Communities of Practice: Introduction

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How do communities of practice help people share knowledge?

Communities of practice are knowledge management structures that provide a framework for knowledge management (KM) activities. They allow people to share and learn from each other.

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  • Communities need a clear business purpose.
  • Design communities according to their primary business intent.
  • Support communities with a combination of corporate and business unit funding.
  • Solicit active, enthusiastic community leaders.
  • Link communities to the knowledge infrastructure.
  • Promote communities and the value of participation.
  • Communities should be organic.
  • Measure community health and impact.

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