Book Club July 13 Community of Practice

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Book Club For Business Impact Call-in Book Discussion recorded on July 13, 2011

Matt Childs, Dave Horner, Francis Adanza,and Sean Murphy review and discuss two Communities of Practice articles. They share example communities that they value and the key insights from the articles. Matt and Sean also share how they look they at running several communities.

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Two Community of Practice Articles

Communities of Practice – a Brief Introduction

by Etienne Wenger

http://www.ewenger.com/theory/index.htm

Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge – Seven Principles for Cultivating Communities of Practice

by Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder

http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/2855.html

These articles provide a good introduction to what communities of practice are and why business leaders find them useful as an approach to knowing and learning..

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  2. Theresa Shafer June 29, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Three Key Take Aways from these articles.

    Understand how to spot emerging problem areas
    Understand how to interact effectively with experts
    Understand how to form/join CoP for critical problems

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