“Notes on Communities of Practice”
A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of individuals within an organisation who band together to share their knowledge and expertise, to learn from each other and to build their capabilities.
Communities of Practice are not new. From medieval guilds through professional associations to online communities in modern corporations, people have always sought out others who share their enthusiasms and interests.
Communities of Practice can be of immense value to an organisation. Making the best use of the knowledge and expertise of people in an organisation brings immediate real benefits to the bottom line.
Communities of Practice