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One of the big misunderstandings about stories and tacit knowledge

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 25, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

People have heard that storytelling is great for dealing with tacit knowledge. They say things like, “If we could only capture our stories we could then capture our organisation’s tacit knowledge.” This is the big mistake! Stories only have meaning in the context of their telling. That is, you need to tell and listen to […]

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Simple idea for improving knowledge sharing

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 24, 2007
Filed in Collaboration

A simple tip last night from the actKM discussion list contributed by Ivan Webb who provides a ‘strategic job description’… …that will change the culture of most organisations and leads naturally to knowledge management being embedded in the organisation’s activity. It is everyone’s job to: know what is happening work with others to improve what […]

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Email your stories and create a book

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 23, 2007
Filed in News

Here’s an interesting new service described in the Springwise newsletter. With Life Trackers, turning life experiences into a published book is as simple as sending an email. While self-publishing is nothing new, Life Trackers makes it easy to pull together travel journals, memory books and other keepsakes from just about anywhere a user has internet […]

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Knowledge strategy – the core objectives

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 21, 2007
Filed in Strategy

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that every knowledge strategy has the same objectives, which are: improve knowledge sharing enhance innovation reduce impact of people leaving (knowledge retention) build skills and know-how improve everyone’s ability to find relevant knowledge when they need it improve how we learn from experience If […]

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Some more on slogans

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 20, 2007
Filed in Fun, Strategy

Have a look at this funny take on the recent election slogan adopted by the NSW Labor Party: “More to do, but we’re heading in the right direction” (hat tip to Victor Perton) Tags: slogans

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Putting stories to work

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 20, 2007
Filed in Strategy

Over the last few months we’ve talked about the importance of having a short phrase or mantra to help everyone in an organisation implement the company’s strategy (here and here). At Anecdote we’ve had a few catch phrases over our relatively short life and we’ve never been totally happy with any of them. Here’s the chronology: complexity […]

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Business narrative workshops in Seattle and Boston

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 19, 2007
Filed in Events

Just a reminder that the early bird rate for these workshops closes in 1 week. Here is a description of the workshop. The full description and registration details can be found here. What’s really going on in your organisation? What are the touch points where small changes can transform behaviour and morale? How can you […]

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Using stories to retain and keep alive retiring employees’ knowledge

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 19, 2007
Filed in Events

I should have mentioned this earlier but this Friday (23rd February) I will be presenting a workshop in Sydney on how to use stories to retain and keep alive retiring employees’ knowledge. It will be a practical session where the participants will have fun crafting questions to elicit stories, conduct interviews, facilitate anecdote circles and […]

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Anecdote newsletter February 2007

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 19, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

This newsletter was sent to our subscribers a week ago. If you would like to receive this information with all the other of our newsletter subscribers, just go here. I’ve also created a new category ‘newsletter’ so you will be able to view all the newsletters we send out in the future. Good morning, I have just […]

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Driving the Mars Rover

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 17, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

I just read with interest an article in the NASA ASK Magazine about training new teams to operate the two Mars rovers, Opportunity and Spirit. The process takes over 12 months ‘apprenticeship’ and requires learning many of the systems associated with the rovers to ensure they have the context require to successfully operate the vehicles. The […]

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