A Best Practice Community Initiative
What are Best Practice Communities?
In brief, they’re groups of people informally bound together by shared expertise and passion for a joint enterprise
- The community: In pursuing their interest in their domain, members engage in joint activities and discussions, help each other, and share information. They build relationships that enable them to learn from each other; they care about their standing with each other.
- The practice: A Best practice Community is not merely a community of interest–people who like certain kinds of movies, for instance. Members of a community of practice are practitioners. They develop a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems—in short a shared practice. This takes time and sustained interaction