Networks are
the answer...

Right?

Mapping networks to understand complex relationships is the new normal, but as things get more complex it can be hard to tell if a network approach is actually helping… We fix that.

Managing a network can be tough, understanding its impact doesn’t have to be.

We help organizations like yours leverage network science and data to understand the relationships that affect your work—empowering you to improve your outcomes, and ultimately make a bigger difference in the world.

Meet a few of our Clients...

PARTNER is our signature technology platform and methodology that integrates decades of research and network science expertise to make it easy to collect, explore, and make sense of network data, empowering you to develop actionable strategies for your organization and improve the outcomes of your work.


1 Shift Your Network Mindset

Drawing on the principles of network science, we walk through alternatives to the ‘more is better’ concept. For example, fewer partners thoughtfully selected to maximize bridging ties provides the same collaborative advantage with fewer needed resources. By the end of this step, you should understand how networks can be impactful, without expending all your resources.

Ready to Shift?

2 Design Your Network Strategy

To make the most out of the data process, you need to have an intentional network strategy in place. In this step, we probe to identify the “ideal” network to achieve your desired network objective, based on identification of roles, targeted use of resources, and goals for reach and impact. This process allows us to set a benchmark for where things are and where they should be in the future.

Ready to Design?

3 Track Your Network Data

With your strategic foundation complete, we focus on the metrics you need to measure and track with the PARTNER Platform to inform your strategy and tactics. For example, you may track perceptions of trust and value, resource exchange, communication, and structure. By the end of step three you will have collected data that is ready to be analyzed and translated to practice.

Ready to Track?

4 Adapt Your Network with Insight

With data collection ongoing, you can begin to explore results and engage in sense-making exercises. In Step 4 we foster shared learning and problem solving, while maintaining strategy as our guiding principle. Our analysts, along with our Insights Library and resources can help you turn data into clear action steps and adjustments to your strategy to meet short and long-term goals.

Ready to Shift?

5 Enact Your Strategy Action Steps

Finally, the data we collected, learning we’ve conducted, and action steps we create are implemented in your network to build capacity. Coaches and consultants work alongside network management to translate the date into practice. This could include building capacity and buy-in within your network; information gathering and research; coaching and consultation for strategic engagement, and more. 

Ready to Enact?

THE PARTNER METHOD

1 Shift Your Network Mindset

Drawing on the principles of network science, we walk through alternatives to the ‘more is better’ concept. For example, fewer partners thoughtfully selected to maximize bridging ties provides the same collaborative advantage with fewer needed resources. By the end of this step, you should understand how networks can be impactful, without expending all your resources.

Ready to Shift?

2 Design Your Network Strategy

To make the most out of the data process, you need to have an intentional network strategy in place. In this step, we probe to identify the “ideal” network to achieve your desired network objective, based on identification of roles, targeted use of resources, and goals for reach and impact. This process allows us to set a benchmark for where things are and where they should be in the future.

Ready to Design?

3 Track Your Network Data

With your strategic foundation complete, we focus on the metrics you need to measure and track with the PARTNER Platform to inform your strategy and tactics. For example, you may track perceptions of trust and value, resource exchange, communication, and structure. By the end of step three you will have collected data that is ready to be analyzed and translated to practice.

Ready to Track?

4 Adapt Your Network with Insight

With data collection ongoing, you can begin to explore results and engage in sense-making exercises. In Step 4 we foster shared learning and problem solving, while maintaining strategy as our guiding principle. Our analysts, along with our Insights Library and resources can help you turn data into clear action steps and adjustments to your strategy to meet short and long-term goals.

Ready to Shift?

5 Enact Your Strategy Action Steps

Finally, the data we collected, learning we’ve conducted, and action steps we create are implemented in your network to build capacity. Coaches and consultants work alongside network management to translate the date into practice. This could include building capacity and buy-in within your network; information gathering and research; coaching and consultation for strategic engagement, and more. 

Ready to Enact?

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