I am the founder of Collabor8now an organisation focussed on developing collaborative environments (e.g. Communities of Practice) and the integration of enabling technologies and processes, including KM, IM, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. I am a certified knowledge manager with the Knowledge Management Institute (KMI) and the author of several published research papers on collaborative behaviours and information technology. Over a 30-year career I have led over 40 major change programmes using knowledge & information management techniques and motivational self-learning strategies to improve productivity and encourage innovation for my clients across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. I was one of three community facilitators for Warwick Business School ‘s “Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIN)”, a peer network comprised of international and blue chip organisations dedicated to developing and sharing innovative practice. I am motivated by the challenges and dynamics of helping people to achieve their goals and ambitions through personal and professional development. (The KIN network closed on 31 October 2020).
My project portfolio includes:
Warwick Business School, CNN, Advanced Workplace Associates, Crest Advisory, UK National Police Forces, Power To Change, Carnegie Trust, Digirati, East Kent Hospitals University Trust, Kent County Council, East Lindsey District Council, the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP), the Cabinet Office, the Home Office, The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) the Central Office of Information (COI), the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), Local Government Group (LGG), Scottish Government, Department of Health (DoH), Department for International Development (DFID), SPARC-Nigeria, London Deanery, The Information Authority, Papillon Technology, 3i plc, Reuters Ltd, Creative Partnerships, The Improvements & Development Agency (IDeA).
I am the author of several published papers, including:
- Heuristics & Biases: The Science of Decision Making. BIR (June 2015)
- Content Curation: the future of relevance. BIR (December 2014 edition)
- Gamification: Making work fun, or making fun of work? BIR (June 2014 edition)
- Gamification: Managing Information, ASLIB, Volume 21 Issue 2 2014
- The ART of Collaboration: Collaborative Knowledge Networks, ARK Group, June 2013.
- Overcoming the barriers to Enterprise Collaboration: Social Media Today, April 2013,
- Creating a Knowledge Ecology for Public Services, Management Innovation Exchange, July 2011
- Surviving and Thriving as a 21st Century Information Professional, Business Information Review, March 2011
- Case Study: Communities of Practice in Local Government, 2 years of learning, published September 2010
- Turning Conversations to Collaboration, published January 2009.
- Utilizing Web 2.0 Technologies in Local Government, published in IT Adviser Autumn 2008
And….Voted No 25 out of top 100 KM Influencers in 2013 by Mindtouch
I can best sum up my philosophy to life from this abstract from a book about the legend of King Arthur:
“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
? T.H. White, The Once and Future King
So much to learn, so little time!
Steve also publishes to Collabor8now, occasionally Tweets and has a non-business blog at stephendale.uk
He can be contacted here.
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