Intentional Development of Communities Of Practice– Improving Knowledge Sharing And Work Guidelines

Rasmus Jørgensen, Kasper Edwards, Christine Ipsen

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    Abstract

    Healthcare professionals within operations widely use guidelines for sharing knowledge however, guideline effectiveness varies. Communities of practice (CoP) can increase guideline compliance and best practice transfer, however, only few studies focus on intentional CoP development that support guideline effectiveness. We address this gap by proposing and testing a framework for intentional CoP development within operations to study the relationship between organizational knowledge sharing and CoP. A framework for intentional CoP development is synthesised from CoP research. The test setting is a blood analysis unit in a regional hospital where employees apply automatic analysis equipment. Two CoPs are developed and the study finds that manager support, voluntarism and undisturbed meeting space are important elements for CoP development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2018)
    Publication date2018
    Pages1030-1038
    ISBN (Print) 978-1-911218-94-4
    ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-911218-95-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event19th European Conference on Knowledge Management - University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Duration: 6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
    Conference number: 19
    https://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/eckm/

    Conference

    Conference19th European Conference on Knowledge Management
    Number19
    LocationUniversity of Padua
    CountryItaly
    CityPadua
    Period06/09/201807/09/2018
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    Intentional Development of Communities Of Practice– Improving Knowledge Sharing And Work Guidelines

    Rasmus Jørgensen (Speaker) & Christine Ipsen (Speaker)

    6 Sep 2018

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    Jørgensen, R., Edwards, K., & Ipsen, C. (2018). Intentional Development of Communities Of Practice– Improving Knowledge Sharing And Work Guidelines. In Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2018) (pp. 1030-1038)