This topic explores the difference between the traditional way of doing business and doing business the wiki way. A wiki is a democratic process in which people share information in a way that allows others to easily review and update their knowledge. Everyone is familiar with Wikipedia, but if you looked closely, would you discover similar processes all around you? Are there informal ways in which knowledge is shared in your organization and could they be enhanced by certain policies and practices?
The objectives for this topic are to:
- Understand what the wiki approach to managing involves and how it differs from traditional approaches.
- Explore the extent and limitations of wiki-like knowledge creation.
- Consider the possibilities and implications for transformative change.