Some Initial Thoughts <ul><li>A living agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Spiraling </li></ul><ul><li>Wide vs. Deep </li></ul><ul><l...
Image from http://www.networkweaving.com/blog/
Network Theory <ul><li>What is a network </li></ul><ul><li>How they emerge </li></ul><ul><li>The Spectrum </li></ul><ul><l...
What do you see?
Network Weaving Requires Mapping <ul><li>Mapping the existing networks in your organization/community/region. </li></ul><u...
Curves, Patterns,  Phases & Cycles
Military Media Machine <ul><li>Clear Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy management but hidden </li></ul><ul><li>One entity driv...
What is a network? <ul><li>This network map at highlights the connected nodes </li></ul>
… but what do we find when we look beyond the horizon, beyond the connected cluster at the core.
<ul><ul><li>Whole or part? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attracted to core? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waiting for invite? </...
<ul><li>Various levels of ‘belonging’ </li></ul><ul><li>3 Rings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dense core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>1st circle includes people we know well - we and they have a &quot;relationship.&quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>2nd - pe...
Map of ‘departments’ within an organisation
<ul><li>Formal hierarchy but an initial map looked backwards revealed clustering by department but emergent leadership and...
Mapping helps you to make ‘meaning’ leading to focused strategic decisions 1 2 3 4
3 4 5
United States Baseball League Steroid Use
 
The Role of Culture 1 2
Who is in the strongest position? Diane? Heather? Someone else? It all depends on what is important?
<ul><li>Fernando and Garth have fewer connections than Diane but… </li></ul><ul><li>The pattern of their  direct  and  ind...
<ul><li>More  </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized  </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dominated by one or a few ve...
<ul><ul><li>Less  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralized  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><l...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Paths are not created equal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shorter paths in the network are more impo...
Networks are about ‘connections’ <ul><li>What is the  quality  of connection in these two separate networks if we judge by...
Quality of Connections <ul><li>Alignment - how much do people have in common? </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity - how much ne...
Strength Based - Key Roles in the Creation of Change <ul><li>Innovators, visionaries, and entrepreneurs - power of dreams ...
Network Weaver Skills <ul><li>1. Opportunity seeking: sees opportunities everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>2. Loves to connect ...
<ul><li>7. Able to learn from experience; decides next step after reflecting on previous step </li></ul><ul><li>8. Optimis...
Some Metrics <ul><li>Network Centrality / Centralization </li></ul><ul><li>Prestige / Influence </li></ul><ul><li>External...
Preliminary Map of 3SA
Preliminary Map of Cascade
Preliminary Map of LVSC
Preliminary Map of STAN
Preliminary Map of VSF
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  • LVSC Network Strategy

    1. 1. Some Initial Thoughts <ul><li>A living agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Spiraling </li></ul><ul><li>Wide vs. Deep </li></ul><ul><li>New ways of thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Use the resources </li></ul>
    2. 2. Image from http://www.networkweaving.com/blog/
    3. 3. Network Theory <ul><li>What is a network </li></ul><ul><li>How they emerge </li></ul><ul><li>The Spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Community and Network Values </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>And so on…. </li></ul>
    4. 4. What do you see?
    5. 5. Network Weaving Requires Mapping <ul><li>Mapping the existing networks in your organization/community/region. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>� What are our strengths? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>� What are our weaknesses? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>� Where are the disconnects? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>� Who are the Connectors? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>� Who are the Mavens? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>� Who is in the clusters? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>� How open/closed is our network? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>� How have we progressed since last year? </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Curves, Patterns, Phases & Cycles
    7. 7. Military Media Machine <ul><li>Clear Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy management but hidden </li></ul><ul><li>One entity drives the network </li></ul>
    8. 8. What is a network? <ul><li>This network map at highlights the connected nodes </li></ul>
    9. 9. … but what do we find when we look beyond the horizon, beyond the connected cluster at the core.
    10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Whole or part? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attracted to core? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waiting for invite? </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Various levels of ‘belonging’ </li></ul><ul><li>3 Rings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dense core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loose connected fragments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disconnected nodes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Exchanges (Transactions) </li></ul><ul><li>Prospects </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>1st circle includes people we know well - we and they have a &quot;relationship.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>2nd - people we know of, but don't have a relationship with. Our second circle people are usually our first circle's first circle. </li></ul><ul><li>3rd circle people we don't even know exist but we are connected in 2 steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We know someone (in our first circle) who knows someone (in our second circle) who know them (in our third circle) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Map of ‘departments’ within an organisation
    14. 14. <ul><li>Formal hierarchy but an initial map looked backwards revealed clustering by department but emergent leadership and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly mapping revealed bottlenecks </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced reliance on hubs </li></ul>
    15. 15. Mapping helps you to make ‘meaning’ leading to focused strategic decisions 1 2 3 4
    16. 16. 3 4 5
    17. 17. United States Baseball League Steroid Use
    18. 19. The Role of Culture 1 2
    19. 20. Who is in the strongest position? Diane? Heather? Someone else? It all depends on what is important?
    20. 21. <ul><li>Fernando and Garth have fewer connections than Diane but… </li></ul><ul><li>The pattern of their direct and indirect ties allow them to access all the nodes in the network more quickly than anyone else </li></ul>
    21. 22. <ul><li>More </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dominated by one or a few very central nodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nodes removed or damaged results in quick fragmentation of the network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central nodes (hubs, connectors, etc.) can become a single point of failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hubs are nodes with high degree and betweeness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So then who are the hubs? Fernando and Garth. </li></ul></ul>
    22. 23. <ul><ul><li>Less </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No single point of failure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resilient in the face of random failures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many nodes or links can fail while allowing the remaining nodes to still reach each other over other network paths. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Networks of low centralization fail gracefully. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 24. <ul><ul><ul><li>Paths are not created equal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shorter paths in the network are more important </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Horizons over which we cannot see, nor influence. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key paths in networks are 1 and 2 steps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who is in your network neighborhood? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who are you aware of </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who can you reach? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the network above, who is the only person that can reach everyone else in two steps or less? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boundary Spanners - Nodes that connect their group to others Fernando, Garth, and Heather centralized network </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Network ‘Reach’
    24. 25. Networks are about ‘connections’ <ul><li>What is the quality of connection in these two separate networks if we judge by the photos? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do we know? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do we suspect? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What questions must we ask? </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. Quality of Connections <ul><li>Alignment - how much do people have in common? </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity - how much new value does the relationship create? </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions - how many valuable introductions does the relationship produce? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning - how much new learning do people gain from each other and collaboratively </li></ul>
    26. 27. Strength Based - Key Roles in the Creation of Change <ul><li>Innovators, visionaries, and entrepreneurs - power of dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Formal leaders - power to develop people's capacity for change </li></ul><ul><li>Informal leaders - develop capacity for change - invitation and facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Managers - responsibility and resources to engage people - power of assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Network weavers - power of connecting </li></ul>
    27. 28. Network Weaver Skills <ul><li>1. Opportunity seeking: sees opportunities everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>2. Loves to connect people to each other </li></ul><ul><li>3. Able to unearth resources of all types and kinds </li></ul><ul><li>4. Able to remember many names and resources </li></ul><ul><li>5. Able to dialogue easily with people and get them to disclose information </li></ul><ul><li>6. Comfortable with uncertainty but persistent in making things happen </li></ul>
    28. 29. <ul><li>7. Able to learn from experience; decides next step after reflecting on previous step </li></ul><ul><li>8. Optimistic </li></ul><ul><li>9. Able to see when something doesn’t work and moves on </li></ul><ul><li>10. Has a big vision but sees the importance of taking small steps </li></ul><ul><li>11. Likes to get to know people with different perspectives and from different backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>12. Listens well </li></ul><ul><li>13. Asks a lot of questions </li></ul><ul><li>14. Sees patterns , no tices patterns in the network: where there is energy, where there is isolation, who interacts with whom, etc </li></ul>
    29. 30. Some Metrics <ul><li>Network Centrality / Centralization </li></ul><ul><li>Prestige / Influence </li></ul><ul><li>External / Internal Ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Shortest Paths & Path Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency </li></ul>
    30. 31. Preliminary Map of 3SA
    31. 32. Preliminary Map of Cascade
    32. 33. Preliminary Map of LVSC
    33. 34. Preliminary Map of STAN
    34. 35. Preliminary Map of VSF

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