Networks – How they influence, support and impact our lives
Networks are considered one of the most critical resources in organizations, governments, social-cultural systems, and they are all around us, whether we’re aware of them or not. They are created to provide a means to satisfy an objective or need and diffuse information. Networks allow people to develop relationships with others they might not otherwise be able to connect with. In addition, networks can provide support systems for those in them. In the business world, networks can boost business productivity and help companies and leaders reach their objectives. But how can we become more aware of the networks around us and how can we better use them? Our guest in this episode is an expert that not only understands networks but helps us learn how we can get the best out of them.
DAVID EHRLICHMAN is the cofounder and coordinator of Converge, a network of systems strategists, designers, facilitators, educators, and evaluators committed to co-creating positive impact. Converge practitioners have helped develop over 50 impact networks across the United States and the world, taking action on issues as diverse as economic mobility, human rights, access to science, and healthcare reform. He’s the author of Impact Networks: Create Connection, Spark Collaboration, and Catalyze Systemic Change and producer of the documentary short Impact Networks: Creating Change in a Complex World (released February 1, 2022 ), which features interviews with six acclaimed network leaders from around the world.