Friday, August 06, 2004

Interesting discussion on communities of practice

I am a member of a yahoo listserv on KM and we are having an interesting discussion on communities of practice.
My question to the listserv was regarding research topics for next year. I threw out the concept of "Next generation communities." Steve Denning helped initiate some thought provoking comments by questioning whether "next generation communities" actually existed or if we are just rehashing the same concepts over and thus getting caught in a stale KM initiative rather than focusing on "what's next?" What more should we be doing to make KM effective? Is the answer innovation, blogging, mobile technology....
What are your thoughts? If anyone has any comments please reply to this post.


Peter Turner said...

Hello world traveler - I wonder how much more effective communities can be when they are more tightly integrated to the experiences of community members. For example, in the non-profit world few are effectively integrating communities to create new value around existing product lines - meetings, seminars, publications,etc. See you on the 17th.

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