The Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn is now up to 5,700 members and is still one of the more active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. Take a look if you are not a member and join up if you like it.
But note, each week I receive a large number of posts to the forum which are simply pointers to blog posts. If I let them all through the forum is no longer a discussion forum but a promotional vehicle for blogs (like so many others). These blog posts are also often posted to many other forums — to my mind verging on a kind of forum spam.
I let the occasional promotional post through (often the first one or two before I switch on moderation for that user). I also let promotions of events through — as long as they are not too frequent.
A suggestion though, if you wish to post an article to the forum then do it in the form of a question to people in order to stimulate a conversation. This is the prime purpose of the forum and I would like to see a lot more discussion going on.
A big thanks to Silvia Bombard for telling me abut the work of Frederic Laloux. I googled him and found this article: The Future of Management Is Teal: Organizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose.
He tells the fascinating story of the evolution of the organization (human collaboration) starting 10,000 years ago. He gives each phase of the evolution a colour: red, amber, orange, green and teal. It is well worth a read and helps put today’s collaborative efforts into some sort of perspective and explains where he thinks we are heading with a number of examples of what he considers to be teal organizations.