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Becoming personal knowledge managers

Harold Jarche

Tweet Nick Milton highlights an overview of knowledge management (KM) from Susan Camarena , CKO at the Federal Transit Authority, which includes: How do we implement KM? This is the root of personal knowledge management (PKM). complexity NetworkedLearning PKM

Loose hierarchies for knowledge management

Harold Jarche

Knowledge-sharing practices are highly contextual. This makes sense when you consider that knowledge sharing is deeply personal as well as social, so it reflects the larger culture and the particular workplace.

Exception handling is complex work

Harold Jarche

Let’s look at a knowledge worker and how things can get done in such an interconnected environment. This information can be mapped, and frameworks such as knowledge management (KM) help us to map it. This is how simple and complicated knowledge continuously gets automated.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

Most of us, knowledge workers, have always had that very strong urge to connect with others, to share our affinities and true passions, to care for what one embarks on, and to help out where we possibly can.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] or [link] December 14, 2010 International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery Using Cloud and Distributed Computing Platforms , Sydney, Australia. analytics/ February 27-March 1, 2011 BrainStorm 12.0:

How Meaningful, Smarter, Freelance Work Is Redesigning the Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

CoPs), Complexity, Enterprise 2.0 IBM Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

Yes, of course, there will be a group of knowledge workers, on every company out there, who would try to find any means of not wanting to do their jobs and, instead, do something else.

Friday’s Finds for 2011

Harold Jarche

I call it Friday’s Finds and here are some of the more notable finds during 2011. Blogging for knowledge workers : incubating ideas; by @mathemagenic. Antony Mayfield: “ We don’t grasp how magnificently, terrifyingly complex networks are.” – via @JohnnieMoore. Knowledge.

How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Luis Suarez

Yes, I am referring to the so-called Knowledge Web Workers. Knowledge workers are not getting hired, because social computing tools are helping solve most of the companies’ problems / issues without having to spend extra money on hiring new resources.

Welcome to the Social Enterprise Awakening!

Luis Suarez

phase I mentioned back then that is helping us all, knowledge workers, realise how this is our moment. Passion of your knowledge workforce about what they do, what they believe in and the connections and relationships they have been able to build over the course of time as a result of it.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Hold a simple (Not even complex!) IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Social Computing

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The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Worth a read, for sure, but is there anything else that we can do to help improve remote collaboration in today’s rather complex environment? Failure to capture knowledge. Basically, being agile in a rather complex, engaging, committed, embracing and nurturing diverse workplace.

The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life

Luis Suarez

In short, our brains seem to process information and knowledge much better in small fragments than with the whole picture. But what happens when that fragmentation goes out of proportion and it is just too difficult to manage by trying to figure out where both things and people are eventually?

Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds

Luis Suarez

Well, imagine combining both of them in a single hangout, using video, to converse, connect, share your knowledge, collaborate both with a purpose or perhaps just for the sake of it. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

How do we make them stand out and help them lead us in such a complex, global and diverse environment? However, traditional management doesn’t seem to be keeping up nicely with those rampant changes we have all gone through over the course of decades.

Life In A Perpetual Learning State

Luis Suarez

Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Productivity Tools Social Computing Work Life Integration

Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality

Luis Suarez

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The 21st century workplace: moving to the edge

Harold Jarche

However, solving a customer’s unique problem of getting pieces of art to several remote locations can be complex. There will always be complex problems that cannot be solved through automation. This is how simple and complicated knowledge gets automated. complexity Work

Get outside the disciplinary box

Harold Jarche

Tweet A most interesting post by Nick Milton at Knoco got me thinking again about complexity. I like the 2 X 2 diagram showing how increasing complexity makes us dependent on creative individuals and increasing collectivity makes us dependent on more processes. complexity

The Hyper-social Organization – Review

Harold Jarche

The authors on knowledge management: Of course, one of the big challenges for companies is that, unlike information or data, knowledge does not flow easily, as it relies on long-term trust-based relationships. ” Networks vs Channels: “Data and knowledge flow through channels, whereas networks allow knowledge to flow.” Tweet.

Building tolerance for ambiguity

Harold Jarche

Tweet High tolerance for ambiguity is becoming an important leadership trait in increasingly complex, networked environments, explains Riita Raesmaa in Systems Intelligence, Serendipity and Listening for the Better Decisions. Systems intelligence, abbreviated SI, is intelligent behavior in complex systems, that are often human in nature. Enhanced serendipity can be an emergent property of personal knowledge management. 21C_Leader complexity

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My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2

Luis Suarez

General Interest Innovation iPad Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Managing in a networked world

Harold Jarche

Tweet In 2009, Anthony Poncier wrote a good post (in French) that covered the eight challenges of management in the virtual era; loosely translated as: Being concurrently nomadic and collaborative. The production of collective knowledge. Managing with both IQ and EQ (emotional quotient). This fosters transparency and is something to be modelled by management. I’ve said before that personal knowledge management (PKM) is our part of the social learning contract.

Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote

Luis Suarez

Reward individual participation (Which I guess I was hoping to see some progression from the traditional issues that have always come along with rewards and incentives in a knowledge sharing culture, but didn’t). Once again, I am on the road on to another business trip.

Reinventing Management: Part 4: Coordination: From bureaucracy to.

Steve Denning

Instead, a whole host of business leaders and writers, including Umair Haque, John Hagel, John Seely Brown, Lang Davison, Rod Collins and Ranjay Gulati, are exploring a fundamental rethinking of the basic tenets of management.

Lean or Agility?

Dave Snowden

I gave a keynote address at LSSC11 this morning looking at the application of complexity theory to software design. I had originally planned a fairly basic 101 lecture on Cognitive Complexity (my name for the fusion of cognitive science and complex adaptive systems theory that I advocate).

Changing the mechanistic mindset

Harold Jarche

Here is the first of these: “Our industrial management models are based on a belief that our structures are merely complicated.&#. In my own experience some version of Wirearchies have been around for a long time, especially on complex development projects.

Networked Learning (PKM) Workshop in Toronto

Harold Jarche

Tweet In just over a month’s time, I’ll be facilitating another one-day workshop on Networked Learning (PKM) at the University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute on Friday, 18 November 2011. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts as we build on the knowledge of others.

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Wilful blindness

Dave Snowden

So I put together the basic stuff on knowledge management and tried to work with the consultancy group. That is another of those key distinctions between complexity thinking and systems dynamics not to mention fluffy bunny consultants.

… forever blunt and merciless

Dave Snowden

Its not enough to manage the information system, you have to manage the ecology of knowledge flow within an organisation. Managing for exaption requires a degree of mess , something that the sick staggered will find it difficult to comprehend. Thirdly , knowledge management is all about communication and that doesn't just meant the top down focus that is all too common place, although it does permit it.

Taking the time to cross the chasm

Harold Jarche

The President who gets others to handle his information needs without understanding the underlying technology infrastructure that is hampering knowledge-sharing and collaboration across the enterprise. Most executives agree that their work and business environment is getting more complex.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Why is Agile hard to sell?

Steve Denning

The real problem is rather that the whole dynamic of Agile in terms of delivering value to customers is incompatible with traditional management which is aimed fundamentally at making money for shareholders.

The Reinvention of Management: Part 2: How do you delight the client?

Steve Denning

3] Instead, a whole host of business leaders and writers, including Umair Haque, John Hagel, John Seely Brown, Lang Davison, Rod Collins and Ranjay Gulati, are exploring a fundamental rethinking of the basic tenets of management.

Five years of editing Wikipedia

Dave Snowden

At 1401 on the 12th August back in 2006 I made my first edit to the Wikipedia, all to the knowledge management article. You can't resolve content issues by adjudicating content, behavior can be managed.

Socialcast and social learning

Harold Jarche

Exception management through social networks gives management clear insight into the resources needed for handling these exceptions.

The prepared mind

Dave Snowden

Knowledge management systems have to be fragmented and experiential as anything more structured cannot handle the levels of uncertainty inherent in the future. It means network connections built and sustained in advance, the ability to delegate power when needed without complex process. One of the key points I have been making in the new seminar (and a few keynotes) over the last week is that resilience requires not just a prepared mind, but also a prepared organisation.

Learning Assessment

Harold Jarche

For example, after 6 months on the job, with access to micro-sharing, company blogs and the development of a personal knowledge management framework, you could ask similar questions. Do you have to regularly access information and knowledge to do your job?

Working smarter

Jay Cross

patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. I am encouraging companies to consider using private versions behind their firewalls for dynamic knowledge management. Higher ground.

New book chapters

Dave Snowden

Here is the list for those interested here they are: " Naturalizing Sensemaking " in Informed by Knowledge by Mosier & Fischer. However this is probably (thanks to the brilliant editing work of Kathleen Mosier) short summary of both complexity and narrative research methods I have written.