This week’s five Ahas are from the AhaBook™, Mike Hower, Michael Prevou, and Mitchell Levy on Communities of Practice. In their last several years of work in this path-breaking area, we have repeatedly been asked how to get a community defined, how to measure its value and how to keep a valuable community successful. This AhaBook is a direct result of such questioning; indeed the AhaMessages found inside this social media enabled eBook, demonstrates how communities of practice are the killer app of knowledge management.
This is a practical and implementable volume that provides vital tips for knowledge leaders, managers and facilitators who support these communities in such a way that they make a positive contribution to creating and sharing organizational knowledge – a contribution that engages people and leads to a competitive advantage in today’s business environment.
Share some of the AhaMessages below, and then read and share the entire book via the Aha Amplifier™:
A community of practice connects people in vibrant conversation around relevant content in context. @mikeprevou #tll [click to tweet]
Communities should be aligned to support the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives. @howermj #tll [click to tweet]
Always start by asking why the community exists and who the community will serve. Do this before you do anything else. @mikeprevou #tll [click to tweet]
To improve community adoption, start by communicating individual value. Organizational value will come later. @howermj #tll [click to tweet]
Don’t quit. Communities are hard. In the end, they are worth it for your org. @mikeprevou #tll [click to tweet]