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System-shifting networks operate at three nested levels of organisation:
 
System-shifting networks operate at three nested levels of organisation:
* Work teams: small (5+/-2 people). Best work in agile way
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* Work teams: small (5 +/-2 people). Best if they work in an agile way
* [[Community of practice|Communities of practice]]: larger, include strong and weak ties (as this gathering demonstrates: some people know each other very well, others are meeting for the first time)
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* [[Community of practice|Communities of practice]]: include strong and weak ties (as this gathering demonstrates: some people know each other very well, others are meeting for the first time)
 
* Networks: tend to be dominated by weak ties
 
* Networks: tend to be dominated by weak ties
  
 
A system-shifting network is a set of organisations, individuals and funders (e.g. FundAction, who support the SCP meetings). The basis of collaboration is provided by a '''platform''': a support structure to enable collaboration.
 
A system-shifting network is a set of organisations, individuals and funders (e.g. FundAction, who support the SCP meetings). The basis of collaboration is provided by a '''platform''': a support structure to enable collaboration.
  
Scaffolding: derived from educational theory, provide structural support for work in progress. Six key elements have been identified in the literature:
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Scaffolding: a concept derived from educational theory, it consists of a structural support for work in progress.
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Six key elements have been identified in the literature:
 
* A communications system (combination of online tools)
 
* A communications system (combination of online tools)
 
* An innovation or activation fund
 
* An innovation or activation fund
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* A tracking and learning system  
 
* A tracking and learning system  
 
* A governance system: protocols for co-design, advice and consent
 
* A governance system: protocols for co-design, advice and consent
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Further Reading:
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* [https://networkweaver.com/scaffolding-for-system-shifting-networks/ Scaffolding for System Shifting Networks] (4 minute read)
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* [https://networkweaver.com/system-shifting-networks/ System Shifting Networks] (4 minute read)
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* [https://networkweaver.com/the-importance-of-learning-in-networks/ Scaffolding for Accelerated Learning in Networks] (4 minute read)
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* [https://jarche.com/2016/08/implementing-network-learning/ Implementing Network Learning] (3 minute read)

Revision as of 08:00, 24 September 2019

System-shifting networks operate at three nested levels of organisation:

  • Work teams: small (5 +/-2 people). Best if they work in an agile way
  • Communities of practice: include strong and weak ties (as this gathering demonstrates: some people know each other very well, others are meeting for the first time)
  • Networks: tend to be dominated by weak ties

A system-shifting network is a set of organisations, individuals and funders (e.g. FundAction, who support the SCP meetings). The basis of collaboration is provided by a platform: a support structure to enable collaboration.

Scaffolding: a concept derived from educational theory, it consists of a structural support for work in progress.

Six key elements have been identified in the literature:

  • A communications system (combination of online tools)
  • An innovation or activation fund
  • Communities of practice
  • Catalysts (pools of facilitators)
  • A tracking and learning system
  • A governance system: protocols for co-design, advice and consent

Further Reading: