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Communities of Practice and Complexity: Conversation and Culture

An in-depth article looking at creating and sustaining communities of practices. Being an engineer myself, I like the relation to entropy and activity to explain the CoP process. [via Nancy White]

"The key to maintaining the creativity and inventiveness of a CoP, bearing in mind it is emotional energy we are speaking of, the CoP needs to be continuously challenged by problems that excite its members, and if this is not quite enough, by appropriate forms of leadership, which will be dependent on the context from which the CoP arose."

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