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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Kultur der Digitalität

Author: Felix Stalder

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518736175

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Referentialität, Gemeinschaftlichkeit und Algorithmizität sind die charakteristischen Formen der Kultur der Digitalität, in der sich immer mehr Menschen, auf immer mehr Feldern und mithilfe immer komplexerer Technologien an der Verhandlung von sozialer Bedeutung beteiligen (müssen). Sie reagieren so auf die Herausforderungen einer chaotischen, überbordenden Informationssphäre und tragen zu deren weiterer Ausbreitung bei. Dies bringt alte kulturelle Ordnungen zum Einsturz und Neue sind bereits deutlich auszumachen. Felix Stalder beleuchtet die historischen Wurzeln wie auch die politischen Konsequenzen dieser Entwicklung. Die Zukunft, so sein Fazit, ist offen. Unser Handeln bestimmt, ob wir in einer postdemokratischen Welt der Überwachung und der Wissensmonopole oder in einer Kultur der Commons und der Partizipation leben werden.
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ManagementWissen

Was Leader erfolgreich macht

Author: Markus Sulzberger,Robert J. Zaugg

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658187786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 506

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Renommierte Autoren, die der SGO Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Organisation und Management und der SGO Stiftung seit vielen Jahren in Forschungsprojekten verbunden sind, beschäftigen sich in diesem Buch mit aktuellen Themen, Herausforderungen und Problemstellungen des Managements. Fundiert und praxisorientiert wird eine Vielzahl relevanter Themen aus den Bereichen Management, Organisation, Leadership, Personal- und Innovationsmanagement diskutiert. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei die Frage, wie die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis gestaltet werden kann, um aktiv Mehrwert zu schaffen und den heutigen und zukünftigen Herausforderungen gerecht zu werden.
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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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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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The Social Dynamics of Innovation Networks

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135130175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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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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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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Spaß am Widerstand

Learning to Labour

Author: Paul E. Willis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886194896

Category:

Page: 310

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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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Organisationales Lernen

Wettbewerbsvorteil der Zukunft

Author: Gilbert J. B. Probst

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322860248

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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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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Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children

Author: Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers,Mark D. Weist

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306485443

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

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Children live in a world of ever-increasing stress factors, including global terrorism, pervasive exposure to violence, increasing substance use, and economic and social instability. To help them maneuver successfully through such a challenging world to adulthood, community-based resilience interventions are becoming more important than ever. Currently, resilience-based interventions are expanding to examine not only the internal strengths children and adolescents bring to a variety of situations, but also to explore how to leverage community and family resources in the context of a culturally diverse world. Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children reviews a variety of innovative approaches and actions that can be used at the community level to promote resilience in children and adolescents. Key themes throughout the book focus on how to: Shift the paradigm from illness to strengths and health. Assess and improve environments to minimize harmful influences and increase protection. Adapt to and build on strengths of cultural and linguistic variation in an increasingly diverse society. Move toward collaborative approaches that involve youth, families, schools, and community members who partner at all levels of program conception, implementation, evaluation, and improvement. For researchers, clinicians, and students, Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children will be an essential tool in their efforts to promote the health and success of youth.
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Knowledge Networks

Innovation Through Communities of Practice

Author: Paul M. Hildreth,Chris Kimble

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591402018

Category: Computers

Page: 330

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This book draws on the experience of people who have worked with CoPs and presents their combined wisdom in a form that is accessible to a wide audience. CoPs are examined from a practica view. The book also examines the benefits that CoPs can bring to an organization, provides a number of case studies, lessons learned and sets of guidelines. It also looks at virtual CoPs and to the future by asking 'what next?'
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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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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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Alles, was du tun kannst für dein Glück

Übungen für Körper, Seele und Geist

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180381X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Glück ist ganz einfach. Und jeder kann es lernen. Ganz im Augenblick leben, das ist der Schlüssel. Wie das geht - im Alltag? Thich Nhat Hanh zeigt es, zugänglich, praktisch und übersichtlich. Wahres Glück, echte tiefe Freude, Herzensruhe lassen sich einüben. Hier und jetzt. Jeden Tag. Beim Gehen, Sitzen, Arbeiten, Essen - bei allem, was wir tun. Nicht nur der Alltag, das ganze Leben wird sich ändern.
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