Communities of practice are rising in popularity at organizations that seek to focus its members on a specific outcome while also having the added benefits of facilitating personal growth and fostering community. Encouraging communities of practice within the workplace directly addresses issues like organizational silos, duplication of work, and discouragement due to lack of support.
Ready to incorporate communities of practice in your workplace? Remember these key elements:
- Create a safe environment where members are comfortable asking questions and exploring ideas
- Support cross-team communities that break down barriers and foster appreciation
- Define community vision
- Let the community evolve
Learn more about the benefits and steps here.
Find campus communities of practice and all staff organizations here.