Articles about communities of practice, CoP

Choosing the right tool for a community of practice is complex and depends on several parameters. 8 questions to answer before choosing.

The Practical Guide to Communities is a book produced by a community of practitioners and researchers, under the direction of 5 editors, including Louis-Pierre Guillaume.

While many leaders of communities of practice wonder about the low participation of their community members, especially remotely, we look at means to stimulate member engagement.

Book “Communities of Innovation – How Organizations Harness Collective Creativity and Build Resilience”.

As many companies feel the need to accelerate their innovation, we are looking at the role that communities can play in the innovation process. We present four companies that leverage their communities, whether internal, external or mixed, to generate and validate new ideas for original products and services in a collaborative innovation process.

In the aftermath of containment and now that flex-office and teleworking have become the new norm, we look at two companies that have been able to set up virtual communities of practice to enable experts to innovate, collaborate and leverage their knowledge remotely.

How to differentiate a community from a team?
Are they managed differently?
How to identify which is which?

In many companies, the trend is towards digital and network-based operation. Corporate social networks allow to create communities at the touch of a button. Managers replace the word “organization” with the word “community” in their communication (HR community, IT community…).

Why is the ROI of my community so difficult to measure? How can I demonstrate the value of my community of practice to my management?

Many managers believe that communities in companies are not working. Through two short stories, this article illustrates the six key success factors for a community and the benefits.