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. Three Key Components of PKM. Sharing Knowledge.

Introduction to PKM Workshop & FREE Webinar

Jane Hart

PKM: A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world & work more effectively.”. Supporting self-managed learners with their Personal Knowledge Management is going to be a key new skill for workplace learning professionals in a social business.

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The Simple Shift

ESN personal knowledge management PKM Social Business #socialbusiness #socialOrg ESnI know full well that in enterprise social-land the idea of not using every function would be criminal to many. For them it’s just been assumed to be necessary or at least the ESN vendors like to make you think so. For the powers that be, closed groups contain specific people (executives perhaps), initiatives not ready […].

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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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30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 17: Trainers Helping Trainers

Learning Rebels

When asked about informal learning and how they progressed their own knowledge of the training industry, the room got silent. The people in my group all admitted they are update within the business industry, but not training. Of course, we can’t just march into a business and start a search and rescue. This where leadership needs to provide coaching and mentoring to team members, encouraging people on their team to build knowledge blocks.

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Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

The table below captures the shifts as I see it: I have been writing about social and collaborative learning, the importance of communities of practices and networked learning skills like building one’s PLN and PKM for some time now. All the management framework and operational processes have been honed and polished to increase productivity and to bring about standardization. L&D and business need to be constantly vigilant.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

Although the advent of e-technology in the late 1990s changed businesses into e-businesses, this was essentially about automating existing business thinking and practices. Although a “social business” is powered by new social technologies, it is not the technology itself that makes the difference, it’s not about layering social approaches on the old industrial age thinking, but a fresh, new mindset and approach to working and learning. Management.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

Reserve a seat for my webinar: In conversation with Harold Jarche

Jane Hart

Topic : PKM (Personal Knowledge Management): making sense of the Social Web. He has been described as “a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models”. People have connected with Harold over the past decade, through his blog and consulting practices, for innovative ideas on leadership, social business, and collaboration. Here are Harold’s Delicious links about PKM.

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12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

As I showed in my recent blog post , there are some big differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social/collaborative business. 1 – moving from a focus on organising and managing training (which includes e-learning and blended learning) FOR others, to helping individuals and teams address their OWN performance problems. Want to find out more about PKM, then the Personal Knowledge Management workshop runs through September.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

As it is, they will never again be able to keep up with the fast speed of business and provide everything everyone needs to know in a timely fashion, so it makes good commonsense to do so. It will not be about designing personalised training nor managing people’s learning for them , but rather supporting their own personal learning strategies. Use Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) techniques as a continuous process of seeking, sense-making and sharing.

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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.

L&D needs New Skills

ID Reflections

While we would love to think that employees will--seeing the looming complexities and unpredictability of work today--become self-driven, autonomous learners keen to acquire all the skills and knowledge required, this is not what usually happens. And this is for multiple reasons—the most important being fear of failure and making mistakes closely followed by that dreaded encounter with their managers.

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What Makes a MOOC a MOOC?

ID Reflections

Employees are rejecting them; L&D is desperately trying to prove the ROI of these programs while employees are finding their own means of acquiring the required skills and knowledge. They are using various tools for PKM ( Personal Knowledge Management ) and taking onus of their own learning. Refer to Harold Jarche’ blog for a deeper understanding of PKM. Knowledge sharing is actively encouraged, facilitated, and rewarded.

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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.

L&D's New Hatrack

ID Reflections

In the light of these transformations and disruptions, It is glaringly evident that L&D departments can no longer function the way they used to, at least not if they want to be relevant and be a business partner to the organizations. This necessitates individuals to practice Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) and build their Personal Learning Networks (PLN). This is directly tied to the skills of community management and facilitation of virtual collaboration.

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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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Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

Learning can only be managed by the individual in whose head the learning is occurring. Of course external factors – such as other people (especially your manager and your team), technology, prevailing culture, general ‘environmental’ factors, and a range of different elements – can support, facilitate, encourage, and help your learning occur faster, better, with greater impact and so on. But they can’t manage the learning process for you.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet." - Wikipedia The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change--in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects.

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The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. It empowers learners to build their personal learning networks (PLN) and personal knowledge management (PKM) by leveraging technology to connect a distributed and diverse workforce. It is in communities that knowledge is exchanged and challenges solved.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

ID Reflections

This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. It empowers learners to build their personal learning networks (PLN) and personal knowledge management (PKM) by leveraging technology to connect a distributed and diverse workforce. It is in communities that knowledge is exchanged and challenges solved.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences.

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Ten People Every Learning Pro Should Know

Mike Taylor

One good way to manage Twitter and avoid being overwhelmed by it all is to use lists. You´ve just plugged into an Instant workplace learning fountain of knowledge. Harold Jarche – Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is an important skill that every professional should have. John Hagel is a top voice on 21st-century information-age institutional leadership and important concepts including accessing and working with knowledge flows.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. 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.

Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

The month started with a survey, reported in Social Business News, that showed that Professionals spend 40% of their time in online peer communities. N early 80% of respondents participate in online groups to help others by sharing information and experiences; 66% participate in a professional community of colleagues and peers; 41% participate in groups to be seen as someone knowledgeable.”

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. Recently, I read two posts that to me reflected the changing nature of work — from divergently different perspectives.

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

This sounds a lot like a personal learning environment, personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal work and learning environment (PWLE) and PIM. Tool Sets are Personal A caveat that I make in every presentation on this topic is that studies of personal information management repeatedly show that tool sets and methods for personal work and learning are personal. We are all too busy.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

They require the sharing of tacit knowledge, which cannot easily be put into a manual. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. Without trust, few people are willing to share their knowledge. Gautam Ghosh’s post on How Organizational Culture is the Key to Social Business Success is a succinct summary of the key points.

Learning Management Systems Flash Technology - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

The Business Case for Measurement of Learning Thursday, August 06, 2009. Realism also adds credibility to a training course, which is quite important to the busy, cynical, or tired employee. Personal in Personal Knowledge Management - eLearning Technology , July 22, 2009 Great dialog between Harold Jarche and Stephen Downes around Harold’s PKM process … Stephen Downes wrote in response: … what does the concept of a ‘method’ here imply?

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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Collecting Knowledge and Learning - 3/4/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

DIY discussions and some prior posts around PKM and Personal Learning. The focus is upon managing what is currently known, rather than creating new information and knowledge-based services, tools, ventures and businesses. Most knowledge management processes are missing an explicit knowledge exploitation stage. New Meme - Media I Consume - How about a change? eLearning Technology.

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Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

It might encompass the entire process one followed when managing client expectation or the approach one took to learn about sketch-noting and implement the learning. I have tried to combine a couple of blog posts into these presentations: L&D Re-imagined – 21st Century Workplace Learning and Community Management – Towards a Learning Organization. I find various boards on topics as disparate as social business to visual thinking very useful.

Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

If the diversity is valued, then the pedagogy must do away from its ‘one size fits all’ approach, and accept that the twenty first century of globalisation demands a different understanding of knowledge use and that this has implications for the use of technology. Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) skills. It could be a neat way to make sense of all the knowledge out there, by keeping the best learning bytes on a collaborative learning playlist.

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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 25 Posts and 4 Hot Topics in January - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Here’s how I’m approaching Personal Knowledge Management - Free as in Freedom , January 25, 2010 A few months back, Harold Jarche wrote a very interesting article about sense making with Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). Harold suggested a model that he uses to manage his personal knowledge and stay on top of his social media intake. Here’s how I’m approaching Personal Knowledge Management , January 25, 2010.