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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? Like: Saving numbers of the “right” person to call on an old, wrinkled and well used piece of paper.

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

If you want to grow as a person and a worker and if you want to gain skills that will help you take that next step in your career, you’ll probably have to learn those skills on your own. How well are you exploiting social media tools and networks for your own professional development?

Personal Knowledge Management Online Workshop

Jane Hart

This online workshop on adapting to the networked world of work includes tools, tips and techniques from two facilitators who have been connecting, communicating and collaborating online for over fifteen years.…. Online Workshop runs 23 April – 4 May 2012.

human networks connect through empathy

Harold Jarche

We are only as good as our networks. Our decisions reflect the diversity of our networks. How do we understand the complexity of social networks? Empathy is a requisite perspective for the network era.

Management in Networks

Harold Jarche

In networks, cooperation is more important than collaboration. It is also what most managers focus on. This emphasis on collaboration blinds managers. They cannot see the potential of social networks for enabling sense-making and knowledge-sharing.

Personal in Personal Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

That there is a ‘best’ way to manage knowledge an information? Take what you need, as there are no “best practices” for complex and personal learning processes. Studies of Personal Information Management say that what works is often highly personal.

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It’s all about networks

Harold Jarche

It’s all about networks. Understanding networks that is. Encouraging workplace practices like personal knowledge management is a start. Nurturing Creativity is now a management responsibility.

Talking about the Network Era

Harold Jarche

Spying on entire populations is another network era phenomenon. Networked, distributed businesses, like AirBNB, are disrupting existing models, with the inevitable push-back as they become successful. Networks will transform education, business, the economy, and society even further.

The network is the solution

Harold Jarche

The key to a flourishing civilization in the network era is sense-making. We have to move from what David Warlick describes as individualized instruction to personalized learning. David Ronfeldt articulates this with his TIMN [Tribes-Institutions-Markets-Networks] framework.

Structuring for the network era

Harold Jarche

It’s about networks. Taylor’s Principles of Scientific Management (1911) are still the basis for most of our current management systems. And the duty of enforcing the adoption of standards and enforcing this cooperation rests with management alone.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

2010) uses a Web-based note system to store messages, manage his financial risk and stay on top of the multiple factors necessary to run a successful dairy farm. We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Social learning is about getting things done in networks.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Tweet A survey of small and medium sized businesses (SMB) showed workers spend about half their day on unproductive taks: Knowledge Workers are among the largest staff component in a typical SMB. SMB Knowledge Workers spend an estimated 36 percent of their time trying to.

Network Learning PKM Workshop Notes

Harold Jarche

Tweet The Network Learning workshop will be held in Toronto on 27 May 2011. It is focused on mastering social media for networked learning, and is based on my work with PKM (personal knowledge management) since 2005.

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Trust is an emergent property of effective networks

Harold Jarche

In the 21st century, Networks are becoming the next dominant organizing model, as explained by David Ronfeldt in this diagram. As the Network organizational model comes to dominance, I think we will see a return to trust as a lubricant of social and economic exchanges.

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.

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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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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Network Learning Workshop Toronto May 2011

Harold Jarche

In the past several months many people have approached me asking for tips and techniques on managing digital overload. Follow the link for registration details: Network Learning: Working Smarter.

Learning in the Networked Era: A year of online professional development opportunities

Jane Hart

Harold and I therefore wanted to build on the success of these workshops so we are now very pleased to announce a new schedule of professional development opportunities (online workshops and webinars) for 2012-2013 on the theme of Learning in the Networked Era. The first month-long workshop on Personal Knowledge Management begins 1 September which will be led by Harold.

Why do I need KM?

Harold Jarche

In response to my post on relevance , my long-time friend Ralph Mercer asked, “ Why do I need KM at an institutional level when information is ambient at a global level and personal at a hyper local level? Collaborative knowledge work must be coupled with cooperative knowledge sharing.

The only knowledge that can be managed is our own

Harold Jarche

“Every amateur epistemologist knows that knowledge cannot be managed. Education has always assumed that knowledge can be transferred and that we can carefully control the process through education. The only knowledge that can be managed is our own.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? How are you going to build a sustainable, stronger over time, endurable, reliable and effective personal brand? Of course, in your personal business / corporate blog!

Sense-making for success

Harold Jarche

Even so-called knowledge workers were being regularly downsized, as the corporations called it. Those who succeeded were able to seek and build new networks in order to make sense of the changing environment, and then share with their new peers, scattered across the globe.

Innovation through network learning

Harold Jarche

Tim says that innovation is the process of idea management , which makes sense to me. No idea will make a difference without building around it the networks that will support it as it grows, and the network partners with which it will ultimately flourish. Network Learning.

The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

Simple standards facilitated with a light touch, enables knowledge workers to capture, interpret and share their knowledge. Personal knowledge management is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively.

PKM Workshop 2013

Harold Jarche

There are a few ways to develop skills to be an effective sharer of knowledge in a networked enterprise. You can start, as I did, by researching sense-making and online cooperation in knowledge networks, try out different methods, and then develop your own.

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Preparing for the future of work with PKM

Harold Jarche

Hugh Macleod, one of my favourite cartoonists and someone who really understands the networked economy, recently asked; How Do You Best Prepare For The Creative Age? Cognitive load management.

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A theoretical model for PKM

Harold Jarche

My focus on PKM developed after an initial personal need and then increased when I saw how personal knowledge management could help others. Ricky) Cheong asked the following research questions: RQ1: What are the roles of PKM in the Knowledge Management Process?

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Supporting workplace learning

Harold Jarche

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

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PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively.

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Only people can let knowledge flow

Harold Jarche

The knowledge sharing paradox is that while sharing our knowledge is good for the organization, each individual has to see a personal benefit as well. The more the enterprise directs knowledge-sharing, the less likely it will happen.

Don’t worry, nobody can steal your knowledge

Harold Jarche

Why do I share my knowledge? I could not share my knowledge with you, if I wanted. There is no such thing as knowledge transfer. Data and information can be transferred, but not knowledge. For me, PKM is a set of practices I can use to better articulate my knowledge.

It starts with capturing knowledge

Harold Jarche

In the Altimeter Group’s Report on Enterprise Social Networks , four areas of business value were identified: Encourage Sharing. Capture Knowledge. Tacit knowledge is where the action is, and in most cases, it’s the people with the tacit knowledge that deliver the results.

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

The network of strategic accelerators complements the formal systems; it does not replace them. Collaborative networks are not a new concept, but Kotter’s application of them to the arena of strategy is very insightful. Many of our older business models are not working any more.

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

It has been over 10 years that I have examined, practiced, and developed models for personal knowledge management/mastery. I started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To

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The Connected Workplace

Harold Jarche

But both require greater implicit knowledge. Implicit knowledge, unlike explicit knowledge, is difficult to codify and standardize. Implicit knowledge is best developed through conversations and social relationships.

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Please tell me about your PKM

Harold Jarche

Jon and his wirearchy framework have been an integral part of my views on the network era workplace since 2004. During one of our conversations in a local café, Jon suggested that in wirearchies, personal knowledge management (PKM) could become the new resumé.

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Create conversation spaces

Harold Jarche

Solving complex problems also requires “multi-participant communications” In the network age, learning is conversation. Personal knowledge management is akin to pre-curation. Curation is more than integration , writes Rick Segal in Forbes [via Robin Good ].

Collective sense-making

Harold Jarche

For instance, I read a few journals but I have dropped several, knowing that other people in my network will find the interesting articles and let me know. The big shift for me in past decade has been in weaving a network that brings me diversity of opinions and depth of knowledge.

PKM: the basic unit of social business

Harold Jarche

True collaborative networks do not rely so much on teams than on individuals, as B. Instead of focusing on teams and communities, we must concentrate our efforts in providing workers with the right resources and knowledge to build their own connections. It is more like a social network.

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