Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Live KM blogging: Living in the organizational white space

Communities of practice are a new organizational form. They live in the white space of the organization; they don't show up on the organizational line diagrams.

They span boundaries.

They serve as a channel for knowledge to flow from one person to another.

They strengthen the social fabric of the larger organization.

They serve as a focal point for the creation and use of knowledge.

They solve the problem of getting knowledge to those who need it.

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