Building Network Capacity Keys of Success from the Perspective of Network Analysis Harald Katzmair, PhD – Founder and Dire...
Challenge <ul><li>New challenges for rural areas require more than ever effective diffusion of best practices </li></ul><u...
Cooperation requires trust COOPERATION high low low high TRUST synergistic  (win-win) respect  ( compromise ) defensive   ...
Why isn’t cooperation easier?! 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
There are “wicked problems”  06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
“ Wicked problems” <ul><li>Substantive uncertainty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>disagreement about the nature and the solution of...
Management of uncertainty 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research Possible exclusion  of experts
Workload of top hierarchy 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
Frustration of excluded experts 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
Create - Connect - Sort no yes The new network approach 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
How excellent networks look like from the perspective of social network analysis 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
<ul><li>New ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Local Knowledge become global, global knowledge local </li></ul><ul><li>Flow </li></ul...
Lack of connectivity <ul><li>Self-locked mentalities </li></ul><ul><li>Reinventing the wheel  </li></ul><ul><li>Zero-Sum M...
Robustness and Trust <ul><li>Common experiences and values and stories </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmation and Validation </li>...
Lack of critical mass <ul><li>Lack of robustness and trust </li></ul><ul><li>No common culture and values </li></ul><ul><l...
Diversity <ul><li>Different attributes, different thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of managing imbalance </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Social network analysis and complexity theory has shown: networks of those who are sustainable capable to bring fo...
How do we create excellent networks? 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
Networks are about flows… <ul><li>Flows of goods, ideas, stories, resources… </li></ul><ul><li>Flows require a gradient, a...
What is networking? <ul><li>Connect and explore new opportunities to create value.  </li></ul>06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.res...
3 steps in network building 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
3 types of networks Based on Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor 2006 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
3 tasks Based on Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor 2006 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
New culture of network governance 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
Coping with “wicked problems” 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research Old hierarchy model New network model Centralized decision...
What are the alternatives? 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
Let’s work on a new culture of network governance to help rural areas across Europe to thrive!  06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.r...
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Keys of success of networking: existing concepts and instruments: theoretical and practical dimensions.

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  1. 1. Building Network Capacity Keys of Success from the Perspective of Network Analysis Harald Katzmair, PhD – Founder and Director 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  2. 2. Challenge <ul><li>New challenges for rural areas require more than ever effective diffusion of best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Local knowledge ought to become global and global knowledge local </li></ul><ul><li>If rural Europe would know, what rural Europe knows?! </li></ul>06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  3. 3. Cooperation requires trust COOPERATION high low low high TRUST synergistic (win-win) respect ( compromise ) defensive ( win-lose ) 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research Based on an Illustration by Covey, S. R. (2004)
  4. 4. Why isn’t cooperation easier?! 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  5. 5. There are “wicked problems” 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  6. 6. “ Wicked problems” <ul><li>Substantive uncertainty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>disagreement about the nature and the solution of the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>improvement of regional competitiveness? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>rural quality of life? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>diversification of rural economy? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>disagreement about the solution of the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Institutional uncertainty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>involvement of many actors with different backgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High number of stakeholders with different interests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>high number of value domains (“status-spheres”, mental models,, cultures) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>risk of clashes, high conflict costs between “experts” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic uncertainty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>anticipation on the behavior of others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>low margins of influence for actors </li></ul></ul>06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  7. 7. Management of uncertainty 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research Possible exclusion of experts
  8. 8. Workload of top hierarchy 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  9. 9. Frustration of excluded experts 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  10. 10. Create - Connect - Sort no yes The new network approach 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  11. 11. How excellent networks look like from the perspective of social network analysis 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  12. 12. <ul><li>New ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Local Knowledge become global, global knowledge local </li></ul><ul><li>Flow </li></ul>Bridging of clusters… 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  13. 13. Lack of connectivity <ul><li>Self-locked mentalities </li></ul><ul><li>Reinventing the wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Zero-Sum Mentality </li></ul>06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  14. 14. Robustness and Trust <ul><li>Common experiences and values and stories </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmation and Validation </li></ul><ul><li>Forces to synchronize </li></ul>06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  15. 15. Lack of critical mass <ul><li>Lack of robustness and trust </li></ul><ul><li>No common culture and values </li></ul><ul><li>Sparks burn out without effects </li></ul>06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  16. 16. Diversity <ul><li>Different attributes, different thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of managing imbalance </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of coalition building </li></ul><ul><li>Win-win </li></ul>06/09/09 Win-Win © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  17. 17. <ul><li>Social network analysis and complexity theory has shown: networks of those who are sustainable capable to bring forth and integrate innovations show three features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust clustering (triangles) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected clusters (no isolates) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly diverse clusters (different attributes) </li></ul></ul>The structure of innovation 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  18. 18. How do we create excellent networks? 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  19. 19. Networks are about flows… <ul><li>Flows of goods, ideas, stories, resources… </li></ul><ul><li>Flows require a gradient, a difference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems and solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions and answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand and offerings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals, challenges, visions, missions </li></ul></ul>06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  20. 20. What is networking? <ul><li>Connect and explore new opportunities to create value. </li></ul>06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  21. 21. 3 steps in network building 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  22. 22. 3 types of networks Based on Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor 2006 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  23. 23. 3 tasks Based on Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor 2006 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  24. 24. New culture of network governance 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  25. 25. Coping with “wicked problems” 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research Old hierarchy model New network model Centralized decision making Decentralized solution seeking Unity of command and control Unity of effort Executive leadership Inspirational leadership Alignment through central coordination Alignment through focus and common purpose Harmonization and Integration by rules Convergence through goal seeking process Execute plan Agility and adoptability Hierarchical communication Horizontal communication Exclude ambiguity Ambiguity as planning assumption
  26. 26. What are the alternatives? 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  27. 27. Let’s work on a new culture of network governance to help rural areas across Europe to thrive! 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research
  28. 28. Building Network Capacity Keys of Success from the Perspective of Network Analysis Harald Katzmair, PhD – Founder and Director 06/09/09 © 2008-2009 FAS.research Thank you for your attention!

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