Archive for the ‘Collaboration’ Category


Company Command

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 4, 2010
Filed in Collaboration, Leadership Posts

What if a single warrior could have the knowledge of thousands? In the late 1990s, Nate Allen and Tony Burgess (both US Army Captains) sat on their back porches in Hawaii and swapped stories about their experiences as company commanders and pondered the question above. They had a vision about connecting all company commanders in […]

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Beverly Trayner and Etienne Wenger are hosting a BEtreat

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 8, 2010
Filed in Collaboration, News

If you are community of practice leader and want to experience learning in a relaxed atmosphere with some of the very best minds, then you might like to check out Bev and Etienne’s BEtreat. It will be an interesting mixture of the professional and the personal. One day you will be at the cutting edge […]

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Collaboration provides autonomy

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 15, 2010
Filed in Collaboration

Last week I started a new Making Strategies Stick project with a large IT company. The guys I’m working with are the technical sales folk and as we were working out their strategic story they mentioned that the passion that was once there for their products seemed to be waning among some of their technical […]

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Digital Habitats—book review

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 14, 2009
Filed in Collaboration, Employee Engagement

Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities by Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John D. Smith I’m often the technology steward for communities of practice (CoP). I create the Ning spaces and configure ‘em, I setup the email lists, I work out whether we should have a wiki or a blog or a discussion forum or […]

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Places to meet for communities – an important ingredient

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 10, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

Three weeks ago I arrived in London for a couple of weeks work and a couple weeks holiday. One of my must-see destinations was the water pump in Broadwick Street, Soho, which was the main contamination source for the 1854 cholera outbreak (my family think I’m crazy). This pump is also the star attraction on […]

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Useful conversations for fledgling CoP

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 5, 2009
Filed in Collaboration

On Tuesday I worked with three new communities of practice in a government agency. Each group was quite different but in all of them we talked about the things the groups should do first. I promised to send them ideas on conversations they might consider early on. Here is what I have come up with […]

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Taming Twitter and Email

Posted by  chandni —April 24, 2009
Filed in Collaboration

Technology can be your best friend or your worst enemy. The two technologies I’ve managed to turn back into friendly allies are email and Twitter. Until recently I had my email and Twitter open all day. As a result I was being interrupted (and quite frankly would interrupt myself) checking email and Twitter and posting […]

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Knowledge strategies for natural resource management

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 6, 2009
Filed in Collaboration, Strategy

In the second half of 2007, Anecdote worked with the Knowledge for Regional Natural Resource Management (K4RNRM) project in Land & Water Australia (LWA) to develop a methodology for the 56 NRM bodies in Australia to develop knowledge and information strategies. The output is documented in the Regional Knowledge Resource Kit (RKRK), a wiki that […]

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Building a collaborative workplace – the video

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 4, 2009
Filed in Collaboration

I’ve just uploaded the video of the presentation where you will see the embarrassing larger than life size portrait of me in my undies. Please skip over that part quickly. Building a collaborative workplace using stories from Shawn Callahan on Vimeo.

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Building a collaborative workplace with stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 3, 2009
Filed in Collaboration

Here’s my presentation (with audio) that I delivered to the Victorian Public Sector Continuous Improvement Network (VPSCIN) yesterday. Building a collaborative workplace View more presentations from ShawnCallahan. (tags: narrative change) I’m still trying to work out how to sync the audio with each slide. The Slideshare slidecast tool failed me so any help would be […]

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