Je viens d'écrire un article à portée un peu politique, que j'aimerais bien voir publié quelque part. Il s'inspire d'un article de Jim Moore, prof de droit à Harvard, dont le titre est: "The Second Superpower Rears its Beautiful Head" , et qui m'a marqué. j'ai voulu en faire une version française, tant sur la langue que sur le contenu, et plus centrée sur le monde de l'entreprise. Tout commentaire sera bienvenu.
June 2003 Archives
It's been quite along time since I published anything on my weblog, because I've been busy working on a KM pilot project, which hopefully is going to become a major change program in my company. We will know this on July 1. 2003.
So in the meantime, I decided to republish one of my old newletters here, because this weblog is actually becoming the place for me to publish my thoughts.
It was published nine months ago. Here it is:
This log entry of Dave Pollard is really excellent.
Following up on the questions raised by Dave, I like to think that the core incentive to share knowledge is "access to" a group of people you could not approach before. It because you share what you know that you become recognized as an expert in your field by your peers, and increase your reputation. I think it is a big mistake to think about incentives to share knowledge in terms of financial rewards. Social networks are learning environments and as such work a little like universities. You don't think about "return on investment" when applying at Harvard, but you think about your future reputation as a graduate, and about the network you will be part of. As a student, you are ready to pay huge sums of money for this. If successful later in your career as an alumnus, you are also likely to fund the development of your former University and attach your name to it.
I think the economy of the web is not a market economy of buyers and sellers of products and services, but a learning economy of students and teachers with tuition fees. It's not about ROI, but about recognition.
Erik writes: "Communities of Practice as a social movement is about trust, not friendship, equality or liberation"
This reminds me of this comment made by one user of Siemens' ShareNet portal back in 2000: "I guess the real infrastructure of this network is trust" and this quote of Karl-Erik Sveiby: "Trust is the bandwidth of communication."
The internet as an trust building infrastructure... Something governments should really think about.