learning, technology, work

Lynda Gratton’s “The Shift” – part 1 review

I’ve been reading Lynda Gratton‘s book The Shift and have a few observations now I’ve read the first two sections. The book is engagingly written and I particularly liked her use of the quilting metaphor to illustrate the subjectivity/ partiality of the construction of the scenarios used to generate a series of future personas. Also, of course, the digital assistants…

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learning, work

Social learning is …

A very interesting post here from Jane Hart on changes in organisation and linking that to changes in how learning can, should and [sometimes] is delivered as social learning. For me, its the comments that really make clear what she is meaning by social learning as a platform (in the not-necessarily-technology sense) for performance support where work processes and learning…

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learning, work

Collaboration is learning

I’ve recently been reading Building a Collaborative Enterprise in Harvard Business Review. Its an interesting article discussing hard systems (Capability Maturity Model) while emphasising more soft systems issues of common purpose, values, ethics of contribution and so on specifically in knowledge intensive firms as the basis for effective collaborative enterprises. They compare shared purpose as a basis for “trust and…

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Knowledge sharing

Spent a great day to day part-facilitating a workshop on knowledge management as part of a major change initiative at a utilities firm. The day was structured around a series of World Cafe sessions which worked really well with an engaged and engaging group of participants. Some really good and thoughtful discussions were had that will contribute to the knowledge…

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research, work

New activities

have recently got the news that we’ve secured funding for three projects funded through the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme including leading a transfer of innovation project. I presented at a UK National Agency information day on the project and the slides are here. The main point of the presentation was to discuss factors in writing successful applications but I…

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Workspace [09082011]

Untitled, a photo by eksploratore on Flickr. Trying to get to grips with everything on my plate just now … too much ….

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Interviewed

I’ve been interviewed here on knowledge management as an activity – that knowledge … Rather than being something solid, reliable and final, we’re better thinking of knowledge as conjecture being constantly tested and retested. The Knowledge Core blog is deservedly gaining attention as it discusses the nature the nature of knowledge management and how the discipline needs to change to…

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