POPs approach to Network Development
WHY networks are effective:
- Improve information flow.
- Increase communication and awareness of relationships.
- Open new resources
- Expand and support leadership.
- Encourage collaboration, innovation, and learning for breakthroughs.
- Increase inclusion and bridge divides.
- Result in better outcomes.
- Facilitate scale and impact.
And WHEN they might be a suitable organising structure:
- The problem or opportunity is big
- You need new ideas
- The solution is not clear or you need to build a new system
- You need to engage people from different backgrounds
More here: https://networkweaver.com/product/why-networks/.
Whether we are working to address the climate emergency or tackling poverty, the problems are complex, huge and require everyone to be playing a role in the solutions, which aren’t known.
So we can be confident networks should be the majority organising structure.
Start with two to three people from two to three organisations/groups and come together around something or somewhere you care about.
We think it’s important to have a few people to shoulder the burden and bring different perspectives to the work.