not just occur about organizations; conversations constitute organizations [link]. By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. Gary Hamel [link]. link].
No More Consultants
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
By David Gurteen Chris Collison and Geoff Parcell have recently released a new book entitled No More Consultants: We know more than we think.
Stephen Billing on Joint Inquiry
AUGUST 24, 2009
This is a big part of what my Knowledge Cafe's about. Credit: Alfie Kohn. look forward to some great conversation
Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin
MARCH 25, 2011
Here are three of the discussions taking place: When you got the mandate to do knowledge management in your organization, where did you start,what was the first thing you did? Should Knowledge Management be viewed as a Spend to Save or a Return On Investment? .
Blog Post: Don't do KM!
MARCH 27, 2011
Let us not do KM as a project itself, it is embedded in the organization already. By David Gurteen My recent keynote talk at KM Middle East was titled Dont do KM. You can find the slides on SlideShare. This was clearly a provocative, catchy marketing title but I had a very strong message nevertheless! Credit: Naguib Chowdhury. The benefits?
Blog Post: KM Videos from Judi Sandrock
NOVEMBER 22, 2010
In this one on KM Team Development she makes a point that I make time and time again, where she asks "At all times we must ask ourselves - what is the value that we are contributing to the organization?" Enjoy
Capitalism's Missing Link
NOVEMBER 12, 2008
For most of us, business means one type of organization--the for-profit company that is the backbone of the free enterprise system.
Blog Post: Facebook Profiles, Pages and Groups explained
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
Pages can be for individuals, such as authors or celebrities, or for non-human entities such as products, companies, organizations and campaigns. By David Gurteen I don't know about you but I have always been confused by the different types of Facebook entities: Profiles, Pages and Groups. Facebook Profile is meant for individuals.
Blog Post: What's the business context?
JUNE 25, 2010
How do I make everyone in my organization share all their knowledge? None of them tell me anything about their organization or what they are trying to achieve for the business. By David Gurteen I get several emails a week asking for help in some form or another. Often its a very specific question that I can answer in a sentence or two.
Blog Post: Lets start calling people - PEOPLE!
MAY 12, 2010
One stream is about turning into people into things--human resources, human capital, social capital--which can be manipulated as things to produce goods and services (MORE THINGS) or profits (MONEY) for the organization and its shareholders. They are like oil and water. dispiriting activity for all involved. No one is in control.
If you are not reflecting, you are not learning!
DECEMBER 14, 2009
We asked CLOs if their organizations encouraged reflection, because we know that if there is no reflection, there is no learning. Less than a third of them said that their organizations encouraged reflection. You know that in most organizations it isn’t happening at all. And that’s just encouraging reflection. That is suicide.
Blog Post: KM and Theory X thinking
FEBRUARY 17, 2010
They possess the ability for creative problem solving, but their talents are underused in most organizations. It's here through human resource development that is a crucial aspect of any organization. By David Gurteen You may be familiar with Douglas McGregor's "Theory X and Theory Y". This theory is a positive view to the employees.
On changing people's behaviour
OCTOBER 18, 2009
His post reminds me of a quote from Alfie Kohn that I oft use in my talks and workshops "An innovative, healthy organization requires that we work with people rather than do things to them drew on comments by Dave Snowden , Stephen Billing and John Dewey. Well now Johnnie Moore has blogged along similar lines see Behaviour change revisited.
The best defintion of KM yet!
SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
The purpose of knowledge management is to provide support for improved decision making and innovation throughout the organization. By David Gurteen The best definition of KM yet and some excellent guiding principals from Dave Snowden in a recent blog post. Credit: Dave Snowden - Cognitive Edge. Why do I like this? KM is a how not an outcome!
Share little bits of your life one tweet at a time
JULY 21, 2009
Although her advise is primarily aimed at independents and small organizations - I think if you read between the lines and consider yourself or your team as a brand then everyone can learn from what Juliette has to say especially KM practitioners and KM managers And using social tools to influence people and tell your story.
TEDx: Create and host your own TED event!
APRIL 17, 2009
TEDx is a program that enables schools, businesses, libraries or just groups of friends to enjoy a TED-like experience through events they themselves organize, design and host. By David Gurteen If you think TED is amazing then you will love TEDx. And if you have not visited TED yet and found out what all the fuss is about - shame on you!
KM Asia, Singapore, 24 - 26 November 2009
JUNE 22, 2009
By David Gurteen I will be attending KM Asia in Singapore this year (24 - 26 November 2009). will be in good company with. will be busy. not only delivering a keynote talk but also running a workshop and facilitating a reverse brainstorming cafe. will also be attending KM Singapore in Singapore in August
KC UK, KM Asia and KM Australia
APRIL 17, 2009
This is the major UK KM event and the organizers - the Ark Group - have kindly offered all my readers a 25% discount. By David Gurteen I thought you would like to know that I will be chairing the knowledge sharing stream of KC UK 2009 8 - 9 June this year. attend this conference most years and have chaired it twice in the past.
Change Your Behavior, Change Your Mind
FEBRUARY 23, 2009
But, interestingly, Michele goes on to talk about trust - a question that is often asked by KMers "How do we build a culture of trust in our organization?". By David Gurteen If you change your behavior, you change your mind. Jacobs. This is the essence: If you change your behavior, you change your mind. Credit: Change Your Behavior.
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 16, 2016
Quoted at length from Self-organization of complex, intelligent systems: an action ontology for transdisciplinary integration , Francis Heylighen , Integral Review : A mobilization system would combat this confused and unproductive way of acting by redirecting effort in the most efficient way at the most important issues.
Creating the AAA Organization
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
They need to both work in their hierarchy and in a self-organizing network simultaneously ! – Valdis Krebs, Orgnet. – Jon Husband.
The post-hierarchical organization
OCTOBER 23, 2014
With an external environment that is highly connected, organizations have to get connected inside. Hierarchies are good for command and control.
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Lateral organizations, or more egalitarian structures, have been the exception. He speculated that it was a fragile form. Wirearchy
self-organization is the future
MAY 4, 2016
It all hinges on individuals taking control of their learning, and organizations giving up control. ” – Isaac Asimov.
Why Organizations Don’t Learn
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Where organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down. The resemblance of their suggestions and the content of Real Learning is uncanny. India.
APRIL 17, 2014
The opposite of ‘routine’ is ‘original’ Labour is routine. Talent is original. Labour is viewing humans as resources.
Networked individuals trump organizations
MAY 21, 2013
As hyperlinks subvert hierarchy , so does work fragmentation subvert organizations. Stowe Boyd. – Ross Dawson.
Reinventing Organizations – Review
MAY 19, 2014
What is a “Teal Organization”? Evolutionary purpose: let the organization adapt and grow, not be driven. That’s it.
Building the network era organization
OCTOBER 15, 2014
Part of the shift that organizations will have to make in the network era will be not only to add new dimensions, but to retrieve some old ones.
self-organization and self-reflection
DECEMBER 4, 2015
That is when it dawned on us that here was the self-organizing plural sector in action. call these Friday’s Finds. So how do we do that?
Calling Frederic Laloux Of Reinventing Organizations
MAY 31, 2015
Dear Frederic, I read your book, Reinventing Organizations. 31 May, 2015. Regardless, there are parts of your book I rather enjoyed.
no organization is an island
JULY 16, 2015
Organizations are alive when people can exert their autonomy in ethical practice. The organization must be alive. No Man is an Island.
Organize for Complexity
MAY 1, 2014
” Well I think Niels has answered much of that question himself, in his recent book Organize for Complexity.
the keystone of the intelligent organization
JUNE 8, 2015
The intelligent organization is based on a simple structure that has the flexibility to deal with complex situations.
The Coherent Organization
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
This post continues an ongoing conversation about The Coherent Organization. The article describes The Coherent Organization , the Internet Time Alliance ‘s shorthand for a company where individuals are aligned with the organizational mission and information flows from outside in and back again in ways that accelerate work.