Cultivating Communities of Practice

A Guide to Managing Knowledge

Author: Etienne Wenger,Richard Arnold McDermott,William Snyder

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781578513307

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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Today's marketplace is fueled by knowledge. Yet organizing systematically to leverage knowledge remains a challenge. Leading companies have discovered that technology is not enough, and that cultivating communities of practice is the keystone of an effective knowledge strategy. Communities of practice come together around common interests and expertise- whether they consist of first-line managers or customer service representatives, neurosurgeons or software programmers, city managers or home-improvement amateurs. They create, share, and apply knowledge within and across the boundaries of teams, business units, and even entire companies-providing a concrete path toward creating a true knowledge organization. InCultivating Communities of Practice, Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder argue that while communities form naturally, organizations need to become more proactive and systematic about developing and integrating them into their strategy. This book provides practical models and methods for stewarding these communities to reach their full potential-without squelching the inner drive that makes them so valuable. Through in-depth cases from firms such as DaimlerChrysler, McKinsey & Company, Shell, and the World Bank, the authors demonstrate how communities of practice can be leveraged to drive overall company strategy, generate new business opportunities, tie personal development to corporate goals, transfer best practices, and recruit and retain top talent. They define the unique features of these communities and outline principles for nurturing their essential elements. They provide guidelines to support communities of practice through their major stages of development, address the potential downsides of communities, and discuss the specific challenges of distributed communities. And they show how to recognize the value created by communities of practice and how to build a corporate knowledge strategy around them. Essential reading for any leader in today's knowledge economy, this is the definitive guide to developing communities of practice for the benefit-and long-term success-of organizations and the individuals who work in them. Etienne Wengeris a renowned expert and consultant on knowledge management and communities of practice in San Juan, California.Richard McDermottis a leading expert of organization and community development in Boulder, Colorado.William M. Snyderis a founding partner of Social Capital Group, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Eine Muster-Sprache

Städte, Gebäude, Konstruktion

Author: Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854095682

Category:

Page: 1272

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Der Seestern und die Spinne

die beständige Stärke einer kopflosen Organisation

Author: Ori Brafman,Rod A. Beckström

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527503452

Category: Decentralization in management

Page: 192

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Wenn man einer Spinne den Kopf abreißt, dann stirbt sie. Aber wenn man einem Seestern ein Bein abschneidet, dann wächst ihm ein neues. Und das andere Bein kann zu einem komplett neuen Seestern heranwachsen. Herkömmliche Organisationen, die auf Hierarchien fußen, sind wie Spinnen. Aber nun beginnen Seesternorganisationen, das Gesicht der Wirtschaft und der Welt zu verändern. Was ist die versteckte Macht hinter dem Erfolg von Wikipedia, Craigslist und Skype? Was haben eBay, General Electric mit der Anti-Sklavereibewegung und der Frauenrechtsbewegung gemeinsam? Welche Grundsatzentscheidung ließ General Motors und Toyota zwei ganz verschiedene Pfade beschreiten? Wieso kann ein siegreich beendetes Verfahren vor dem Obersten Gerichtshof der USA der größte Fehler sein, den MGM jemals gemacht hat? Ori Brafman und Rod A. Beckström bieten unverhoffte Antworten, mitreißende Geschichten und unglaubliche Verknüpfungen. In 'Der Seestern und die Spinne' behaupten sie, dass es zwei Kategorien von Organisationen gibt: traditionelle 'Spinnen', die starre Hierarchien und Befehlsketten von oben nach unten haben, und revolutionäre 'Seesterne', die sich auf die Macht von Beziehungen unter Gleichgestellten stützen. 'Der Seestern und die Spinne' erkundet, was passiert, wenn Seesterne gegen Spinnen kämpfen (so wie die Musikindustrie gegen Napster, Kazaa und alle ihre Nachfolger vorging). Das Buch zeigt, wie alteingesessene Unternehmen und Institutionen lernen, mit Prinzipien der Seesternorganisation erfolgreicher zu sein. Der Seestern und die Spinne ist eines der seltenen Bücher, das Ihr Verständnis der Welt komplett verändern wird.
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Digital Habitats

Stewarding Technology for Communities

Author: Etienne Wenger,Nancy White,John D. Smith

Publisher: CPsquare

ISBN: 0982503601

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

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Technology has changed what it means for communities to "be together." Digital tools are now part of most communities' habitats. This book develops a new literacy and language to describe the practice of stewarding technology for communities. Whether you want to ground your technology stewardship in theory and deepen your practice, whether you are a community leader or sponsor who wants to understand how communities and technology intersect, or whether you just want practical advice, this is the book for you.
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Learning in Landscapes of Practice

Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning

Author: Etienne Wenger-Trayner,Mark Fenton-O'Creevy,Steven Hutchinson,Chris Kubiak,Beverly Wenger-Trayner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317692535

Category: Education

Page: 168

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If the body of knowledge of a profession is a living landscape of practice, then our personal experience of learning can be thought of as a journey through this landscape. Within Learning in Landscapes of Practice, this metaphor is further developed in order to start an important conversation about the nature of practice knowledge, identity and the experience of practitioners and their learning. In doing so, this book is a pioneering and timely exploration of the future of professional development and higher education. The book combines a strong theoretical perspective grounded in social learning theories with stories from a broad range of contributors who occupy different locations in their own landscapes of practice. These narratives locate the book within different contemporary concerns such as social media, multi-agency, multi-disciplinary and multi-national partnerships, and the integration of academic study and workplace practice. Both scholarly, in the sense that it builds on prior research to extend and locate the concept of landscapes of practice, and practical because of the way in which it draws on multiple voices from different landscapes. Learning in Landscapes of Practice will be of particular relevance to people concerned with the design of professional or vocational learning. It will also be a valuable resource for students engaged in higher education courses with work-based elements.
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Communities of Practice

Critical Perspectives

Author: Jason Hughes,Nick Jewson,Lorna Unwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136234624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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This benchmark text provides an accessible yet critical introduction to the theory and application of communities of practice and their use in a diverse range of managerial and professional contexts, from education to human resource development. This book charts the development of the idea of communities of practice and explores the key relationship between learning and identity among: newcomers and ‘old timers’ male and female workers the low skilled and the high skilled professionals and managers adults and adolescents. Drawing on international empirical studies and adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this book is useful reading for all students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in work, employment, labour markets, learning, training or education.
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The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks

Author: Roel Rutten,Paul Benneworth,Dessy Irawati,Frans Boekema

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135130175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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The social dynamics of innovation networks captures the important role of trust, social capital, institutions and norms and values in the creation of knowledge in innovation networks. In doing so, this book connects to a long-standing debate on the socio-spatial context of innovation in economic geography, which is usually referred to as the Territorial Models of Innovation (TIMs) literature. This present volume breaks with the TIM literature in several important ways. In the first place, this book emphasizes the role of individual agency because individuals and their networks are increasingly recognized as the principal agents of knowledge creation. Secondly, this volume looks at space as a continuous field of opportunity rather than as bounded territory with a set of endowments, such as knowledge base and social capital. Although individually these elements are not new to the TIM literature, it has thus far failed to grasp their critical implication for studying the social dynamics of innovation networks. The approach to the socio-spatial context of innovation in this volume is summarized as Knowledge Economy 2.0. It emphasizes that human creativity is now the main source of economic value and that human creativity and knowledge creation is not an organized process within organizations, but happens bottom up in formal and informal professional and social networks of individuals that cut across multiple organizations.
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Knowledge Management for School Education

Author: Eric C. K. Cheng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812872337

Category: Education

Page: 83

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​This book introduces the application of knowledge management (KM) theories, practices, and tools in school organization for sustainable development. Schools in Asia Pacific have long faced a variety of challenges in terms of sustainable development under the education reforms and curriculum reforms to meet the demands of a knowledge society. Schools are inevitably expected to develop human capital for the knowledge society within the competitive global economy, and to interact with its policy environment and know how to leverage pedagogical knowledge. The high speed of expansion change and expansion of knowledge have dramatically influence the development of flexibility of teacher and school works. The nature of teacher work becomes increasingly less routine, more analytical, and disruptive yet often come with a sense of urgency and need to be more collaborative. Teachers not only require data and information, but also knowledge and experience of individual, they also need to collaborative task execution, decision making and problem solving. Helping school leaders and teachers to manage their knowledge and become “know how” to cope with the change is important.
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Die drei Fragen des hektischen Familienlebens

eine Leadership-Fabel über die wichtigste Organisation in unserem Leben

Author: Patrick Lencioni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527504508

Category:

Page: 221

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Als Ehemann und Vater von vier Söhnen weiß Unternehmensberater Patrick Lencioni aus eigener leidvoller Erfahrung, wie ein stressiges Familienleben aussieht - doch viel wichtiger noch: Er weiß, wie man effektiv damit umgeht. In Lencionis neuer Leadership-Fabel gibt es ein Wiedersehen mit Jude Cousins, dem jungen, aufstrebenden Consultant aus dem Buch Silos, Politik und Grabenkämpfe. An seinem Beispiel erfahren wir, wie schon einige einfache und praktische Werkzeuge ohne großen zeitlichen Aufwand helfen, weniger Stress und dafür mehr Übersichtlichkeit und Freude in das Familienleben zu bringen. Ein ernsthaftes Strategie-Meeting zwischen Windeln und Abwasch? Es mag etwas seltsam erscheinen, Management-Tools und Geschäftslösungen auf das Privatleben zu übertragen. Doch es lohnt sich! Schließlich ist die Familie auch nichts anderes als eine Organisation, und zwar die wichtigste in unserem Leben!
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Using Case Study in Education Research

Author: Lorna Hamilton,Connie Corbett-Whittier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271447

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This book provides an accessible introduction to using case studies. It makes sense of literature in this area, and shows how to generate collaborations and communicate findings. The authors bring together the practical and the theoretical, enabling readers to build expertise on the principles and practice of case study research, as well as engaging with possible theoretical frameworks. They also highlight the place of case study as a key component of educational research. With the help of this book, M-Level students, teacher educators and practitioner researchers will gain the confidence and skills needed to design and conduct a high quality case study. Dr Lorna Hamilton is a Senior Lecturer in Education Research at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Connie Corbett-Whittier is an Associate Professor of English and Humanities at Friends University, Topeka, Kansas. 'Drawing on a wide range of their own and others' experiences, the authors offer a comprehensive and convincing account of the value of case study in educational research. What comes across - quite passionately - is the way in which a case study approach can bring to life some of the complexities, challenges and contradictions inherent in educational settings. The book is written in a clear and lively manner and should be an invaluable resource for those teachers and students who are incorporating a case study dimension into their research work.' -Ian Menter, Professor of Teacher Education, University of Oxford 'This book is comprehensive in its coverage, yet detailed in its exposition of case study research. It is a highly interactive text with a critical edge and is a useful tool for teaching. It is of particular relevance to practitioner researchers, providing accessible guidance for reflective practice. It covers key matters such as: purposes, ethics, data analysis, technology, dissemination and communities for research. And it is a good read!' - Professor Anne Campbell, formerly of Leeds Metropolitan University 'This excellent book is a principled and theoretically informed guide to case study research design and methods for the collection, analysis and presentatin of evidence' - Professor Andrew Pollard, Institute of Education, University of London Research Methods in Education series: Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher. Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas. Other books in the series: - Qualitative Research in Education, Atkins and Wallace - Action Research in Education, McAteer - Ethnography in Education, Mills and Morton For more about the series and additional resources visit the BERA/SAGE series page here.
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Das weise Herz

Die universellen Prinzipien buddhistischer Psychologie

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641160561

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 576

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Das neue große Buch des Erfolgsautors und berühmten buddhistischen Lehrers Schlägt man ein grundlegendes Buch über den Buddhismus auf, erwartet man als Erstes den Hinweis auf das allem Leben zugrunde liegende Leiden. Nicht so bei Jack Kornfield. Im Ursprung, schreibt er, liegt die Würde, die unser tiefstes Wesen ausmacht. Sie entstammt unserer Verbundenheit mit allem Lebendigen, die die Wurzel jedes wahrhaftigen Mitgefühls ist. Seine Vision des Buddhismus offenbart ein absolut positives und ermutigendes Menschenbild. Kornfield versteht den Buddhismus als großartiges psychologisches Konzept und nicht als ab- und ausgrenzende Religion. „Das weise Herz“ ist ein machtvolles Buch der Heilung und zugleich eine Laudatio auf Buddha als den größten Heiler. Es widerlegt überzeugend die Auffassung, dass über den 2500 Jahre alten Buddhismus nichts wirklich Neues und Aufregendes mehr geschrieben werden kann. „Das weise Herz“ ist Kornfields Meisterwerk und dürfte bald nach seinem Erscheinen einen Platz unter den zeitlosen Klassikern des Genres behaupten. • Jack Kornfield gehört mit dem Dalai Lama und Thich Nhat Hanh zu den ganz großen buddhistischen Lehrern • Erstmalige Darstellung des Buddhismus als eines großartigen Systems positiver Psychologie
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Wide Welcome

How the Unsettling Presence of Newcomers Can Save the Church

Author: Jessicah Krey Duckworth

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451426259

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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While most churches offer 'new member classes' and genuinely seek to welcome visitors, too often the end result is a rush to assimilate the newcomer into formal membership and all of the invitations to participation in committees, choirs, or fellowship groups that go along with it. In Wide Welcome, Jessicah Krey Duckworth presents the stark differences between the established congregation, which cares for current members and congregational identity, and the disestablished one, intentionally equipped to facilitate the encounter between new and established members. The disestablished congregations, she says, gains purpose and identity in the task of relating to the newcomer, and by doing so engages the world in powerful new ways. By intentionally extending the time of newcomer inquiry and allowing their questions, insights, and experiences to reverberate through the entire congregation both they and the church are changed.
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Making Sense of Theory and Practice in Early Childhood

The Power of Ideas

Author: Tim Waller,Judy Whitmarsh,Karen Clarke

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335242480

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This accessible book demystifies the links between theory and practice for those studying in the field of early childhood. The book encourages those new to research to develop their investigations as straightforward narrative accounts of the phenomenon that they are investigating.
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Der achtsame Therapeut

Ein Leitfaden für die Praxis

Author: Daniel J. Siegel

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641068797

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Studien belegen, dass die Gegenwärtigkeit und Achtsamkeit des Therapeuten zentral für den Behandlungserfolg sind. Dr. med. Daniel Siegel, Autor des hochgelobten Buches »Das achtsame Gehirn«, eröffnet einen neuartigen Zugang zu therapeutischer Arbeit, der die Art und Weise, wie wir Therapie verstehen, in den kommenden Jahren revolutionieren wird. Wie Therapie Erfolg hat Wichtiges Grundlagenwerk für die therapeutische Praxis Von einem der renommiertesten Gehirnforscher weltweit
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Teaching in Further Education

An Outline of Principles and Practice

Author: L. B. Curzon,Jonathan Tummons

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441107045

Category: Education

Page: 488

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Jonathan Tummons has sensitively updated Curzon's long-established Teaching in Further Education, ensuring that not only does this new edition provide the academically rigorous approach of previous editions but it also offers an up to date guide to current practice and research. Topics covered include: - Theories of learning - The teaching-learning process - Instructional techniques - Assessment and evaluation - Intelligence and ability This is the complete guide for those training to work in the Further Education sector.
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Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy E-Book

Author: Edward A. S. Duncan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050644

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This book is the companion volume to Duncan: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 5e and provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. It is designed to be a "basic and beyond" text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians. The sections cover the following essential skills for effective occupational therapy practice: clinical skills, management and leadership skills, evidence-based and research skills, and thinking, judgement and decision-making skills. Links theory and evidence-base, and is also practical Each chapter follows same basic structure (same format as Foundations) Each chapter contains practical examples and/or vignettes New addition of highlight boxes in each chapter gives the main points in bullet format for ease of access to students new to the area Well referenced
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Community Engagement 2.0?: Dialogues on the Future of the Civic in the Disrupted University

Author: Scott L. Crabill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137441062

Category: Education

Page: 118

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As higher education is disrupted by technology and takes place less and less on campus, what does meaningful community engagement look like? How can it continue to enrich learning? In Community Engagement 2.0? , Crabill and Butin convene a dialogue: five writers set out theoretical and practical considerations, five more discuss the issues raised.
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Der flexible Mensch

die Kultur des neuen Kapitalismus

Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442755769

Category: Labor

Page: 223

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