Community of Practice

Oh, I wanted to share one incredibly useful term that came up at the Project Audience Assembly: “Community of Practice”. Really a powerful idea. According to wikipedia:

Communities of Practice (CoP) are collaborative, informal networks that support professional practitioners in their efforts to develop shared understandings and engage in work-relevant knowledge building.

Just something to offer up to anybody working on collaborative projects. Because there’s this kind of evolutionary implication that these communities grow and change; that participating in them requires patience and the long view. It’s an interesting process-based outlook in counterpoint to strictly outcomes-based approaches.


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