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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Building Successful Communities of Practice.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Emily Webber(Author)

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Connecting with other people, finding a sense of belonging and the need for support are natural human desires. Employees who don't feel supported at work don't stay around for long - or if they do, they quickly become unmotivated and unhappy. At a time when organisational structures are flattening and workforces are increasingly fluid, supporting and connecting people is more important than ever. This is where organisational communities of practice come in.Communities of practice have many valuable benefits. They include accelerating professional development; breaking down organisational silos; enabling knowledge sharing and management; building better practice; helping to hire and retain staff; and making people happier.In this book, Emily Webber shares her learning from personal experiences of building successful communities of practice within organisations. And along the way, she gives practical guidance on creating your own.
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  • PDF | 80 pages
  • Emily Webber(Author)
  • Blurb (18 April 2017)
  • English
  • 7
  • Business, Finance & Law

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  • By Guest on 11 May 2016

    I'm accountable for building a large community of capable agile Delivery Managers. This book really helped me plan out how to do that. It gave a practical approach to understanding how developed our community is but, crucially, what steps we need to take to reach a far better place - particularly a community that is self-sustaining and about continuous learning. The fact it is concise and to the point is refreshing as well!

  • By Paul on 25 February 2016

    Picked up this book on Kindle Unlimited and I have to say, it is chock full of all the info and ideas you will need to get thinking about and active on building communities of practice in your organisation - thoroughly recommended!

  • By Nick on 21 February 2016

    A comprehensive introduction to the issues worth considering when setting up, growing and maintaining a community of practice in an organisation. Emily provides the theory and many practical examples from her own extensive experience.I enjoyed the focus on learning and ways to retain knowledge within an organisation. Explicit knowledge is covered, but I appreciated the focus on implicit knowledge (which often gets forgotten in many organisations).A good book to read for all, whether you're part of a community, a seasoned community leader or someone new to the role. It's also good for people in roles (like operations or finance) that support communities from the outside. It's a quick read and will give a lot of context.I found the text engaging and I actively questioned many parts. That's good, because it helped me think about how this might apply in my context. In fact, Emily encourages the reader to define their own organisational and user needs for a community. There's enough explanation to know when to stick to the rules, but also when to break them for your own circumstances.

  • By T Richards on 3 August 2016

    If you've heard the expression communities of practice and wanted to learn more. Then this is definitely the book for you. Really practical and packed full of examples taken from Emily's experiences working with large and siloed organisations.

  • By David Durant on 14 March 2016

    Great short book introducing a number of important topics in a quick accessible manner. In particular the community maturity model is something I think many groups will find useful.

  • By Belinda Waldock on 16 May 2016

    A great introduction and guide to building Communities of Practice with examples, tools and advice on how to successfully develop your own. Great read, highly recommended.

  • By Rachel k on 16 May 2016

    Great book and very helpful for anyone looking at Communities. It is simplistic but that's fine.


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