A good reason to be part of communities of practice. From Learning Theories:
Etienne Wenger summarizes Communities of Practice (CoP) as “groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” This learning that takes place is not necessarily intentional.
Three components are required in order to be a CoP:
(1) the domain,
(2) the community, and
(3) the practice.
I like the part about “This Learning that takes place is not necessarily intentional”. So here is a question.
What practices help a community to be sticky and effective?