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Basic networkconceptsnewfoundland

  1. 1. Network  Basics June  Holley,  Network  Weaver june@networkweaving.com June  2010
  2. 2. Empty  Town
  3. 3.  Artisan  Gallery
  4. 4. One  Sustainable  Business One  Business
  5. 5. Coffee  Shop
  6. 6. New  Retail  Network Community   Created Opens  New  Resources $ $ TA
  7. 7.    Shops  Open Shops  
  8. 8.    Bring  in  People  from Bring   Other  Places
  9. 9. New  Retail  Created Periphery
  10. 10.    Opry  House Opry  House Nelsonville  Public  Square  on  Final  Fridays
  11. 11. Walking  Tour  Brochure
  12. 12. Final  Fridays Nelsonville  Public  Square  on  Final  Fridays
  13. 13. Local  Culinary  School
  14. 14. We  Need  Different  Lenses Network    Lens Organizational    Lens
  15. 15. What  do  we  mean  by  networks? Networks  are  sets  of relationships  and the  patterns  they create These  patterns  influence  the quality  of  communication and  the  likelihood  of collaboration  and  innovation
  16. 16. Network  Basics • Nodes • Link • Connected  pair • Isolates • Directional  link • Triangles – Open – Closed Valdis Krebs orgnet.com
  17. 17. What  do  we  mean  by  networks? Big  “N” networks Little “n” network Catalytic Circle Network
  18. 18. Smart  Networks: Networks  most  helpful  in  promoting  collaboration &  innovation Network Structure • Core  consists  of clusters  w  different perspectives  who know  &  trust  each other • Periphery  draws  in new  ideas  & resources • This  represents  a Field  of  Potential  for action
  19. 19. Characteristics  of  Smart  Networks Self-­‐Organized  Action Many  people  initiate experiments  & collaborations Move  from  small  acts  to  larger Breakthroughs  from  diversity Successful  innovations  spread
  20. 20. Characteristics  of  Smart  Networks Network Weavers  & Guardians Much  capacity  building, skill  building Trust  building  activities Facilitation  of  initial actions Creation  of  support structures  & communication systems  (esp  Web 2.0)
  21. 21. Support  Emergence  and  the  Tipping the   1000 Point Projects Emergence of Entrepreneurs Collaborative Region Tipping Point v to v v Self-Organization 50 0 2006 1993
  22. 22. Stage 1: Isolated Clusters
  23. 23. Stage 2:Hub and Spoke
  24. 24. Stage 3: Multi-Hub Network
  25. 25. Elements  within  Networks Hub  and  spoke? Clusters? Elephant  tails?
  26. 26. Network  Core Dominant  core
  27. 27. Access  to  Resources No periphery Periphery all from area - No new ideas coming in
  28. 28. Network  Surveying  &  Mapping June  Holley,  Network  Weaver june@networkweaving.com June  2010
  29. 29. 3 types of questions Attribute or demographic questions – These questions are used to color the squares or nodes representing the people who took the survey – They may describe aspects of the person, such as age; characteristics of their organization, such as organizational type; or may be questions about values, behaviors, skills or values. Also, outcome based (How many collaborative projects did you initiate?) – We use these to identify clusters of people who interact with each other based on the attribute.
  30. 30. 3 types of questions Network questions • These are questions about the relationships people have with others. • Some questions ask one-directional questions, such as who do you look to for advice? Others ask two-way questions such as who do you work with? Open Questions • You can ask any type of open question that would elicit a list of answers from the survey taker. For example, you may want to ask about specific projects in which the survey taker was involved.
  31. 31. Data Collection Web-Based Survey
  32. 32. Data Collection Web-based Survey
  33. 33. Metrics • Awareness: How likely is it that information will spread throughout the network? Who knows what is happening in the network? • Influence: Who do people look to? How likely is it that people can positively influence others? • Connectors: Who links people who would not otherwise be connected? How connected are parts of the network? • Resilience: How dependent is the network on a few people? • Integration: What is the overall network health? Who are network leaders? • Smart Network: how large and well-connected is the core? How vast is the periphery?
  34. 34. Network  Weaver A  Network  Weaver  is  willing  to  take willing   responsibility  for  making  the  network  more effective  by  increasing  the  quantity  and  quality of  connections.
  35. 35. Network  Weaver Take  the  Network  Weaver  Checklist Share  your  results  with  a  friend
  36. 36. Identify  Isolates  &  Clusters and  Connect Make Connections 37
  37. 37. Add  to  Periphery Where can we get new ideas? Who has resources? How can we build relationships with them?
  38. 38. How  can  we  help people  act? Access  to  Capital Organization  Type Other  non-­‐profit    K-­‐12 Large  Business Post-­‐secondary  Ed. Medium  Business Small  Business        Local  Gov.          Local  ED      Workforce Collaboration  among providers Greater resources
  39. 39. Case Studies of Regional Development June  Holley,  Network  Weaver june@networkweaving.com June  2010
  40. 40. Regional Hidden Treasures Flavor
  41. 41. Hidden Treasures Make a list of hidden treasures in your interest areas
  42. 42. PawPaw  Self-­‐Organizing Super  Network  Weaver Really  Weird  Fruit
  43. 43. Albany  Ohio
  44. 44. Pawpaw Microbrew
  45. 45. Travel  Channel Travel Channel comes to the land of the pawpaw
  46. 46. RURAL  HERITAGE  DEVELOPMENT  INITIATIVE Preservation-based economic development and community revitalization strategy  Heritage tourism  Local business development  Imaging and branding  Heritage and preservation education  Landmark preservation
  47. 47. Arkansas Delta’s Regional Flavor
  48. 48. Utilize micro-brands and encourage partners to buy-in to regional brand
  49. 49. Rural Regional Flavor Network
  50. 50. Next  Steps • What  are  ideas  you  have  for  your  interest  area? • What  are  small  ac:ons  you  could  take  to  explore op:ons  in  your  interest  area? your   • Who  do  you  need  to  get  to  know? do   • Who  do  you  need  to  connect? • What  other  support  will  you  need  to  move  forward in  this  area?

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