Here is a really interesting blog post from NASA entitled "how rocket scientists learn" by Yasmin Fodil
It contains much that is interesting, and makes three main conclusions -
- Knowledge Management at Goddard (NASA) is all about people
- Social Media Can Enhance Learning (but relationships matter)
- Learning in Public is Hard, but Worth It.
Yasmin describes the table as follows
So as an individual trying to learn, I have my own experiences, which I can reflect on and share with others during pause-and-learns, through job rotations, case studies, and lessons learned documents. In turn, I can learn from case studies and lessons learned from other projects, which I can engage with by simply reading about, attending workshops, or engaging with my peers.
I like the concept, and particularly like the fact that is the whole matrix is pull-driven - "Who can I learn from", "What can I learn", "How can I learn it" - all driven by knowledge-seeking.
This is refreshingly different from the more normal "who can I share with", "where shall I store this" conversation. It's like a personal Knowledge Management Plan - all that's missing is the "What do I need to learn" element.
I would like to extend the table a bit, because there is a big jump between "my friends" and "the whole organisation". We could include in this, for example, "my project team", and "my community of practice", both of which are organisational constructs which don't necessarily map onto "my friends". Also, "company experts" are a source of learning too
Here's my extended version
I hope this is useful