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

Purpose

In the book, Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge, the authors offer a practical guide to making knowledge work inside an organization. In this excerpt, the authors detail seven design principles for cultivating communities, everything from "design for evolution" to "combine familiarly and excitement."

Contents

  • Design for evolution
  • Open a dialogue between inside and outside perspectives
  • Invite different levels of participation
  • Develop both public and private community spaces
  • Focus on value
  • Combine familiarity and excitement
  • Create a rhythm for the community
Contact Person/Organization: 

Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder

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Publication Date: 
2002
Videos: 

Cultivating Communities of Practice: Making Them Grow