Eight valuable of these lessons to form a Community of Practice

[Deutscher Titel: Acht nützliche Lektionen zur Gestaltung einer Praxisgemeinschaft]

Jessica Twentyman, Editor
Best-practice tips on forming a community of practice (CoP)
Melcrum’s Knowledge Management Newsletter, November 7th, 2008 

Abstract: From transforming mud paths into roads, to maintaining today’s modern highway system, the pace of change at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has been fast and furious in the 102 years since it was established. As the organization faces up to the many challenges that the next century will bring, its KM office is taking centre-stage.
In the November/December 2008 issue of KM Review, Katherine Clark and Maureen Hammer, KM practitioners at VDOT, explain the role that communities of practice (CoPs) play in facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing at VDOT, and share the secrets of their success in bringing these CoPs together in the first place.
Over the past 4 years, they’ve learned a number of important lessons about forming CoPs. Here are 8 of the most valuable of these lessons.

Read the full article online.


Alternative source: KM Review, Volume 2005 – 2008 on HighBeam

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