RE: [cp] CoP
- Hi Odessa,
Thanks for your thoughts. My concerns are about their IT skills and also
time at work to contribute. The majority of these clinical educators are at
the bedside and as you would know very busy. Tho I know this group is pretty
passionate about what they do and certainly the majority don't restrict
their contributions to the 8 hr working day. I have just built a wiki as
part of a org development unit at uni and I am thinking I might try one of
those, where I can easily put reading and other resources, but I will
explore the ones you suggest. I also want to be able to provide a secure
platform where they can share work documents such as policies and procedures
and I need to explore the restrictions my workplace would put on such a
platform. Our area health have only just started using Windows 2003 so the
chances of using something like Microsoft SharePoint or Groove are pretty
I'd be really interested in seeing some of the work you have discovered, tho
I do understand the frustration of finding information from within health.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of Odessa Dariel
Sent: Wednesday, 15 October 2008 11:15 PM
Subject: [cp] CoP
Thanks for your email. It must be exciting to have this burgeoning
community at your fingers! It would be great to try to sort of capture
all their stories and experiences for the benefit of the next group
that comes through.
Why do you think the sharing would stop if it was transferred online?
Is it because of their IT skills? If the organization where you work
doesn't have the software to allow for collaboration, perhaps you
could use Google groups, or Yahoo groups, or any one of the already
existing applications that allow for that sort of group work. It's
quite simple to use and can be restricted to only those invited. It
would be an easy and simple way to start expanding conversation to
include some online, even if most is done f2f.
From my readings, I have located quite a bit of information on
developing, cultivating and sustaining CoPs. Most are whitepapers,
organization-generated, and mainly outside of the healthcare field,
but the information could be transfered to suit your needs. Just let
me know and I would be happy to share what I have found.
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