Community of practice, Other Management

Community of Practice

Communities of Practice (CoP) are a network of people who are engaged in the process of collective learning in a shared domain. In the organisational context,  it  could  be  a  group  of  engineers  who  are  working  on  similar problems or it could be group of analysts who try new methods of problem analysis. Communities of Practice have groups of people who engage in joint activities and discussion or share their knowledge in there area of specialisation.  They  need  not  be  colleagues  at  work  place  but  they essentially interact on a regular basis to discuss the knowledge area.

CoPs are practioners who share knowledge of experience that enable them to work efficiently. The community develops their practice through different activities which include solving problem, requesting for information (For example, a software code requested for a particular module), seeking experience (For example, while addressing complicated problems), reusing the assets (For example, setting up a second unit of network similar to the first with the same plans and procedure approach), coordinating and synergising, discussing the latest technological changes, documenting the projects of the experience and also mapping knowledge and also identifying the gaps.

Posted Date: 9/28/2012 8:35:10 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Community of practice, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Community of practice, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Community of practice Discussions

Write discussion on Community of practice
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Referral Centres: A referral centre is some sort of "information desk" for the scientific and technical community which does not provide enquirers directly with the informatio

QUESTION 1 1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the preferred teaching method as revealed by the study 2. What are the implications and issues that teachers have t

Steps of Organisational Change Organisational change is characterised by a set of actions that may cause a strategic shift in its functioning or a change in processes, tasks an

QUESTION (a) Medicines are much specialised form of consumer product. They must be safe, effective and suitable for their intended purpose. Quality Assurance (QA) in pharmaceut

QUESTION (a) Explain, using examples, the Prevention, Appraisal and Failure (PAF) model for measuring quality costs and briefly assess its potential for use in a service organi

Product development cycle   All products under development typically follow the cycle of market place-to-market place. The development starts with identification of a product in

QUESTION 1 SWOT Matrix is one of the principal tools for strategic analysis. Referring to this matrix- (a) Explain what you understand by internal analysis (b) Explain wh

A large unit manufacturing electrical goods which has been known for its liberal personnel policies and fringe benefits is facing the problem of low productivity and high absenteei

mention the technical options in service marketing?

Question: (i) Describe your notion of "marine biodiversity" with an appropriate illustration? (ii) Name the different levels at which marine biodiversity can be depicted in