About the Dynamic Knowledge Ecosystem 0

Overview 1

Collective IQ diagram
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Source: Engelbart's Bootstrap "Paradigm Map"

A knowledge ecosystem refers to the whole ecosystem of practices and technologies supporting a knowledge-intensive effort. The more complex and urgent the effort, and the more far reaching the effort, the more important it becomes to give special attention to having a particularly supportive and enabling knowledge ecosystem in real time, aka a dynamic knowledge ecosystem (DKE). 1a

Your DKE serves to leverage the Collective IQ of participants by enhancing and facilitating the concurrent knowledge processes (CoDIAK), as well as the emerging dynamic knowledge repository (DKR). 1b

Pay special attention to the ease and quality of collaboration (CoDIAK), as well as the ease and quality of capture, integration, organization, and exploitability of the emerging collective knowledge repository (DKR); this whole piece is a core enabler for boosting your Collective IQ and innovation capacity. Start simple, evolvable, and open, with emphasis on evolvable. As resources permit, keep adding, evolving, and continuously improving your DKE, stretching beyond business as usual where possible (refer to our Dynamic Knowledge Initiative for ideas). See About Boosting Collective IQ for more. 1c

Supported by a partiularly enabling DKE, participants become increasingly faster and smarter at collectively identifying and assessing problems and opportunities, developing and deploying solutions, and integrating new input, feedback and lessons learned. Either way you slice it, the DKE is designed to increasingly enhance the vision, effectiveness, agility, and speed with which people can collectively address ever more complex and urgent challenges. 1d

DKE for Innovation 2

The DKE is key to leveraging the Collective IQ of any group. It is the quality of the work environment -- the shared values, vision, modus operandi, as well as the agility and awareness of the group brain -- that determines whether brilliant ideas will be inspired, embraced, coalesced, and successfully deployed, or discouraged or derailed. Improving the DKE will increase the innovation capacity and the Collective IQ simultaneously. See A How To Guide for Bootstrapping Innovation for more information. 2a

Further Inquiry 3

    Press Articles 3a

  • Doug Engelbart's Design for Knowledge-Based Organizations, Patricia Seybold, in Paradigm Shift - A Guide to the Information Revolution, Vol. 3, No. 8, Feb 12, 1992. Makes the case for a dynamic knowledge ecosystem and enabling tools as a point of leverage in the larger strategic context for organizational transformation. 3a1

    DEI Articles 3b