What are “Communities of Practice”?
“Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this arena by interacting on an ongoing basis.”1
How can LKS support COPs and what are the benefits?
LKS can signpost to existing COP, support staff in setting them up, offer guidance on how to make them successful and encourage good use of the evidence base. COP help solve problems, ensure the continued learning of their participants and help generate ideas and share good practice. They are also increasingly cross-organisational and therefore support partnership working in health and social care.
Knowledge Management goals achieved:
- Connecting people to people
- Sharing learning
- Collegiate working
Knowledge Management stories:
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