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Howard Rheingold on collaboration

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 1, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

I’ve mentioned Howard’s work before but I thought you might enjoy his TED video. It is worth noting that one of our commenters, Cathy Wilkinson, points to some research that shows that the tragedy of the commons scenario (a topic in Howard’s talk) is not the inevitable result multiple parties using the same resource without […]

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Looking for Melbourne KM news

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 1, 2008
Filed in Collaboration, News

We are getting the KMLF active again. KMLF is the Melbourne knowledge management community of practice. Check out the KMLF website for details. I would like to publish Melbourne KM news on the KMLF website so if you have any news you would like to share please send me an email.

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Building your analogy repertoire

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 30, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

Collaborative conversations are characterised by people building on each other’s ideas, one idea sparking another. I saw a good example last week while helping a group design some small interventions they could experiment with in their organisation to improve communications. The conversation went something like this: “We could do a 10 minute spot at the […]

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The head office pattern

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 29, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration

Smart people hate being told what to do. In many of our projects we see the ‘head office pattern’ where HO is seen as a sort of ‘Big Brother’ (in the Orwellian sense) and not really trusted. This can often be caused by HO wanting to control things and, often unintentionally, alienating the very people […]

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What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 25, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

They are all written by single authors. Is it too difficult to write a book collaboratively? By the way, the first and third books are excellent. Evan Rosen promises to talk about culture but spend most of his time talking about technology.

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New Whitepaper: Three journeys—A narrative approach to successful organisational change

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 22, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

David Drake (renowned narrative coach) and I have written this white paper to pull together our thinking on how to use our three journeys approach to organisational change and also add a coaching perspective. I hope you find it useful and of course feedback is welcome. Here’s a little blurb. This paper describes the approach […]

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The difference between knowledge and information

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 11, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Collaboration, Strategy

“Not that old chestnut” I hear you cry. We have written a whitepaper on this subject and blogged on it a few times. It keeps the KM list serves across the planet pre-occupied for a few months each year. I recently had coffee with a client to get an update on the implementation of the […]

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Conversations take time

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 3, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

A few weeks ago, about the time of the 2020 Summit, I met with Dave Pollard at the Athenaeum Library on Collins Street. Dave was visiting from Canada. I’ve been a long-time reader of his blog and was excited by the prospect of finally meeting him face to face. As serendipity would have it Michael […]

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Cooperation and the tragedy of the commons

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 1, 2008
Filed in Collaboration

One of our regular commenters, ken, has directed me to an interesting article in the Washington Post equating Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton’s race for the Democratic nomination to the classic tragedy of the commons scenario. That’s when the individual actors operate to maximise their self interest and in the process ruin things for the […]

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Managing knowledge in not-for-profit organisations

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 28, 2008
Filed in Collaboration, Events

actKM is again participating in the annual Information Awareness Month. This year, actKM is hosting a world cafe-style event on the topic of: ‘How can KM practices contribute to volunteer/community organisations?’ The event is in Canberra next Tuesday (6th May) and all the details are on the actKM blog. Nerida Hart and I will be […]

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