Network Mindset

In the Four Network Principles for Collaboration Success, Jane Wei-Skillern and Nora Silver write: “The norm of humility must replace self promotion. The quest for the organizational success must be relinquished for the real potential of solving problems.” They outline the a ‘Network Mindset Shift’ with the following table:1

Focus on growthFocus on mission
Focus on controlFocus on trust
Focus on yourselfFocus on others
Focus on garnering resourcesFocus on sharing resources
Focus on the particularFocus on the whole

  1. Wei-Skillern, Jane & Silver, Nora. (2013). Four Network Principles for Collaboration Success. Foundation Review: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 10. 

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