Practitioner Group is a group of people promoting the use of one or more modeling principles of practice generalization in developing free KM practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics. It is a place where it connects you with Editors, Initiators, Contributors, and Acceptors of Connecting Practice to learn, interact, share, and make things better for society, organization, customer, and people in creating common education.
Moreover, the owner of Connecting Practice is positive that most people have a natural desire to learn, to share what they know, and to make things better. Yet, this natural desire is thwarted by disorder (hurdles and deterrents – a problem of cultural domination in learning, sharing, and improving our practice) that we erect in our organization.
The disorder includes:
1. A culture that values personal technical expertise and knowledge creation over knowledge sharing. This is rampant in engineering and knowledge-based organizations, such as consulting and research firms.
2. An organization who disintegrates into a group of isolated camps With little incentive or lack of need or responsibility to share knowledge and/or practice with others. They promote “silo” thinking and hoard knowledge and/or practice, in which locations, divisions, and functions focus on maximizing their own accomplishments and rewards. Their question, “why should I share my knowledge and/or practice?”
3. An organization who allows or rewards not the people for taking the time to learn and share and help each other to improve knowledge and skills.
4. A leader who demonstrates the “not-invented-here” syndrome – it is the lack of experience learning from outside one’s on group – or refuses to bring in new ideas committed to an obsolete practice which once made the group successful, but which now threatens to sink it. S/he is unable to innovate or even reinvent the practice.
5. People who lack of contact, relationships, and common perspectives among others who don’t work side-by-side. It creates interaction patterns with little incentive to cooperate, collaborate, share information, or team up to pursue mission-critical outcomes. In most organizations, the left hand not only doesn’t know what the right hand is doing, but it also may not even know there is a right hand.
If you have one or more of this disorder, the owner of Connecting Practice invites you to join the Practitioner Group and participate in discussing and sharing your free practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics. By registering, it will involve and give you an opportunity to:
- provide, solicit, model, recommend new, or question free practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics;
- feel, reflect, think, and take on the best of “what is” and/or “what could be” of free practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics;
- understand the unique conditions, interpretations, assumptions, and/or concerns of free practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics;
- express openly free practice material, procedure, tool, training, and/or metric information, experiences, ideas, beliefs, and/or emotions with others;
- Point out certain free practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics that have proven unworkable or that is unnecessary;
- cope with free practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics and/or in one progress initiative;
- find our where present free practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics are working or not;
- provide general comments on free practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics;
- learn more about free practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics they seek;
- improve the usability of a free practice materials, procedures, tools, trainings, and/or metrics;
- learn and understand what is going on in the forum;
- build networks and solutions together;
- provide solution to problems;
- open problems and/or issues;
- suggest for improvements;
- tell positive stories;
- learn collaboratively;
- keep up with friends;
- point out errors; and/or
- so on.
To join, please take a few minutes to select a particular Practitioner Group below. Then click the link and register.
- Knowledge Management (KM)
- Quality Assurance and Software Testing (QAST)
- Software Development (SD)
- Hardware Development (HD)
- Network Development (ND)
- Organization Development (OD)
If you cannot find a Practitioner Group to your needs and/or interests, you may suggest the subject matter of Practitioner Group in the Comments Section below. The owner of Connecting Practice will allow the Administrator of Practitioner Group to develop and activate it for you in a manual process.
Register now and invite your friends too to help Connecting Practice to progress in the hope of arriving at a solution to disorder!