Areas of Emphasis
The Principles of the Human Connection
The value that is derived from an individual’ capacity to:
- Generate knowledge
- Collaborate with others
- Engage in the critical processes
High Quality Connections:
"Every organization already has available within it a renewable wellspring of energy that flows from how people treat each other in their daily interactions."
- Jane Dutton
The value that is created through mutual trust, networks among people, and a sense of collective identity.
Learning for Change
“Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning:
- We re-create ourselves,
- We become able to do something we never were able to do,
- We re-perceive the world and our relationship to it, and
- We extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life.
There is within each of us a deep hunger for this type of learning.”
– Peter Senge
- It’s more than simply learning together.
- It’s about learning with, from, and about each other.
- It involves building on each others’ prior knowledge and strength.
Integration of Ideas and Action Strategies
Networking, connected organizations/communities reach out to new sources of information and knowledge. They:
- Allow access beyond traditional hierarchal structure
- Provide opportunities for rapid reshaping
- Allow people to gather information from distant points
- Give people access to new talent
From Ideas to Action
- Think and act strategically
- Balance process and product
- Adhere to the Principles of Engagement
The Intentional Discipline to Sustain the Ideas and Actions
Stay true to the mission and align to the organizational goals.
Focuses on the vision, mission, and goals; but is also open to the realm of possibilities.
Guard against the thieves of resources.
Walk the talk.