Thursday, June 10, 2004

Knowledge Management - Communities of Practice Model

Communities of Practice – Core Ideas

• Potential to accelerate, intensify, enrich and enhance

• establish new and enduring relationships with industry clients

• focus attention, build relationships, gain knowledge and understanding

• deliver concrete & practical output

• increase member knowledge and confidence to manage change

• bound together by common interests and a passion for a cause

• interact on an ongoing basis across many organisations

• informal, fluctuating membership

• build member capability and knowledge exchange

• add value to professional lives

• access to new knowledge

• continually evolving and changing

• facilitate inter-organisational and cross industry collaboration

• …………a group whose members regularly engage in sharing and learning, based on their common interests.
(Lesser & Storck, 2001, p.831)

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