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Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge by William Snyder, Richard A. McDermott, Etienne Wenger

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CHAPTER ten

Reweaving the World

Communities beyond Organizations

WHAT IF THIS BOOK WERE SIMPLY GIVING VOICE to a broader groundswell? What if communities of practice transformed the ways we think about organizing? What if they became the core building blocks of organizations in the future? What if businesses started to organize their suppliers and their markets as communities? What if shared practice became the foundation of civic communities? And what if citizens started to design their world on the model of fractal communities, linking local and global practice development? In other words, if you were the CKO of the world, how would you design your knowledge initiative?

The Extended Knowledge System

IN THIS BOOK we have concentrated primarily ...

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