Governance in Networks of Diverse Power and Capacity<br />Steve Waddell - PhD, MBA<br />Principal - Networking Action<br /...
Network Types<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />2<br />
When to Use Which Strategy:  The Cynefin Analysis<br />Source:  Snowden, D. (2005). "Strategy in the context of uncertaint...
What is the importance of “governance”?<br />Please take a minute to reflect on this question, then share your thoughts.<b...
Some reasons I see governance is important<br />Build legitimacy and trust<br />Include diverse perspectives <br />devise ...
Key tensions<br />Differences in viewpoints/interests<br />Organizational sector<br />Geographic<br />Differences in resou...
NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />7<br />
Model: Network by contract<br />Name:  RenewBoston<br />Purpose:  <br />to help Boston residents, businesses and instituti...
RB Director<br />Utility Program Managers<br />Mass Energy, Next Step Living,<br />City Hall Admin and Support<br />Progra...
Model:  Geographic aggregation, 	local coalition<br />Name:  Transparency International (Global)<br />Purpose:  <br />to c...
Transparency International<br />Board<br />Elects<br />NC Reps<br />Individuals<br />General Assembly (Annual)<br />Suppor...
Model: Formal stakeholder aggregation <br />Name:  Forest Stewardship Council<br />Purpose:  <br />to promote the responsi...
Forest Stewardship Council<br />Board<br />Elects 3<br />Elects 3<br />Elects 3<br />Economic<br />Chamber	<br />Enviro Ch...
Model:  Controlledaggregation<br />Name:  (UN) Global Compact<br />Purpose:  <br />a strategic policy initiative for busin...
(UN) Global Compact<br />Secretary General	<br />Board<br />Appoints<br />Appoints<br />Appoints<br />Appoints<br />Busine...
Design Principles		<br />Multi-centric and distributive<br />Participant-owned and owner-governed<br />Self-organizing and...
Summary Lessons<br />Aggregate voice<br />Provide “spaces” for distinct voices as well as collaborative voice<br />Focus u...
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Governance and Power in Networks

  1. 1. Governance in Networks of Diverse Power and Capacity<br />Steve Waddell - PhD, MBA<br />Principal - Networking Action<br />swaddell@networkingaction.net<br />
  2. 2. Network Types<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />2<br />
  3. 3. When to Use Which Strategy: The Cynefin Analysis<br />Source: Snowden, D. (2005). "Strategy in the context of uncertainty."<br />Handbook of Business Strategy 6(1): 47-54.<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />3<br />
  4. 4. What is the importance of “governance”?<br />Please take a minute to reflect on this question, then share your thoughts.<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Some reasons I see governance is important<br />Build legitimacy and trust<br />Include diverse perspectives <br />devise actions that works for diverse groups<br />innovate<br />Mobilize and scale action<br />Access tangibles (financing, etc.)<br />Access intangibles (expertise, etc.) <br />Manage efficiently<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Key tensions<br />Differences in viewpoints/interests<br />Organizational sector<br />Geographic<br />Differences in resources/size/power<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />6<br />
  7. 7. NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Model: Network by contract<br />Name: RenewBoston<br />Purpose: <br />to help Boston residents, businesses and institutions save energy and save money by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy<br />Co-owners: City of Boston; Utilities<br />Other participants: <br />Large institutions<br />CSOs<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />8<br />
  9. 9. RB Director<br />Utility Program Managers<br />Mass Energy, Next Step Living,<br />City Hall Admin and Support<br />Program Manager<br />NNC<br />NNC<br />NNC<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />CBO<br />Personifying the (residential) Partnership<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Model: Geographic aggregation, local coalition<br />Name: Transparency International (Global)<br />Purpose: <br />to create change towards a world free of corruption<br />Co-owners: <br />National Chapters<br />coalition-building as a fundamental<br />Individuals (very limited)<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Transparency International<br />Board<br />Elects<br />NC Reps<br />Individuals<br />General Assembly (Annual)<br />Supporters & <br />Honorary Members<br />(Orgs, Individuals)<br />National <br />Chapters<br />(NGOs)<br />Individual<br />Members<br />Appt’d by Board<br />Diversity<br />Encouraged<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Model: Formal stakeholder aggregation <br />Name: Forest Stewardship Council<br />Purpose: <br />to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests<br />Co-owners: <br />Economic Chamber: for-profit business<br />Social Chamber: CSOs focused on social impact of forestry<br />Environmental Chamber: CSOs focused on environmental impact of forestry<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Forest Stewardship Council<br />Board<br />Elects 3<br />Elects 3<br />Elects 3<br />Economic<br />Chamber <br />Enviro Chamber<br />Social Chamber<br />General Assembly (Triannual)<br />Members<br />Members<br />Members<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Model: Controlledaggregation<br />Name: (UN) Global Compact<br />Purpose: <br />a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption<br />Formal Owner: UN <br />Effective co-owners:<br />Business<br />UN<br />Civil Society<br />Labour<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />14<br />
  15. 15. (UN) Global Compact<br />Secretary General <br />Board<br />Appoints<br />Appoints<br />Appoints<br />Appoints<br />Business<br />UN<br />Civil society<br />Labour<br />Supports<br />General Assembly<br />Inter-Agency Working Group<br />Participants<br />Country and other<br />Networks<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Design Principles <br />Multi-centric and distributive<br />Participant-owned and owner-governed<br />Self-organizing and self-evolving<br />Diverse and adaptive<br />Tied by purpose and principles<br />Enabling<br />Reflecting principles of fractals and the concept of DNA<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Summary Lessons<br />Aggregate voice<br />Provide “spaces” for distinct voices as well as collaborative voice<br />Focus upon generation of trust…not its theoretical structures<br />Focus upon participation as bringing-all-your-relevant-organization-resources…rather than formal membership<br />NetworkingAction<br />Steve Waddell<br />17<br />

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