Gurteen Knowledge Café – 16 March 2017

Conrad Taylor writes: In 2017, its tenth anniversary year, NetIKX is running a series of meetings with speakers who have spoken to us before. In March we invited David Gurteen to speak around the topic of ‘entrained and entrenched thinking’, and other constraints on knowledge sharing – and, what we can do about it. Specifically […]

Survey Results

Naomi Lees, NetIKX Membership Secretary writes: Thank you to everyone who responded to our NetIKX survey earlier this year. We had some very interesting and useful responses. Here is a brief overview of the points raised, and what NetIKX plans to do over the next 12 months: Programme Planning We had some very useful feedback on […]

March 2017 Seminar: Gurteen Knowledge Café – Entrained and Entrenched Thinking

Summary David Gurteen, well known as a keynote speaker and conversational facilitator, ran a Knowledge Café on the topic of Entrained and Entrenched Thinking. Knowledge cafés are a powerful tool for knowledge managers. David Gurteen is one of the foremost exponents of this method. David defines the essence of a knowledge café thus: “The only […]

Information Design, with Conrad Taylor and Ruth Miller

On 26 January 2017, the speakers at the NetIKX meeting were Conrad and Ruth. Conrad has written up the two talks below. A fuller account of his own talk can be found on his Conradiator site at http://www.conradiator.com/kidmm/netikx-infodesign-conrad.html, as he notes below. Photo David Dickinson   For some comments on the meeting, by Claire Parry, see the […]

January 2017 Seminar: Information Design: approaches to better communication

Summary Conrad Taylor and Ruth Miller (long-standing practitioners of information design) presented some simple and practical applications of plain language, computer-based design, and design project management practices to help organisations and businesses to communicate clearly. Conrad and Ruth looked at how information designers have developed approaches to clear communication (based on research by linguists, psychologists […]

Evidence-based Decision Making

Conrad Taylor writes: On Thursday 3rd of November 2016, about thirty people gathered at the British Dental Association to discuss the topic of ‘Evidence-Based Decision Making’, in a workshop-like session led by Steve Dale, who practises as an independent consultant as ‘Collabor8Now’. The NetIKX difference Before I give readers an account of the meeting, and […]

November 2016 Seminar: Evidence-based Decision Making

Summary We all have biases. It’s perfectly natural for the decisions we make in life and work to be influenced by knowledge gained through prior experience and intuition. Most of the time this serves us well. However, we would not expect major business decisions to be made just on ‘gut-feel’. Using an open and rational […]

Blog for September 2016 Seminar: Connecting Knowledge Communities: Approaches to Professional Development

Conrad Taylor writes: The September 2016 meeting of NetIKX was introduced by David Penfold. He explained that at this time in 2015, the NetIKX meeting about ‘connecting communities’ had heard from various organisations in the knowledge and information management space. This year, the decision to focus the meeting on training and development had been partly […]

September 2016 Seminar: Connecting Knowledge Communities: Approaches to Professional Development

Summary At an earlier meeting, a plea was made to examine the way professional development (and, indirectly, training) is managed for knowledge and information managers. This meeting therefore examined possible approaches to such professional development. A year previously, NetIKX, with the cooperation of a number of other organisations in the field of knowledge and information […]

Blog for July 2016 Seminar: Understanding Networks

Conrad Taylor writes: The 80th meeting of the Network for Information and Knowledge Exchange (NetIKX) took place on 14 July 2016 on the topic ‘Understanding Networks’ and was addressed by Drew Mackie and David Wilcox, who also took us through some short exercises. The meeting was chaired by Steve Dale, who has worked with Drew […]