Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

Learning from experience using video

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 7, 2005
Filed in Insight

Video is finally making it into the mainstream for organisations to see and hear, almost first hand, the experiences of their colleagues. The availability of …

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Learning from mistakes – prerequisite for innovation

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 7, 2005
Filed in Insight

In Melbourne we have a small group of mainly public sector folk who get together monthly to talk about innovation. Recently we have been talking …

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When there is too much information

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 14, 2005
Filed in Insight

I’m re-reading Karl Weick’s Sensemaking in Organizations and I thought this idea is worth keeping in mind. When facing conflicting and voluminous information avoid gathering more. …

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Cynefin and emergency management

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 28, 2005
Filed in Insight

Thanks to Larry Irons on the AOK forum for pointing this reference out. In a paper entitled, ‘Believe in the Model: Mishandle the Emergency’, Simon …

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Finding your previous thought might constrain your current thinking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 1, 2005
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Darren makes the following comment: “The potential danger is this could limit thinking rather than expanding it. If people are constantly reminded of their past …

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E:CO – New Complexity Journal

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 5, 2005
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E:CO is a new journal exploring the theory and practice of applying complexity science concepts to organisational issues. The entire content of the current issue …

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Knowledge management map

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 3, 2005
Filed in Insight

One view of the various flavours of knowledge management.

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Advancing civilization

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 30, 2004
Filed in Insight

“Civilisation advances by extending the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them.” —ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD

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Types of Tacit Knowledge

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 26, 2004
Filed in Insight

There has been some discussion during November in ActKM about whether tacit knowledge can be captured. Opinion ranged from ‘definitely yes’ to ‘absolutely no’. This …

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