Systems thinking & complexity

Dave Snowden

The idea of systems and thinking systematically, about the properties of the whole being different from the parts and the dependency on interaction between system elements has been around for a long time. But general systems theory traces back to the start of the twentieth century.

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. This workshop is focused on the latter.

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

Luis Suarez

Earlier on in the week I blogged about the why , then the what and now I guess it’s a good time to talk about the with whom, as part of that mantra of “ use systems too boost your odds, passion to get energy and luck to change the game “ In short, the system of we! The breath and extensive knowledge they all have got around areas like Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Learning, SNA, ONA, Org. The collective knowledge and wisdom frightening.

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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.

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

It’s one of those fantastic short video clips that you know you need to bookmark somewhere, as you are bound to make use of it as a superb icebreaker for upcoming workshops or presentations you may be delivering around the subject of social business.

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.

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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12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

1 – moving from a focus on organising and managing training (which includes e-learning and blended learning) FOR others, to helping individuals and teams address their OWN performance problems. This workshop runs in February 2013.

Work Stream #3 – Public Speaking and the Exposure Economy

Luis Suarez

I want a system that’s totally broken to heal itself with, or without, our collective help, because every time we, freelancers, agree to speak for free at events, we are perpetuating our very own slavery to the zero-sum game where we are always on the losing end.

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

Client Work , Face to Face Workshops and Public Speaking ), I just couldn’t finish that series of blog entries, at least, for now, without referencing what has been one of the most rewarding work related activities I have embarked on and that I totally didn’t think I’d be able to pull it off.

IBM’s Social Business Jam – Are You Jamming Yet?

Luis Suarez

Of course, I am talking about IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 conference event that took place from January 30th till February 3rd and my short visit to Morristown, New Jersey, to conduct a couple of workshops for some customers on The Social Enterprise and Social Software Adoption.

What have we learned so far?

Harold Jarche

What have we learned so far about personal knowledge mastery? Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ): A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. Personal Knowledge Management is not linear.

The 2 views of workplace learning: L&D and Employee

Jane Hart

Currently , it tends to look something like this: L&D focus all their attention on creating and managing classroom training and/or e-learning. Want to find out more, then take a look at Modern Workplace Learning book or participate in one of my MWL workshops. .

Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

Old-fashioned” learning is being taught or trained – that is having all you need to know neatly packaged up in a course or programme or workshop or e-learning course. It is a very useful approach for getting you up to scratch quickly on a topic with an existing body of knowledge or wisdom.

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The domain of disorder (ii)

Dave Snowden

By this time I was less into knowledge management, more into complexity and sense-making. Prior to this work most approaches assumed a single ontology, things like situational leadership hinted at differences but did not make the leap to state that the systems themselves were different.

knowledge is personal

Harold Jarche

Knowledge management, for me, is personal. A big conceit of the knowledge management (KM) field is that knowledge can be transferred, but unlike information or data, it cannot. Knowledge is personal. Explicit knowledge (decisions, events, procedures, etc.)

Learning and Working in Complexity Workshop

Harold Jarche

Over several online and on-site presentations this past year, I’ve noticed a need for organizations to develop practical tools and contextual processes to manage information, knowledge and learning. I am offering a one-day workshop that encapsulates several years of “learning & working on the Web&#. Learning & Working in Complexity Workshop. Part 3: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) overview. Part 4: Setting up your own PKM system.

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Barriers to PKM

Harold Jarche

A few weeks ago I asked my extended online network, “ What do you think is the biggest fear/need/barrier when it comes to adopting personal knowledge management (PKM) as a practice? Management thinks PKM is only for certain, higher-level employees (it’s not).

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Absorbing complexity with PKM

Harold Jarche

One of the most spectacular possibilities that social technologies offer is that our individual creativity and knowledge is exponentially expanded by connecting to our personal networks – both within and outside organisational boundaries. Sense-making is acting on one’s knowledge.

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PKM is not a technology

Harold Jarche

My definition of personal knowledge management is quite short: PKM: A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively, and contribute to society. If anyone is selling you a PKM system, they do not understand it.

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learning and the future of work

Harold Jarche

The last personal knowledge mastery in 40 days online workshop for 2015 started this week. Both complex and creative work require greater implicit knowledge. Implicit knowledge, unlike explicit knowledge, is difficult to codify and standardize.

Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - Day 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These specify the knowledge domain of the service, The description of the service includes Dublin Core, versioning, quality of sercvice, and financial information, plus functionality, such as choreography and orchestration. Discussing how semantic web tecnologies are used to manage citations from texts, eg., This will also enable the system to replace old-style scanning systems (JSTOR) with the live cittation system. Also, evolution management is a challenge.

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SRI and Knowledge Sharing

Nancy White

Last Friday I had the great fortune to help facilitate a session at IFAD on SRI, or System of Rice Intensification. Can we view knowledge sharing not as a proscribed set of practices, but instead a set of principles? What is the soil for knowledge sharing?

digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

Digital Sense Making + Personal Knowledge Management [Mastery]. Connecting people and knowledge is the focus of personal knowledge mastery. The discipline of PKM helps each person become a contributing node in a knowledge network.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 2-4, 2012 Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization (COMATIA ), 3 rd , Paris, France. link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. Clayton R.

Dependency matrix

Dave Snowden

One of the key things in understanding and managing a complex adaptive system is getting the granularity right. Granularity is one of the key factors in scaling success and one of the easiest to manage. Probably the key priority measure for knowledge.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

” This is why I think personal knowledge management is so important. I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes. With our PKM workshops, I have seen examples of many different tools used for PKM.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

In other words those who think “social learning&# is just about a new training trend, or about adding social media into the &# blend&# , or that it is about acquiring the latest Social Learning Management System are missing the big picture. People might abuse the system. We will help people to build external Personal Knowledge Networks on social networking sites. We encourage informal (reverse) mentoring as a way of exchanging knowledge and skills.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

knowledge sharing. Management. Frequently misunderstood as “learning in informal ways”, eg by use of informational rather than instructional resources, or when formal/managed learning takes place outside a classroom. Community management. Enterprise Community Manager.

Org Development and Social Media

Clark Quinn

Is it business information systems? As the pieces of companies become densely interconnected, the differences between knowledge management, training, collaborative learning, organization development, internal communication, and social networking fade away.&# However, some of these fields are reasonably technology savvy, while others are more focused effective people processes.

Description not evaluation

Dave Snowden

It happens like this when you develop or repurpose knowledge from different sources. It is the theory behind the cliche of if only we knew what we knew quoted by many a knowledge manager.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: How education is.

Steve Denning

Main | Reinventing management Part 6: From command to conversation » January 27, 2011 How education is infected by bureaucracy: We need a new culture of learning President Obama's call in the State of the Union address for young people to enter the teaching profession was noble, but hollow.

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. You can only understand a complex system by interacting with it, it cannot be studied in abstract. Systems and processes need to do this.

Manual, not automatic, for sense-making

Harold Jarche

The actual tools I use for personal knowledge management are quite limited. As I mentioned in Personal Information management for Sense-making , George Siemens complaint that, “ Too many aspects of my sense-making system are manual ”, is what I see as a strength of PKM.

Learning in public

Harold Jarche

Tweet In a succinct post on the nature of knowledge management in a knowledge-intensive field, Jasmin Fodil looks at how rocket scientists learn. She shows how workers at the NASA Goddard Space Fight Center reapply their knowledge: -.

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seek > sense > share for cities

Harold Jarche

Two years ago, a number of members from UCLG (United Cities & Local Governments) participated in a personal knowledge mastery workshop. How cooperation enables knowledge to flow in networks.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] November 30-December 1, 2011 AfriHealth : Using IT to Establish Health Care Information Systems, Nairobi, Kenya. link] December 5-6, 2011 Managing Quality Teaching in Higher Education , Mexicali, Mexico. link] Workshop on Technology in Distance Education has been suspended.

Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 21 to 24 – (Newcomer Challenging for King Email’s Crown)

Luis Suarez

Indeed, email fosters closed, private, secretive interactions amongst a few people, what I have been flagging all along as sharing your knowledge across on a need to know basis vs. what social networking tools do, which is promote that wonderfully inspiring mantra of default to open.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: My New Year's Resolutions

Steve Denning

Almost exactly ten years ago today, in December 2000, when I left my position as Program Director of Knowledge Management at the World Bank, I set out to convert the world to the power of storytelling.