Tag Archives: tacit knowledge

Making Communities of Practice work

Last month I attended the Canadian online Knowledge Mobilization Forum and particularly enjoyed a discussion on the topic of Communities of Practice (if you’d like a little primer on what a CoP is, click here). In fact, I enjoyed it … Continue reading

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Knowledge sharing in liminal spaces

I’m delighted to welcome Ian Rodwell, Head of Client Knowledge and Learning at Linklaters, to Knowledge4Lawyers. Ian provides training and guidance to the firm’s clients – global corporates, banks, governments – on an extensive range of business skills topics. Ian is … Continue reading

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Learning, unlearning and new learning

Whilst we think a lot about creation of new knowledge in KM – learning from experiences, learning from databases, learning from each other – one thing we talk less about is the need for unlearning as well. People, especially experienced … Continue reading

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Narrative Inquiry, oral history and knowledge sharing

Knowledge exists on a spectrum. At one end we have explicit knowledge which is easy to write down and access from written materials and towards the other end we have tacit knowledge which is highly subjective and difficult to access. … Continue reading

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It’s what you learn ….

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RCT 101 (huh?)

I’ve written before about RCTs, but a couple of people have asked about them recently, so time for a recap! RCT – What does it stand for? “RCT” stands for “Random Coffee Trial”. It’s a play on words and relates … Continue reading

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Curiosity…?

It killed the cat. It went to Mars. I’ve recently realised how important curiosity is to me. It encourages me to learn, helps me to have enjoyable conversations and makes life interesting. I don’t have a cat, so I should … Continue reading

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Hercule Poirot: Subject Matter Expert and Knowledge Manager

If you are in the UK, you can’t have missed the excellent new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders over the Christmas holidays. If you did miss it and enjoy a Golden Age murder, you can (at the time of … Continue reading

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Carla O’Dell’s word of the year

Couldn’t have said it better myself. If you are interested in conversation, come along to my workshop in London or my seminar in Birmingham.

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In the fishbowl

Recently I attended a knowledge conference in an entirely different sector (knowledge mobilisation in health and social care) where I came across lots of ideas which were new to me which I’d like to share. One of these was the … Continue reading

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