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How should I respond to comments?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 1, 2005
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I’ve been thinking about how to best develop a conversation on my blog. So far when someone has made a comment I’ve read it and …

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A community of practice coordinator talks about cultivating her practice

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 25, 2005
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Farida Hasanali works at APQC and coordinates their communities of practice. She has written a series of interesting posts from a practitioner’s perspective. Farida covers …

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Similarity between characteristics of a complex adaptive system and a wicked problem

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 25, 2005
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I’ve just been reading about wicked problems and I’m struck by the similarities between the characteristics of a complex system and how Rittel and Webber …

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Gareth Morgan’s 15% concept

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 20, 2005
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In our work to design complexity-based interventions our aim has been to create small initiatives, which in themselves are designed to address specific issues, that …

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The relevance of the open source model for communities of practice

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 17, 2005
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I totally agree with Mitch Kapor’s when he says: “Open source heralds a global paradigm shift in social and economic value creation of enormous proportions, …

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The role of free will in social complexity–does it exist?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 16, 2005
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Dave Snowden frequently says: “Humans are not ants. We have ‘free will’ and can impose order on an otherwise complex system.” This sounded like a sound …

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Community of practice adoption in government agencies

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 14, 2005
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Government agencies have for some time embraced the idea of communities of practice. Australia seems to be behind the US and Europe in adopting CoPs …

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The practitioner’s landscape by Glenda H. Eoyang

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 10, 2005
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Papers which provide practical advice on the design of complexity-based interventions for organisational issues are rare. E:CO (a new complexity journal) is attending to this …

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Intention in a complex system

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 23, 2004
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For the past four years I’ve used the Cynefin framework to help managers to understand the varied nature of the issues they face and to …

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Intervention design for complex issues

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 17, 2004
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The Cynefin framework can be used to identify complex issues. In this situation, the term ‘complex’ does not necessarily mean that things are ‘complicated’; rather …

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