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.

theTeam – Knowledge Management Done Right

Luis Suarez

Have you seen “ Using Knowledge Management “? and Social Business are pretty close to some of the basic key principles behind traditional Knowledge Management, drafted back in the day, like I have blogged about, just recently, under the heading “ KM, Enterprise 2.0

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The Collaboration Cycle

Dan Pontefract

In a previous instalment entitled “ The Collaboration Curve ”, I discussed the basic premise that over a period of time and as the use of collaboration methods increase, a user’s knowledge, engagement, network and ultimately their performance would increase.

Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

Finally, after a good few days of tinkering Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From were born. . Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From. Working together, for me, can be seen in terms of two different types of interactions: collaboration and / or cooperation.

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Luis Suarez

. We, human beings, seem to always be very keen on blaming the tools (and technology, in general, for that matter) whenever things just don’t work out all right , specially, in the collaboration space. Of course, we all know the tools can’t talk back to us, so they can’t defend themselves.

Distributed Work in Exceptional Times

Luis Suarez

I have been working distributedly myself over the course of the last 18 years through three different continents: America, Europe and Africa. Instead, we thrive in informal networks where we have democratised the way information and knowledge are shared across.

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Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

Luis Suarez

Who would have thought cooking together would provide just the perfect level of healthy friction you would need to help your team(s) members collaborate more openly and effectively to get even more work done? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Impact of Data Analytics in Today’s Digital Workplace

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last few weeks it’s become a bit of a challenge finding the time to focus and write my next blog post over here. So, how about if I share with you all how I got involved into the space of data analytics for online collaborative environments in the first place?

Unlearning

Luis Suarez

It’s something that over the course of the last couple of years has added a rather poignant follow-up reflection to that unlearning process around social tools. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Plenty of people say that collaboration is not an easy task, whether face to face or whether remote, but certainly it looks like collaborating effectively online still presents a good bunch of challenges and issues, and Aliza’s article surely highlights some of the most relevant ones.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Can we, knowledge workers, collaborate effectively even while working remotely?: How far does culture help influence how collaborative and social a certain business can / will be?: Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

State of Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration Survey by Chess Media Group

Luis Suarez

and Collaboration where they are gathering input from 2.0 All of the responses will be treated as confidential and, of course, they will not be used for other purposes. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Social Computing

Hybrid Worlds

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last six years, since I went independent, I have had the opportunity (and still do!) of unlearning a few things in the space of knowledge sharing and collaboration tools. We, knowledge (Web) workers, have finally diversified!

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Transitions

Luis Suarez

As you may have seen, or read, on different media tools over the course of the last few months , I have been rather angry and upset about a good number of things happening in my own personal life. Collaboration Communities elsua Enterprise2.0

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

Well, a couple of weeks ago my good friends from Open Knowledge announced that the video recordings from the different keynote and breakout sessions are now available for public viewing over at the Social Business Forum Agenda Web site. The new Collaboration Ecology – Luis Suarez.

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Luis Suarez

A lot has happened over the course of the last two decades both on a personal and work levels, as you can imagine, and, yet, it feels as if it was just yesterday. Now you know why I haven’t blogged much over the course of the last four weeks.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning – for use in training, for performance support, social collaboration, etc. It’s my photoblog where I try to share what I experience during the course of a given week, not just when I’m on the road, traveling, but also while living in Gran Canaria.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

Those absolutely mind-blowing and rather provocative sentences, as depressing and as exciting as they may sound, don’t come from a knowledge worker working in a particular corporation protesting about the poor state of workplace learning or learning in general.

10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters

Luis Suarez

A place, over the course of the years, I can always return to and be just my self : . ‘[ …] a place for the sound of the individual’s own flawed voice in open conversation with others, building something bigger than itself.’. Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Luis Suarez

Collaboration is probably one of the most loaded words in today’s workplace that I can think of (And I am pretty sure there are plenty of other good candidates out there as well!) More than anything else, because, if anything, as a knowledge (Web 2.0)

The Illusion of Control

Luis Suarez

Whether that may well be rather accurate, or not, you can tell me in the comments below what you think about it, if you wish, I have got this little theory going on in my mind that we, knowledge (Web 2.0) Where will your organisation knowledge go after it dies in their own Inboxes?

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Working with Complex Problems

Dave Snowden

As we head into the Northern Summer/Southern Winter (delete as applicable), we’re announcing our timetable of new courses for the second half of 2016. Today we’re announcing practitioner-focused courses on complexity and the Cynefin framework. Course 1: Dealing with Complex Problems.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

Did we manage to kill already the conversation in the so-called traditional social media tools landscape? Am I the only weird, freakish, strange knowledge (Web) worker out there going through that experience at the moment?

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Luis Suarez

From there onwards, we get to define, jointly with the knowledge (Web) workers themselves, what are the potential constraints, guidelines, policies, etc. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

That framework is based on 5 different pillars that I consider essential for every Digital Transformation programme to be successful over the course of time and since I have already written about the first two ( What’s your purpose? Of course, I am talking about email.

What’s Your Purpose?

Luis Suarez

It’s ugly and it will become uglier over the course of time even more so if we keep ignoring the inevitable: change. . Take a look, for instance, into IT vendors, specially, in the Social Software / Collaboration space. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!

Luis Suarez

To prove it, they selectively destroyed the machines owned by factory managers who were undercutting prices, leaving the other machines intact’. . culture), from document centric to people centric computing, and, finally, from replacing knowledge (Web) workers (i.e.

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The Trials and Tribulations of Freelance Work

Luis Suarez

For the better, of course. It’s a fascinating journey, it already has been for certain, seeing how there are plenty of differences, but also lots of similarities, in terms of how we, knowledge (Web) workers, operate whether working as salaried employees or just by ourselves, going solo.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

Finally, a quick short tip in terms of helping you potentially identify how many ways, and methods of delivery, you would want to make available to knowledge (Web) workers for whenever they may ask you what kinds of enablement materials are out there.

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Luis Suarez

and Social Business thought leaders and blogger extraordinaire, Oscar Berg , put together a rather inspiring article that I thought would be worth while reflecting on, specially, since it is at the heart of not just social software, but also collaboration and knowledge management in general.

When Context Transcends Change Management

Luis Suarez

What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if all of that literature around change management could be smashed with just a couple of tweets?

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Why Don’t You Show Your Work?

Luis Suarez

There used to be a time when plenty of knowledge (Web) workers flocked to the Social Web to nurture, cultivate and build their own external social networks. Of course, that may well happen. One that’s open, collaborative, trustworthy, public, accessible and available to everyone.

Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

Luis Suarez

and even then I would question the vast majority of that data to remain opaque, there is no reason for knowledge workers out there to continue to protect and hoard their knowledge, but, instead, they should share it along freely. For you, knowledge still is power. .

The Future of Work by 2020

Luis Suarez

Well, one thing for sure is that it won’t be anything like we have today or what we may have had over the course of the last 50 years. Even more, I am suspecting that over the course of time, if not happening already today, we are going to make a very healthy split between work and jobs.

Supporting workplace learning in the network era is more than delivering courses through a LMS

Jane Hart

“It takes much more than courses delivered through a learning management system to support workplace learning in the network era.” ” Harold goes on to explain: “The basic building block, in my experience, is personal knowledge management.

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Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Luis Suarez

And begin work with them in executing such initial framework as we move further along, if the client agrees, of course. This usually happens when second, third or fourth waves of knowledge workers don’t follow the initial rage from the so-called early adopters group.

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Luis Suarez

Well, mainly because if there is anything that I have learned over the course of time, and, specially, in the last couple of years, is that the world doesn’t use email. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

According to Jane, Step One in this transition is: There are, of course, a number of steps on the transition path to a post-LMS future, and one of the first inevitably involves taking a good hard look at how your LMS is performing. Step Two, or a concurrent step, would be to look at how to enhance collaboration. First of all, collaborative work tools must be simple to be effective. A collaboration platform that is over-engineered would be counterproductive.

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. As I showed in my recent blog post , there are some big differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social/collaborative business.

Open Business – The Narrative vs. The Ruthless Measurement

Luis Suarez

Pretty much like we did with Knowledge Management over 18 years ago and that we still haven’t managed to get it right , after all of that time. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Knowledge Management Learning Open Business

Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail

Luis Suarez

That way you can see how I have used it as an initial conversation starter to then converse and learn plenty more about other related aspects of that transformation process, and the corresponding change initiatives, that have emerged over the course of time.

Time For KM To Manage Knowledge About Management?

Steve Denning

I was therefore somewhat surprised when I found that most of the great knowledge management programs that I observed in large organizations around the world were eventually closed down, sidelined or shifted to the periphery. Why, I asked myself, did managements act this way?

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The With Whom (#CAWW)

Luis Suarez

In a now more than ever hyperconnected, networked and complex systems driven working environment I pretty soon came to the conclusion, as I went solo and independent, that my odds to make a bigger difference out there would have been more notorious by being part of a network of rather talented, passionate, engaged, inspiring and rather thought-provoking knowledge (Web) workers, with whom, if anything, you sense you aren’t anymore the smartest person in the room, the network is.