Dedication and determination, in the name of CoP’s


Communities of practice are cool again in my corner of the world. They were always around, but it seems they really are coming back in a big way. From the recent Knowledge Management for Development Journal issue on the topic of CoPs, to the couple of projects that are instating communities of practice in my […]

KM and politics… an agile ‘House of Cards’?


If you haven’t yet taken a peek at ‘House of Cards’, just do it! It’s a fabulous series! Non-compromising, eerily and scarily realistic, and as sharp as its main contender ‘Game of Thrones‘ is, bar the physical violence and fountains of hemoglobin… Just have a look: Where’s the connection with agile knowledge management and learning? […]

Assessing, measuring, monitoring knowledge (and KM): Taking stock


Been a while since I last properly ‘took stock’ of a specific topic in my knowledge garden. The last one about storytelling. But I’ve recently been working again on one of my pet topics: assessing knowledge work, so a good stock-taking exercise will be really handy for upcoming work, and hopefully for you too! Knowledge […]

I WANT (YOU) TO CHANGE! Yes but how?


There’s a lot written about change, change processes, change management, behaviour change, social change etc. This week again Chris Collison was wondering about what’s stopping us from putting knowledge into action, or in other words, from knowing to changing. This is a bit of an attempt to synthesise the pathways to personal (behaviour) change. What […]

From evil-inflexible to fantastic-elastic, the not-so-simple shades of willingness to change


In an era of change, it seems very easy and almost officially appropriate to criticise the resistance to change (1) of some people, or simply their need for structure, their uninspired inflexibility. On the other hand, it seems indicated to praise the elasticity of others’ minds – the liquid minds – as they are naturals […]