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Blog Post: Is your organization a listening organization?

David Gurteen

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!

David Gurteen

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: Knowledge is not the power. So what is power?

David Gurteen

People choose not to change their behavior because the culture and the imperatives of the organization make it too difficult to act upon the knowledge. Most people in most organizations do not have the ability to act on the knowledge they possess. By David Gurteen. It is often said that knowledge is power , but this is a misperception.

Blog Post: Why we need to talk

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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.

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Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: November 2015

David Gurteen

Michael Soto @misoca asks Does your organization create safe spaces for conversation? 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. Is technology killing communities? kmers #km [link]. link] #KM. link].

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: September 2015

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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!

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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?

David Gurteen

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.

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Blog Post: Lets start calling people - PEOPLE!

David Gurteen

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!

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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!

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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!

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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

David Gurteen

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.

designing the emergent organization

Harold Jarche

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Organizing

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

Harold Jarche

They need to both work in their hierarchy and in a self-organizing network simultaneously ! – Valdis Krebs, Orgnet. – Jon Husband.

The post-hierarchical organization

Harold Jarche

With an external environment that is highly connected, organizations have to get connected inside. Hierarchies are good for command and control.

Lateral Organizations

Harold Jarche

Lateral organizations, or more egalitarian structures, have been the exception. He speculated that it was a fragile form. Wirearchy

self-organization is the future

Harold Jarche

It all hinges on individuals taking control of their learning, and organizations giving up control. ” – Isaac Asimov.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

Where organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down. The resemblance of their suggestions and the content of Real Learning is uncanny. India.

Organizing Talent

Harold Jarche

The opposite of ‘routine’ is ‘original’ Labour is routine. Talent is original. Labour is viewing humans as resources.

Networked individuals trump organizations

Harold Jarche

As hyperlinks subvert hierarchy , so does work fragmentation subvert organizations. Stowe Boyd. – Ross Dawson.

Reinventing Organizations – Review

Harold Jarche

What is a “Teal Organization”? Evolutionary purpose: let the organization adapt and grow, not be driven. That’s it.

Building the network era organization

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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

Dan Pontefract

Dear Frederic, I read your book, Reinventing Organizations. 31 May, 2015. Regardless, there are parts of your book I rather enjoyed.

Organize for Complexity

Harold Jarche

” Well I think Niels has answered much of that question himself, in his recent book Organize for Complexity.

no organization is an island

Harold Jarche

Organizations are alive when people can exert their autonomy in ethical practice. The organization must be alive. No Man is an Island.