From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

And it’s unlikely you’ll be encouraged to spend your workday focusing on forward-looking, innovative projects that will really help you grow. But in fact it has been clear for some time that many individuals are already taking responsibility for not only acquiring new knowledge and skills but for a wide range of activities for their continuous learning and professional development. 1-30 September : Personal Knowledge Management led by Harold Jarche.

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 Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools


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Blog Post: Knowledge Management Matters: Creativity and Innovation

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I mentioned a month or two back a new book Knowledge Management Matters: By Practitioners for Practitioners written by a number of well known KM practitioners and edited by John and JoAnn Girard. The book is free and you can download it from here. John Girard tells me that about 1000 people have downloaded a copy of the book already and that they are in the process of developing a series of companion videos, the first of which is now available on YouTube.

When Knowledge Management Hurts

Jay Cross

They are a nuisance, impossible to navigate, and you can’t really store anything meaningful in them anyway, since real knowledge is quite impossible to put onto a piece of paper. Tags: Management innovation The Future Wonderful short article in Harvard Business Publishing by Freek Vermuelen describes how top-down informationbases actually get in the way of doing business. The advice to derive from this research?

Twelvetide 20:01 Acts of knowing

Dave Snowden

The first three are in the field of Knowledge and this one I want to look at that in the context of the knowledge management movement. It was 1996 and Nonaka and Takeuchi’s book on knowledge creation in Japanese manufacturing was starting to take off.

Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

With an ever deceasing half-life of knowledge , just keeping up has become a major corporate imperative. We have made little progress in preventing those repeating errors, as firms grow in size and complexity, building relationships that enable knowledge flows, keeping in the loop and finding stuff becomes a huge issue. Discovering opportunities and gaps in knowledge flows, improving personal networking and finding experts (in larger firms).

Blog Post: The two meanings of Social Business and the future of Knowledge Management

David Gurteen

In order to survive: we need to collaborate more, to make better decisions and to be more innovative. This to me is what Knowledge Management is about and is its future. By David Gurteen Many of you may have noticed a new term kicking around the Enterprise 2.0 and Social Media space - that of Social Business. Its precise meaning is still the subject of debate - see the discussion on Quora: What are the distinctions between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0?

PKM and innovation

Harold Jarche

In the FastCoDesign article, How do you create a culture of innovation? the authors note four skills that most successful innovators exhibit: Questioning: Asking probing questions that impose or remove constraints. One way to practice these skills would be to promote personal knowledge management (PKM) in the workplace. The Seek-Sense-Share framework aligns with these innovation skills. Innovation is inextricably linked to both networks and learning.

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Making sense of complexity and innovation

Harold Jarche

” @Cory_Foy – “Innovation comes from slack. ” Deconstructing Innovation : a complex concept made simple; by @ShaunCoffey. So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation. Innovation is continuous. Successful innovators and entrepreneurs all embrace change and the risks that they pose. In fact, innovation is the poster child of the mantra that there are no rules.

Innovation through network learning

Harold Jarche

Tweet Innovation. Tim says that innovation is the process of idea management , which makes sense to me. Andrew Hargadon expands on this: In short, innovation is about connecting, not inventing. Here Thomas Edison’s real genius can be seen … Shifting the central activity of innovation from ‘having an idea’ to seeing and building the networks shifts the attention from thinking to the actions required to build the network that will realize the idea.

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. Again, replace ‘ kids’ for ‘ knowledge workers’ and ‘ school ’ for ‘ workplace’ and, once again, we would have the reaffirmation as to why workplace learning is currently broken within the business world.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

So from the initial list of 40 different tools I eventually came down to the following 10 for 2016, where I have just selected them based purely on learning terms versus other key elements such as productivity, life hacks, curation, content management, etc. Collaboration Communities General Interest Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Open Leadership Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets

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

Luis Suarez

Freelancing Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Metablogging Open Business Personal KM Productivity ToolsRemember the good old days when people were writing about the death of blogging thanks to social media tools ?

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? I have not been able to find any regular correllation between well adopted innovation processes and actual innovation outcomes, and I’ve been looking pretty hard. After a decade of looking at innovation in organizations, Gardner says that people have to be personally motivated; the old “what’s in it for me?” ” This is why I think personal knowledge management is so important.

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.

What’s Your Purpose?

Luis Suarez

Whether we like it or not, we just can’t change organisations, nor can we change people, for that matter; we can only provide the (right) conditions for knowledge workers to be self-empowered to come forward and change themselves leaving it all up to them. And initiate that process of self-healing that’s so very much needed in each and every single business today, in each and every single individual knowledge (Web) worker. .

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

I have been advocating for social software tools (as an opportunity to explore their huge potential in terms of how they help us become more effective at what we do by becoming more open, collaborative and innovative) from as early as 2000, when I was first exposed to different instances of blogs and wikis, whether inside or outside of the firewall, along with what today would be known as social profiles. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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. The managements of these organizations didn’t seem to appreciate great KM accomplishments right in front of their noses. These were world-class programs, with demonstrated results that were not understood appreciated by the management.

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. The knowledge (Web) workers themselves, not just the business. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

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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. ” he comes to reflect on perhaps one of the toughest challenges to answer for any knowledge worker out there: why do you share your knowledge across?

How traditional management is killing microcredit

Steve Denning

Main | Rachel Botsmans cool TED video: Getting rid of our addiction to things » January 14, 2011 How traditional management is killing microcredit Traditional management has a wonderful track record of sidelining, downsizing or eliminating anything that is creative or imaginative or innovative. It has happened in knowledge management, in lean manufacturing, in marketing and in innovation itself. Radical management and Capitalism 3.0

From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Regardless of the organisation or the management layer. So, instead of driving the adoption of middle managers from the European Commission, we talked about business purposes and how social technologies could act as a rather valuable and unprecedented enabler towards achieving a certain number of goals. Most people may not realise about this, but middle managers are the social bridges within organisations. Language matters.

An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

In these three days ( March 19-21 in Washington DC ), you will discover how to use radical management to thrive in the 21 st Century creative economy and the world of continuous innovation. Have you ever wondered how your firm is going to survive and thrive as the world economy goes through a fundamental phase change—from industrial bureaucracy to a creative economy of continuous innovation? If you’re a public sector manager…. If you’re a middle manager ,….

Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the years I have blogged about this topic a good number of times and in the last few weeks, as I am starting to settle in the new job, I have come to the conclusion that it’s going to be that very same openness and transparency the ones that are going to dictate pretty much whether I’ll be successful, or not, in my efforts to help facilitate the adaptation of fellow knowledge workers to the main Open Business principles.

The Future of Work by 2020

Luis Suarez

Long gone are the times where knowledge workers were aiming at fitting in within a working environment for which they were perhaps not ready for it, while carrying on their work, with very little motivation, waiting for the payslip at the end of the month. Well, because for the first time in decades it will be us, knowledge (Web) workers , the ones who can choose what we would want it it to be. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM

Should CEOs Blog?

Luis Suarez

In fact, it will manage to keep you in your cave for a good while, so that you, too, can conform with their own inability to leap forward and get their own blogging going. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Metablogging Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

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

Luis Suarez

To design a new kind of work, a new mindset of work habits that would inspire each and everyone of us to become much more collaborative and keen on sharing our knowledge out there openly through digital tools, whatever those may well be. So, instead of just focusing on the world itself, it’s time to focus on the people, the knowledge (Web) workers, to help them free themselves up from what may have been stopping their passion to pursue something bigger, much bigger, for themselves.

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The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

My good friend, and fellow colleague, Peter Bejlerrup , shared with me one slide a little while ago that describes quite nicely such transition and transformation, specially, with one of the main challenge groups when the first initial round of conversations about Social Networking for Business kick in: Executive Management. Innovation Knowledge Management Open Business

Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders

Luis Suarez

In the past we have talked a couple of times about the undeniable impact that social networking (for business) is having in traditional management and thought leadership by helping reshape and redefine some of their various long time existing conceptions. Long gone are the days of micro-management, of managing by fear, power, bullying or mediocrity , or, just simply, by believing that the mantra “ I am the boss; do what I say … or else!

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS. In the afternoon the wider audience synthesised the the material and came up a list of characteristics that the health system needs to allow innovative ideas and practice to diffuse through the service as a whole. While incentives have their place, its unlikely that financial incentives will stimulate innovation per se.

The Mindset of Work

Luis Suarez

For plenty of knowledge (Web) workers, work still is a physical space you commute to , to get work done as effectively as you possibly can, within some of the given constraints Euan mentions on that quote, hoping the day goes by really fast without making trouble with your direct boss, to then start, once again, the journey back home. you may be wondering… Well, based on what is our new oil: knowledge, our collective knowledge. What’s the future of work?

Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment

Luis Suarez

and somehow it’s starting to bring back memories of the same trip that Knowledge Management went through back in the day. And not just with that flavour of a focus on delighting customers, but with employees and knowledge workers alike! Because if you don’t manage to make that happen in an effective and engaging manner, I suspect both customers AND employees will move on. Remember how 70% of the corporate world knowledge workforce is totally disengaged?

Pardon the Interruption … From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez #soccnx

Luis Suarez

Prague, on the brink of summer, stunning location , amazing networking events throughout the entire conference, plenty of very knowledgeable, brilliant and amazing folks talking about some of the topics they are truly passionate about and an amazing team putting it all together to make us all feel just at home. Fast paced, straight to the point, and lots of knowledge sharing in a single round of Q&A. . IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

This is something that my good friend Dave Snowden has been talking all about from the perspective of how we render knowledge (Still one of my favourite blog posts out there, by the way!). Perhaps even too fast at times, as I get carried away in excitement and passion when talking about all of these topics around social networking and knowledge sharing. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Luis Suarez

Narrative matters , nowadays more than whatever you would have thought of in the past, and that’s the very first thing senior management would tell you that you would need to take care of: ‘ Yes, I want to have a bunch of rules, so that my employees would not be goofing off, nor misbehave and what not and instead continue to work really hard. Rules, control, entitlement, arrogance, (a certain) position or status, micro-management, etc. Innovation Employee Engagement elsua

Digital Transformation – It’s Just The Beginning

Luis Suarez

One of the interesting things that I have been exposed to over the course of time, specially, as more and more knowledge workers embark on their own journey of using social networking tools in a business context is how there seems to be this notion that we are almost done with that digital transformation. General Interest IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Open Business

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What’s Next for the Social Enterprise? – #SocBizChat

Luis Suarez

An adrenaline rush of new ideas, trends of thought, connections and a massive number of serendipitous knowledge discoveries that can leave you with a wonderful aftertaste to confirm why the Social Web matters: hyper-connectedness of both ideas AND people. One not to be missed, if you can, as you will be exposed to some of the most innovative first thinkers on this whole topic around Social / Open Business. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business

Redefine the Workplace of the Future with Social Learning

Luis Suarez

it’s been a long while since last time that I participated on a Blog Carnival, specially around the topic of Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Learning. It is just pretty much the same thing as trying to find the answer to that on-going debate of how can you manage knowledge when you just simply don’t know what you know till someone may prompt it to come out of you? . Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Personal KM Social Enterprise

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

with a rather poor performance, lacking scalability big time, with silly limitations with its API, capped, or better said, rather crippled searching capabilities, incredibly dull, boring and unappealing front end Web site, with huge amounts of spam making it rather difficult to even enjoy the tool any more and perhaps too many pretensions to try to reach a certain status that has never managed to achieve: indispensable.

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

Knowledge workers ultimately adopt and embrace as well a much more open, public, trustworthy and transparent manner of collaborating and sharing their knowledge. Key themes like openness, transparency, trust, recognition, (digital) reputation, empathy, equity, meritocracy, democracy , authenticity, engagement, participation, constructive criticism, knowledge sharing, collaboration, learning, connectedness need to become part of HR’s new speak.

One Month Anniversary on the New Job as Lead Social Business Enabler

Luis Suarez

Well, time for an update that I will try to summarise briefly with these few key words to then perhaps expand further along a single key point that has been my major learning throughout the first month on the job: culture clash, hard reset (Or even a Reboot ) from last 5 years of living social , octopus effect, Organisation Change Management (a.k.a. Organisation Change Management. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM

How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business

Luis Suarez

deployments to help improve their effectiveness and efficienfy from their own knowledge workforce as they get to collaborate and share their knowledge amongst themselves, their customers and business partners. Eventually, with the end result of promoting such rampant innovation inspired by a engaged, transparent and nimble set of interactions and conversations for which most knowledge workers would probably wonder why they didn’t start much sooner!

The Future of Work Is Learning

Luis Suarez

It’s probably just a matter for us, knowledge workers, to define how we would want to make it work for ourselves; basically, have knowledge workers create and define their ideal job role(s) and get down to business. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise