From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

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.

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).

The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands

Luis Suarez

A few weeks ago I put together the attached article for CMSWire where I tried to reflect on what I feel is the number #1 challenge for today’s corporations in terms of embracing a much more open, transparent, knowledge sharing culture through the emergence of social technologies behind the firewall. Yet, in a business environment, knowledge workers typically keep hoarding and protecting their own knowledge as an opportunity to not relinquish their own power (i.e.,

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.

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?

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

Exactly, talk to your employees and fellow knowledge workers and ask them ‘how do you get your work done?’, ‘what are some of your favourite business practices you used today?’, ‘what use cases do you think could do with a bit of an improvement?’,

The Trials and Tribulations of Freelance Work

Luis Suarez

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.

Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail

Luis Suarez

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Whatever Happened to Critical Thinking?

Luis Suarez

Reflecting on effects of paradoxes, constraints and incomplete knowledge. Knowledge Management Learning Metablogging Open Business Open Leadership

Should CEOs Blog?

Luis Suarez

Even more so The Next Web has put together a stunning article where they have detailed “ The 15 Best Blogging and Publishing Platforms on the Internet Today. […] “ So there are plenty of choices and helpful support / resources out there, no doubt.

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

Specially, when those meetings are not set up by you, but by everyone else, and therefore making you lose the control , once again, in terms of one of the most precious things all of us, knowledge workers, have that we don’t seem to treasure well enough: Time.

I Will Dispense This Advice on Blogging

Luis Suarez

It’s like a humongous online marketing machine regurgitating the very same kind of content, usually coming from the very same resources!, Knowledge Management Learning Metablogging Open Business Open Leadership Personal KM

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Luis Suarez

Rules, control, entitlement, arrogance, (a certain) position or status, micro-management, etc. Collaboration Communities Knowledge Management Open Business Learning Enterprise2.0

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.

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The Perks of Freelance Work

Luis Suarez

The same would go for curating hyperlinks to helpful reading materials I may want to come back to over time, like I have mentioned in previous blog posts with Slack becoming my personal knowledge hub as an example. Freelancing Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

Create contrast, enable insight

Dave Snowden

I started my keynote (available as a podcast) by referencing my surprise that this was the eleventh year at which I have given a keynote at the event and that in that time I had seen three cycles of knowledge management adoption with the same mistakes being made each time.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Therefore making it a waste of time and resources, as well as a huge disappointment for the entire workforce for not delivering much on helping improve engagement, after all. Knowledge Management Open Business

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Luis Suarez

Time to step up, level up the game, shift gears and go right to the heart, the core, of how businesses have been run over the last few decades in order for Social Business to thrive: Human Resources. Or, better said, the metamorphosis of Human Resources into Human Relationships.

The Future of Work Is Learning

Luis Suarez

However, from all of those resources mentioned by him, and which I would strongly recommend you all go through them, since they will be worth while your time, specially, if you are interested in this topic as well, there is one in particular that I thought I would expand further on it for a bit.

The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Luis Suarez

Earlier on today, my good friend James shared a couple of updates ( One of them external ) talking about a “ superb tech talk &# on “ presentation skills &# where he shared an Intranet link to some really fascinating resources around Presentation Zen.

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

Time is precious AND is a finite resource, so I lost the ability to tolerate such behaviour of only caring about you and your numbers. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Open Leadership Personal KM Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

But if we take a look closer, then we are going to find out that perhaps the tools where problems are, and therefore where knowledge workers get work done, may not be the right tools in the first place.

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Luis Suarez

Yet, online communities keep being treated as mere resources you can exploit to your own abilities, needs and wants, without realising that they, too, have got their own that you, as a business, would need to feed and nurture if you would want to keep your communities alive in the medium, long term.

Becoming a Jedi Master – The Secret Art of Cultivating Online Communities #sbf12 #cmgr

Luis Suarez

topics (like online community management, social CRM, customer service, etc. to gamily Knowledge Management. around the subject of managing, leading, facilitating or stewarding online communities.

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

But the most worrying thing is that it will never become a reality unless we shift gears with regards to our mindsets in jumping forward on to what it would really mean nonetheless: a dual-lane highway of engagement between knowledge workers and their employers.

Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Luis Suarez

About using media to do something meaningful , WITHOUT someone else giving you permission first, without having to rely on anyone else’s resources, authority and money. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Metablogging Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Writing Ourselves into Existence through a Choral Act

Luis Suarez

Somehow, it feels a little bit like a waste of time, resources, energy and good effort. Knowledge Management Learning Metablogging Open Business

40-Hour Work Week – The Magic of Sustainable Growth

Luis Suarez

But what happens when you stumble on perhaps the most essential and critical article you have come across in a long while that manages to question a good number of the things we have been taking for granted at work for years?

The Home You Never Left

Luis Suarez

It’s going to be us, knowledge Web workers of the 21st century, the ones who need to decide what kind of Social Web do we want to build and nurture over the years, not the social tools themselves dictating how us, the mindless sheep (according to them), will continue to behave.

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Luis Suarez

Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Learning, Social Computing within the Enterprise, Productivity, Work Life Integration, etc. There is just so much information and resources available out there, right? Well, how about some Community Management Fundamentals ?

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Luis Suarez

This time around though by one of my favourite thought leaders and KM / Complexity mentors, the always insightful and incredibly knowledgeable Dave Snowden , whose blog , along with Euan’s , are two of my most essential, critical reads of the day, every day.

The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

Luis Suarez

“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A. They are incredibly insightful and very resourceful to include in your presentations, blog posts, etc.

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

as well the fears of no longer being considered indispensable, despite the the huge amount of knowledge they have accumulated over the course of the years, or those other fears of no longer being considered the experts they once thought they were.

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

Luis Suarez

What can we do to address and fix this current issue that’s managing, rather successfully!, In order to make that transition relatively easy, allow me to share a couple of tips, and helpful resources, though, realising there are probably many many more out there already!,

Power Shift – People Running Companies by Apple?

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation iPad iPhone Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Productivity Tools Social EnterpriseI have been in the IT industry for well over 15 years now and for a good number of them I have been relying on multiple different systems. One of them being Windows.

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.

Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh

Luis Suarez

For sure, it’s not an easy job; it’s more than anything else an art, because, as we all know, you can’t manage a community ; it’s just like you can’t manage knowledge either; the very same thing.

Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off

Luis Suarez

Not every day do you get to work in multiple dream jobs at the same firm, while living in paradise island , with your HR manager physically located in another continent different than yours and with your project manager working in one other (different) continent altogether. All in all, it’s bound to be good couple of weeks of fun, learning, knowledge sharing, and, why not, visiting one of the most beautiful cities in the world. My goodness!

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

Even without having to use your company’s resources. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Social Computing

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Like I have been saying in a good number of occasions, there are a couple of incredibly good use cases for corporate email to still survive nice and dandy: 1) Managing Calendaring & Scheduling events and 2) Hosting 1:1 confidential, or rather sensitive, conversations in a private manner.

Dare to Disagree through Critical Thinking

Luis Suarez

The old world is broken but we can’t see the shores of a new one yet” as perhaps one of the biggest challenges that corporate knowledge workers keep facing in today’s business world.

Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Luis Suarez

to have a touch of civic responsibility , be rather transparent and provide knowledge workers with a bit more control of what goes through and what doesn’t. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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.