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my pkm story

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It has been over 10 years that I have examined, practiced, and developed models for personal knowledge management/mastery. PKM shifts responsibility. Creativity, learning or desire to help others cannot be controlled, so knowledge workers need to be intrinsically motivated to deliver quality results. By late 2009, I described PKM as our part of the learning contract.

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PKM in 2013

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“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. ” Knowledge. Gaining knowledge is much messier than that. Seek : Sense : Share.

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A theoretical model for PKM

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My focus on PKM developed after an initial personal need and then increased when I saw how personal knowledge management could help others. Cheong, Cheong, KF 2011, ‘ The roles and values of personal knowledge management ‘, DBA thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW – now adds some solid research to the field. Image: PKM Roles & Values by K.F.

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PKM: the basic unit of social business

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The main benefits for networked organizations do not lie in the outcome from teams, but in individual knowledge acquisition, in the ability to connect with the right people and to access the right information at the right time. The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces. Teams are for sports, not knowledge work.

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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. If you are a knowledge worker then this workshop can give you a head start in better managing what you know and where to find it so you can get things done. PKM Social learning Webinar workshop


PKM workshop 2013

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A number of people have requested that I run another Personal Knowledge Management workshop, so the next online PKM workshop is now scheduled for 21 Jan – 15 Feb 2013 through the Social Learning Centre. What is becoming obvious is that the skills addressed in PKM are seen as important to many managers, knowledge workers, and practitioners in a wide array of disciplines.


Social Media for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

tools to improve your performance as a knowledge worker. That said, I thought it would be worthwhile for me to collect a few of the resources that provide good starting points that can help Knowledge Workers improve their performance using Social Media. Last week I had a presentation around using Social Media and Web 2.0 One of the questions that always comes up is: How do I find more information to help me get started? The answer is that this information is a bit hard to come by. This was a major reason that I started down the path with Work Literacy.


PKM: aggregate, filter, connect

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Knowledge Squared equals Power Squared, says Craig Thomler : However the knowledge hoarding model begins to fail when it becomes cheap and easy to share and when the knowledge required to complete a task exceeds an individual’s capability to learn in the time available. In 1986 the answer was typically about 75%. You cannot control serendipity.

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

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It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency. future_of_work informal learning pkm PLN wol workingoutloud Workplace LearningWhat are some of the compelling reasons that will make me do so?

Why do I need KM?

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” This illuminates an observation made by Thierry deBaillon , which I have often quoted, “The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” Collaborative knowledge work must be coupled with cooperative knowledge sharing. PKM is based on playfully seeking knowledge, not task-driven searching.

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Sense-making for success

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Even so-called knowledge workers were being regularly downsized, as the corporations called it.  A lot of work was getting automated but a few creative, and lucky, people became almost overnight successes. Whether you call yourself a knowledge artisan or are just trying to keep up with your profession, you have to take charge of your own learning and development.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Her work with various companies like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks and Future Group has given her a width of experience that spans instructional design, workplace learning strategy, knowledge management, social learning and community management, and people development. and others. THE INTERVIEW: 1. How has the journey been so far? Idealistic? Probably! Possible?

learning and the future of work

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The last personal knowledge mastery in 40 days online workshop for 2015 started this week. Both complex and creative work require greater implicit knowledge. Implicit knowledge, unlike explicit knowledge, is difficult to codify and standardize. Implicit knowledge is best developed through conversations and social relationships. This is what PKM is all about.

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Engaging Knowledge Artisans

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For example, working and learning out loud in online social networks significantly change the flow of knowledge and influence power structures. Personal knowledge mastery is a foundational discipline needed to work in digital communities and networks so that personal know-how continuously feeds organizational knowledge. PKM Wirearchy Swiss Army Knife for the Network Era.

PKM: our part of the social learning contract

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With social learning, everyone contributes to collective knowledge and this in turn can make  organizations and society more effective in dealing with problems. How does personal knowledge management relate to social learning? PKM is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information, observations and ideas. Why is social learning important?

Only people can let knowledge flow

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The knowledge sharing paradox is that while sharing our knowledge is good for the organization, each individual has to see a personal benefit as well. The more the enterprise directs knowledge-sharing, the less likely it will happen. Helen Blunden neatly sums up what can happen to those who freely share their knowledge. One aim of PKM is to connect learning and work.

digital transformation skills

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Oscar Berg has further developed his digital collaboration canvas that describes nine capabilities required for collaborative knowledge work. Less control, and more democracy, is required in order to foster the trusted relationships necessary for knowledge workers to both cooperate and collaborate. This is personal knowledge mastery. Management PKM SocialLearning

The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

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Simple standards facilitated with a light touch, enables knowledge workers to capture, interpret and share their knowledge. Personal knowledge management is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. Merely being well-read is not enough to be knowledgeable, as possibly first noted by Socrates.

Activate your knowledge

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PKM is much more than processing information. Most of all, PKM is a framework to actually do knowledge work. It is a framework that helps move from an awareness of knowledge to activation of its use in the context of getting work done. Activation of knowledge happens in the context of tasks and so the cycle continues. PKM is completely contextual.

Understanding Blogging for Knowledge Workers

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Lilia introduced me to the concept of personal knowledge management. Here is my first attempt at explaining PKM in action and this is my latest. Lilia is finishing her dissertation on the blogging practices of knowledge workers and has summarized her conclusions. Blogs are now mainstream and it’s no longer necessary to explain what one is. Picture by Lilia Efimova.


Knowledge Management for Decision Memories

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This is Big Knowledge Management , leveraging the power of enterprise software platforms to store decision, process, and event memories. Recording and sharing our knowledge on a regular basis is what Little Knowledge Management is about, as it focuses on providing ways for groups to try new methods safely. ” PKM helps to put your maps out there for others to see.

Work Out Loud Week

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Sharing complex knowledge requires trust, but developing trusted knowledge networks does not happen over night. It requires a combination of actively engaged knowledge workers, using effective communications tools, all within a supportive organizational structure. In this environment, sense-making and knowledge-sharing become critical skills.

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“They don’t want to train people on the job anymore”

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Also, as more work becomes contractual or part-time, workers have to take up the slack where company training used to offer some professional development. The popularity of our  PKM Workshop also indicates that people want to take control of their professional development and only need a safte place to start. PKM SocialLearning WorkCandidates are left to fend for themselves.”

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Shifting responsibility by taking responsibility

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Knowledge workers collectively make the relationship capital that creates value in the network era. They need to be not just knowledgeable, but creative as well. Knowledge workers need to take control of their networked learning. We need to build our own knowledge networks; seeking out others, sense-making, and sharing. This is PKM’s strength.

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Innovation is not a repeatable process

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” This is why I think personal knowledge management is so important. PKM promotes unique, individual ways of sense-making, while still sharing amongst peers and colleagues. In my writing on PKM for the past eight years, I have stayed away from prescriptive methods on purpose. want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes. Innovation PKM

Finding the time for networked learning

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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. Informal Learning NetworkedLearning PKM SocialLearningFind information.

human networks connect through empathy

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As Lilia Efimova understood the two-way challenge of PKM with blogs in 2004, today we have to deal with the dual-edged sword of a networked mediated world. “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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Tweet Part of Personal Knowledge Management is seeking sources of knowledge (Seek-Sense-Share). Wolfgang Reinhardt has looked at knowledge workers, researchers in particular, and examined how they can be aware in their fields of expertise. How many of these are done on a regular basis, and with some degree of consistency, in knowledge-intensive organizations?

I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

The answer lies across several domains of a knowledge worker’s practice. These are good practices that help us grow our knowledge, but what we really need are mindful, disciplined processes for managing it on a daily basis.  What What we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. Three Key Components of PKM. Capturing Knowledge.

Knowledge sharing paradox revisited

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The knowledge sharing paradox is that enterprise social tools can constrain what they are supposed to enhance. People will freely share their knowledge if they remain in control of it because knowledge is a very personal thing. Knowledge workers care about what they need to get work done, but do they care about the organizational knowledge base?

Resetting learning and work

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Our informal learning needs will continue to grow, as  Robert Kelley showed over a 20-year CMU study of knowledge workers. He asked: “What percentage of the knowledge you need to do your job is stored in your own mind?”. But managing oneself requires new and unprecedented things from the individual, and especially from the knowledge worker. 1986 ~ 75%. 1997 ~ 20%.

Net Work Skills

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As knowledge workers, we are like actors — only as good as our last performance. This erosion in perceived and conferred expertise means that professionals have to become learners themselves and follow the flow of the ever-expanding bodies of knowledge related to their fields. They are more open to learning and to expanding their knowledge. Active Most of us are not.

Personal Knowledge Mastery

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PKM for me was initially a way to keep my professional development costs as low as possible. My new workshop, PKM in 40 Days , beginning on 31 March is a more structured approach to start your practice. My PKM workshops have evolved over time. After ten years of incubation, 150 posts, several papers and articles; PKM and our workshops have matured, as my writing has.

Riding the Current by Finding the Right Crew

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In Riding the Current: How to deal with the daily deluge of data, Madelyn Blair provides an excellent manual for knowledge workers, managers, and executives. The advice and insight in this book is the closest that I have seen that aligns with my PKM Seek > Sense > Share framework. Books PKM They are like mavens. They understand our work or life context.

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