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 we need is to exercise personal knowledge management, or PKM. PKM is distinct from organizational knowledge management, which is widely used today. Personal knowledge management is, above all else, personal.

Knowledge. Defining the Problem. Somewhat.

The E-Learning Curve

Knowledge is a kind of cognitive or conceptual dark matter that we know must exist, but measuring and quantifying it, and demonstrating it is a complex business Knowledge. Tags: e-learning corporate knowledge definition of elearning definition of knowledge elearning KB KM knowledge ecosystem Knowledge Management knowledge worker

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture.

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Taking Stock and Making Choices: Working from home and other such stuff

ID Reflections

Mostly, business as usual at work and crisis situations at home took my time and attention. To be connected to colleagues and co-workers, be in office as much as possible. Work —complex knowledge work requires solitude as well as collaboration. If anyone reading this is a knowledge worker and is thinking about working from home, read Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's Flow. Are you a knowledge worker working from home? Knowledge Management Reflection

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The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

He writes: “I thought I had made a sound business case for investing more in informal learning, but few organizations changed their ways. Most have simply tried to manage informal learning – in an LMS or other learning platform – usually as part of a blended learning solution – believing it is simply about providing training in the form of informational rather than instructional resources.

Gurteen Knowledge Letter celebrates 10th birthday

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

David Gurteen has written his “Knowledge Letter&# every month for the last ten years. I’ve followed David’s adventures in Knowledge Management for years. David has been a major influence on my views of knowledge management. The Gurteen Knowledge-Letter is a free monthly e-mail based KM newsletter for Knowledge Workers. It is sponsored by the Knowledge Management Forum of the Henley Business School, Oxfordshire, England.

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I Believe in the Value of Working out Loud

Tom Spiglanin

Are we afraid to share rough drafts and work in progress, or are we just too busy? In organizations comprised largely of knowledge workers, each with unique responsibilities, tasks may not follow reproducible processes, just as every artist’s creation is unique. Still, every worker’s current activity uses skills developed through past experience, draws upon his or her whole knowledge base, and has some relationship with past and future work of the organization.

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Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

Over the next two decades we can expect the knowledge of the world to be digitalised, with an exponential rise in user-generated content, "wise-crowd" application and open innovation applications." Managers and leaders have to don the hats of coaches and mentors for organizations to become learning organizations that adapt and move with the tide. L&D will transform organizations to become “social” organizations by facilitating PKM and community management.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

A process to be mandated by management/supervisors/organizations with defined rules. The 9:00 am to 5:00 pm notion of work is all but vanishing, at least for the knowledge workers. The baby boomers are retiring taking their tacit knowledge and experience with them. Disruptive business models are upending traditional org structures.

Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

A culture that provides access to other people who support learning in a wide variety of ways Easy access to materials that support learning Skills in utilizing electronic tools to manage learning. In other words, possibly supporting ongoing learning to build management skills for a group of new managers. As I've said many times, for concept workers work and learning are inseparable. For workplace learning, this is a critical role of the line manager.

Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong!

Tony Karrer

I've been slowly making my way through Thomas Davenport's book Thinking for a Living - How to Get Better Performance and Results from Knowledge Workers. Partisans of blogging argue that there are many potential business applications of the technology (and they discuss these applications in their blogs!). Bill Ives argues that his own blog is really a vehicle for managing his own personal knowledge.

4 Ways L&D Can Maximize Learning Technology for Hyper-Connected Learners

Instilled

The modern workforce is connected through an ecosystem comprised of business tools and learning technologies — like learning experience systems — and even personal devices. A constant state of connection has grown increasingly common, especially for knowledge workers. Because of its on-demand consumability, microlearning can elevate productivity and performance—delivering concise, targeted learning content designed to close gaps in skills and knowledge.

Your First Steps to Adopting ‘Learning in the Flow of Work’

WhatFix

Also, at a time when the average knowledge worker is struggling to set aside time (just five minutes per day) for formal learning, the traditional learning system is quite redundant. . And they start avoiding traditional corporate learning solutions (such as the learning management systems). . Or suppose she is worried about how to ace a new business pitch demo?

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

But there was another significant trend in the answers… Learning and Work Converge In a world where Knowledge Work and Learning is Inseparable , finding ways to support and improve work is the same as finding ways to support and improve learning. Jay Cross in Ten Years After puts it: In a knowledge society, learning is the work. Isn't that the definition of management. The main objective of the new training department is to enable knowledge to flow in the organization.

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. His words were dirty; mine are bad for business. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. You think of improving skills and increasing knowledge. They are workers first, and learners second. Knowledge management may be two words, but it’s a single concept.

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A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

In the past, the notion that knowledge is power meant people were expected to learn and remember what they learned in order to act. In today’s world where knowledge generation is increasing and half-life is shortening at an alarming rate, access to knowledge is where the power truly lies. analysis, at least 80 percent of companies acknowledge a critical need to redesign their traditional structure to create a network of experts for better, faster business decisions.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Business Casual , May 16, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? May 19, 2009 25 Tools: A Toolbox for Learning Professionals 2009 , May 19, 2009 The End in Mind " A Post-LMS Manifesto , May 8, 2009 Micro-blogging at Work , May 30, 2009 Using Elgg as as Social Learning platform , May 2, 2009 Learning with 'e's: e-Learning 3.0 , May 4, 2009 Does technology change the nature of knowledge?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. The role of the learning leader is shifting from being a program manager to a solution architect. In the Business of Learning , publishers clearly needed to think about how they might go after specialized tools and content that meet particular industry or audience needs games and simulations web 2.0

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 12/29/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

I also had a chat a few days ago with a Wall Street Journal reporter who is researching an article on knowledge worker productivity. I said yes, and mouthed the old Peter Drucker chestnut that "making knowledge work productive is the greatest economic challenge of this century." Workforce Unprepared for Knowledge Economy, Author Warns - Heartland Institute. Knowledge Management - Creating A Sustainable Yellow Pages System. Was Drucker Wrong? -

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

PKM in a nutshell - Learning and Working on the Web , March 22, 2010 Personal Knowledge Management: A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information. Social Media for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , March 30, 2010 Lot s of information on different social media tools that knowledge workers should know about. It is imperative that an assessment item actually measure knowledge and potential performance. Best of eLearning Learning.

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009 How to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?”.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

I sensed that learning and knowledge management were converging and invited bloggers form both sides to get together at the Tidehouse to share viewpoints and guzzle beer. Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0. The mid-1990s saw a knowledge-sharing culture at E&Y that guided behaviors, activities, and goals and was viewed as a competitive advantage.

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Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Machine-age managers complained when employees had downtime because they were in training. Learning is the business. That bears repeating: In the Information Age, learning is the business. Every business has a life cycle. Businesses are born, they grow, they prosper, they mature, they taper off, they die. These “strategic inflection points,” as Andy Grove calls these transitional moments, arrive when conditions change and existing businesses do not adapt.

Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

They are coming out of budget meetings feeling less like “executioners” ready to cut payroll and more like “executors,” ready to execute learning and knowledge management strategies in support of growth. Barger’s interesting, and even somewhat controversial, stance about the company’s customer service crewmembers involves viewing these employees not as service agents, but as knowledge workers. That means understanding the business, but also understanding the culture.”.

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The year’s top posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” ” Knowledge. How writing a blog can make you a better manager.

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been busy, as well. JSB on the roots of informal learning - Internet Time , September 5, 2010 Informal Learning begins with these words: “THIS IS A BOOK about knowledge workers, twenty-first-century business, and informal learning. Knowledge Management Contexts: Peter Drucker is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Social Networking: A Platform for Training New Managers Online? Management (147).

Best of Working Smarter Daily this year

Jay Cross

The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” ” Knowledge. How writing a blog can make you a better manager. ‘I often think back to my days as a line manager. have an iPad but wouldn’t dream of using it for research, note taking, writing or business. 5 characteristics of how Knowledge Workers like to learn at work JANE HART | THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013.

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Even in organisations where L&D priorities are closely aligned with business priorities there’s plenty of head-room for improvement. If there was a perfect assessment system, someone could just prove what they know, regardless of how they gained the knowledge. Free as in Freedom , April 15, 2010 A few days back I was witness to a debate where we were discussing if the choice of tools really mattered when selecting a knowledge platform. Best of eLearning Learning.

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. The accelerating rate of change in business forces everyone in every organization to make a choice: learn while you work or become obsolete. Old-style training enraged many managers because it was separate from work. It needn’t be this way, particularly since knowledge work and learning are nearly indistinguishable. Industrial age workers created value in factories. The Business Case.

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43 Great eLearning Posts and 5 Hot Topics Including Google Buzz and iPad

eLearning Learning Posts

E-Learning along the curve: adapting to knowledge workers learning needs - The E-Learning Curve , February 18, 2010 Formally-structured approaches to learning are best deployed to novices in the relevant discipline or skill area. Sensing and Thinking - Learning and Working on the Web , February 16, 2010 Tim Kastelle (a great source of knowledge on innovation) discusses how it’s better to have a good idea than a large network to fire off any old idea.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

More and more, learning management system companies are seeing the need to expand their solutions beyond a learning environment where classes and courses are the center of activity. Reviewed: Social networking services (corporate learning applications): To identify experts on a topic – most “knowledge” exists in the heads of employees; To reduce the time to find connections and answers to questions; extend relationships beyond traditional classroom instruction and e-learning courses.