Communities Of Practice And Communities of Experts

(Richard Millington) #1

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In a simpler world, we would create communities of top experts to collaborate with one another to advance their expertise to the cutting edge of their field. If you’ve tried this, you know this only works if the community is exclusively for the top experts. It has to feel private, special, and a reward for their perceived level of expertise. That usually means a really small group which only benefits the experts, not the hosts. This works as much on the fear of missing out as it does on a true belief to advance the field. Experts are hard to…