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?

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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.

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.

networked unlearning

Harold Jarche

Today, we can easily connect to networks that offer diverse views. Social media can facilitate the sharing of tacit knowledge through conversations to inform the collaborative development of emergent work practices.

Loose Hierarchies, Strong Networks

Harold Jarche

When I wrote that the only knowledge that can be managed is our own , I wanted to highlight that command & control methods do not work well in this network era that is replacing the industrial/information era. Loose hierarchies, strong networks.

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.

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.

Subject matter networks

Harold Jarche

Mark coined the term, subject matter networks , as a change from the industrial concept of subject matter expert, or SME, a term I first heard in the military in the mid-1970′s. He or she cannot learn and adapt as fast as a cooperative network.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Mind Map: The Networked Society

Harold Jarche

A major theme in my writing has been our shift to a networked society and what that means in how we work and learn. This mind map links several concepts and related articles around the theme of the networked society: Working. Personal Knowledge Management.

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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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.

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.

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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Fluctuating support networks

Harold Jarche

Judith passed on a couple of papers which I found most interesting, as she has looked deeply into the theory behind the need for what I would describe as social learning networks. Judith uses the term, “fluctuating support networks&#. As an informal response to the formal organization, fluctuating support networks deviate from the conventions of the formal organization and provide network members with a venue for fulfilling unmet social and psychological work-related needs.

PKM: a node in the learning network

Harold Jarche

Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy , or, in other words, digital networks enable multiple connections, so organizational communications are no longer just vertical. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. It makes us a valuable node in our various networks.

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Social tools for networks

Harold Jarche

Effective knowledge sharing is what many organizations do not do well, or as Lew Platt past-CEO of Hewlett-Packard said, “if only HP knew what HP knows, we would be three times more productive&#. That’s the key benefit of personal knowledge management, in my opinion. If each person can better manage knowledge creation and capture, then it becomes easier to share it. tools is that they are designed for knowledge-sharing as well.

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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

PLENK 2010

Harold Jarche

Tweet I was not able to attend any of the sessions at PLENK (Personal Learning Environments & Networked Knowledge) 2010, a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC), other than the one I facilitated on personal knowledge management.

curiosity yields insight

Harold Jarche

The core habit to successfully navigate the network era is curiosity. Curiosity about online sensemaking led me to Lilia Efimova’s research on personal knowledge management in 2004. The aim is to find a selection of practices that will work for each person.

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Reserve a seat for my webinar: In conversation with Harold Jarche

Jane Hart

Topic : PKM (Personal Knowledge Management): making sense of the Social Web. Harold helps organizations learn, work, and innovate in the network era. He has been described as “a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models”.

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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.

more than re-skilling

Harold Jarche

To a great extent PKM [personal knowledge management] is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides.

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“taking responsibility for our own work and learning”

Harold Jarche

“To a great extent PKM [personal knowledge management] is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides. I saw my blog as a platform to make implicit knowledge (e.g.

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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.

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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filter success

Harold Jarche

I was discussing filters last week during an interview on personal knowledge mastery which will be used to inform a program we are developing for a client organization, a large global corporation. The identification of knowledgeable people should be an important management function.

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PKM and Online Communities Workshops

Jane Hart

Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Workshop. PKM gives you a framework to develop a network of people and sources of information that you can draw from on a daily basis. Here are the details of two upcoming workshops and one free webinar at the Social Learning Centre.

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70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices

Charles Jennings

It’s important because research over the past 40 years at least has indicated that learning that occurs outside of formal classes and courses is not only more frequent but also generally more effective than its structured and ‘managed’ counterpart.

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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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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Variations on a theme of PKM

Harold Jarche

Personal knowledge management is not so much about creating knowledge but rather the development of conscious regular activities from which can emerge new knowledge. The knowledge artifacts created along the way are only as good as the use to which they are put.

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