Gurteen Knowledge-Log Thu, 25 May 2017 11:32:59 +0100 The Gurteen Knowledge Log - a weblog on knowledge, learning, creativity, innovation, personal development and more. (David Gurteen) (David Gurteen) Gurteen Knowledge$File/gurteen170x60.gif en-us Custom Lotus Notes Agent Blog Post: Henley Forum: Join in June By David Gurteen<br><br>I have been a friend of the Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies (known as the <a href="" target="_blank">Henley Forum</a>) ever since its inception back in 2000 and frequently take part in its events. <br><br> It is an exceptionally good forum and I would highly recommend it. The events are mainly for members-only but some are open to the public. <a href="" target="_blank">Take a look</a> -- you may be interested in becoming a <a href="" target="_blank">member</a> or attending some of the public events. <br><br> Here are a few of the activities coming up later in the year: <br> <ul> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Building connections</a> -- a members-only event on 27th June. <br><br> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Advanced Knowledge Management</a> -- a 2-day course on 12-13 July open to both members and non-members. <br><br> <li> Research projects (members only) <br><br> <ul> <li> Engaging with and working through complexity – a practical take on a tricky problem, starts 26th June <li> Overcoming myopia, seeing and believing in the virtues of difference – Research Summit, 20th July <li> Energising new ways of working – Research Summit, 2nd November </ul> </ul> <br> You can find <a href="" target="_blank">a list of all upcoming events here</a>. 5121CDEFF4D30B41802581230046456B Thu, 25 May 2017 11:32:35 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events By David Gurteen<br><br>Here are some of the <a href="" target="_blank">major KM events</a> taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. You will find a <a href="" target="_blank">full list</a> on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and <a href="" target="_blank">RSS feeds</a> which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. <br><br> <!-- List starts below here --> <a href="" target=_blank>12th International Conference on e-Learning</a><br> 01 - 02 Jun 2017, Orlando, United States <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>KM UK 2017</a><br> 14 - 15 Jun 2017, London, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>ISPIM Innovation Conference</a><br> 18 - 21 Jun 2017, Vienna, Austria <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>KM Conference 2017</a><br> 21 - 24 Jun 2017, Novo Mesto, Slovenia <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>4th European Conference on Social Media</a><br> 03 - 04 Jul 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy</a><br> 12 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2016, Zagreb, Croatia <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Advanced Course in KM</a><br> 12 - 13 Jul 2017, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>KM Australia 2017</a><br> 01 - 03 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>KMO 2017: the Twelfth International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations</a><br> 21 - 24 Aug 2017, Beijing, China <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>Reflections 2017 Global Conference</a><br> 06 - 09 Sep 2017, Montreal, Canada <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>18th European Conference on Knowledge Management</a><br> 07 - 08 Sep 2017, Barcelona, Spain <br><br> <a href="" target=_blank>12th European Conference On Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2017</a><br> 21 - 22 Sep 2017, Paris, France 9A6311282D0D770A802572F2005EC153 Thu, 25 May 2017 09:17:46 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Yet another myth: 70% of organizational change initiatives fail By David Gurteen<br><br>I recently pointed out that although the <a href="">Hawthorne Effect was real</a> - the research that it was based on was flawed - yet we still call it the Hawthorne Effect. So in some ways it is a bit of a myth. <br><br> And then there was the <a href="" target="_blank">Mehrabian Myth</a> that 55% of the message is conveyed by our body language, 38% is conveyed by the tone of our voice and only 7% is conveyed by our actual words. <br><br> But I have now tripped over yet another widespread myth that <a href="" target="_blank">70% of organizational change initiatives fail</a>. <br><br> I am as guilty as the next in "falling" for all three of these myths in past. It makes me wonder how many more common management concepts and practices we take for granted. Jack Martin Leith lists some more on his <a href="" target="_blank">Debunking Unit</a> website. <br><br> A resolution to myself "Question everything!" E5FBAEEDD390BD0E8025812A005C50D1 Thu, 25 May 2017 09:14:30 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: May 2017 By David Gurteen<br><br>Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. <br><br> <ul> <li> Let's get rid of the report out <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know -- I&#039;m a Professor <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> 20 Big Questions about the Future of Humanity <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> We need to elevate speaking to same level as reading and writing #Oracy <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Village Magically Transformed After Resident Refused To Live In A Slum <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Talking to Yourself (Out Loud) Can Help You Learn <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> The Reflective Mindset: Keynote Listening | Henry Mintzberg <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> John Lloyd on Knowledge: Being nice to people matters <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Imagine a conference with a keynote listener instead of a keynote speaker <a href="" target="_blank"></a> <br><br> <li> Conversations that Improve Organizational Culture <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>. 25371E4BDB47E3768025811C0054AF19 Wed, 24 May 2017 12:33:38 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Worcestershire Innovation Knowledge Café By David Gurteen<br><br>I facilitated a Knowledge Caf&eacute; a month or so ago in my home town of Worcester for <a href="" target="_blank">WINN (Worcestershire Innovation)</a> on the topic "What are life's big questions that require innovation as an answer?" <br><br> It was an excellent evening and they captured its essence quite nicely in <a href="" target="_blank">this little video</a>. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <iframe width="640" height="360" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> <br><br> If you are concerned with what the future may hold - why not run a <a href="" target="_blank">Future Caf&eacute;</a> to explore the trends and issues that are shaping, influencing and distrupting our world and your organization. One of the great things about the Knowledge Caf&eacute; method is that it is so easy to adapt and to run to fulfil a wide variety purposes. CE8FF548536EC22880258123004CD619 Wed, 24 May 2017 12:10:47 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: The Knowledge Café as a Research Techniqueé-research-technique?open By David Gurteen<br><br>I have come to learn over the last 15 years that the <a href="" target="_blank">Knowledge Caf&eacute;</a> is more a state of mind than it is a fixed process. It is a way of viewing the world through a conversational lens. It is about looking at any organizational process or activity and asking: <br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> How can I apply the Knowledge Caf&eacute; philosophy and principles to make this task more effective by making it more conversational and engaging? </blockquote> You can <a href="" target="_blank">adapt the Knowledge Caf&eacute; for a variety of purposes</a>. <br><br> I particularly like this application by Shawren Singh at the University of South Africa that describes how the <a href="" target="_blank">Knowledge Caf&eacute; can be adapted to refine a theoretical conjecture.</a>. <br><br> It has also been used in Academia as an <a href="" target="_blank">innovative teaching strategy</a>. <br><br> How do you think you might adapt it? 1178064B424ABA158025812300587475 Wed, 24 May 2017 09:16:55 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Thinking together: contra-conversations By David Gurteen<br><br>We all have our beliefs.<br> <br> Some held firmly; some held not so tightly. Some true, some false. Some we are prepared to change. For others, we are prepared to die.<br> <br> One of my firmly held beliefs is that if we are going to create a better world, then each and every one of us needs to figure out which of our beliefs are true and which are false. We should be forever questioning everything.<br> <br> We need to understand better how the world works and the nature of what it means to be human, especially how we think and make decisions. We do this through conversation - by thinking together.<br> <br> I recognize that many people do not fully hold this belief. They believe that some things are preordained; that they are the way they are; that some things should just not be questioned. Even beliefs such as these are worth talking about, however difficult that might be.<br> <br> Let's look at an example of different beliefs:<br> <br> I believe in climate change. Some people don't. I would like to persuade them that climate change is a reality. And they would like to persuade me that I am wrong.<br> <br> I am open to being proved wrong, and as long as they are open to changing their minds too, I am happy to have a conversation with them. But I don't want a debate. I don't want to argue. Such interactions usually only entrench each other's beliefs.<br> <br> I would like to have a conversation where we can "think together" and leverage our different views on the subject to gain a better understanding.<br> <br> I am always looking for ways in which we can do this. Here is one nascent idea.<br> <br> For the purpose of the discussion, I would like to swap places with the other person. I'd like to "argue" against climate change while they "argue" for it. Wouldn't that be a revolution in how we hold conversations and think together?<br> <br> I wonder, could I adapt the <a href="" target="_blank">Knowledge Caf&eacute;</a> process to have such contra-conversations? F44A792950C498668025810E0039A812 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:29:45 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Decisions Are Emotional, Not Logical By David Gurteen<br><br>If a big part of Knowledge Management is about improving decision making then we should take more notice of fascinating research such as this: <br> <ul> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Decisions Are Emotional - Not Logical: The Neuroscience behind Decision Making</a> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Are You Easily Disgusted? You May Be a Conservative</a> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Scientists Discover An Environmental Message That Resonates With Conservatives</a> </ul> <br> This isn't about liberal verses conservative thinking. It is about how we <b>all</b> think and make decisions. None of us are logical in our thinking and there are clearly many deep emotional influences. <br><br> There are no simple answers but here are some ideas how to change false beliefs: <a href="" target="_blank">How to debunk false beliefs without having it backfire</a>. <br><br> And take a look here - <a href="" target="_blank">the list of our cognitive biases is an extensive one</a>. In <a href="; _designed_by_John_Manoogian_III_(jm3).png" target="_blank">this graphic</a>, they are organized into four categories: biases that arise from too much information, not enough meaning, the need to act quickly, and the limits of memory. <br><br> And download the free <a href="" target="_blank">The Debunking Handbook</a> 248C43F4234EB43A802580CF003BF8DE Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:17:16 +0100 David Gurteen