Network Leadership Infographics

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We create network leadership infographics to help our users understand network science concepts, metrics and ideas. Some examples include network governance, communication, facilitation, trust and power. We’re always adding new network science infographics too – check back regularly! Have a specific topic you want us to cover? Send us a message and we’ll see what we can do!

How to Analyze a Network Map
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How to Analyze a Network Map: An Infographic

If you’ve ever looked at a map of a social network, it probably looked like a jumble of interconnected lines and nodes. Without the right skill and training, analyzing such a network map is an incredibly difficult task. You need to have an understanding of

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effective network management
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5 Critical Tasks for Effective Network Management

Managing a network of community partners is no easy task. Unlike typical hierarchical organizations, a network is horizontal with few formal mechanisms for accountability through control. Network leaders have to rely on more abstract ideas like trust and mission alignment to keep their partners accountable,

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Organizational Network Structures
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Organizational Network Structures: 6 Common Examples

There are many different ways to structure a network… for example, in a decentralized structure, everyone in a network can be connected to everyone else, while in a centralized structure, everyone connects to a single, central entity. Each of these organizational network structures has its

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Network Purpose
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Network Purpose: What Can You Accomplish Collectively?

People build networks for a reason, what we call their “network purpose.” Some networks or alliances are extremely focused in what they address, while others take a more fluid approach and change their purpose over time. However, it’s important to pick a purpose with intent

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Using Network Data to Inform Collaborative Strategy

Building community partnerships isn’t easy, even though it feels as if it should be. As with any form of decision-making, it’s important to use evidence and data to come to the best choices. That includes when building any kind of network or collaborative strategy. By

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Network Governance Structures
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Network Governance Structures Infographic

Network governance refers to the way a network makes decisions, sets goals, and manages the day-to-day affairs of the organization. Unlike traditional hierarchies, networks are fluid and flexible with many different ways to structure your governance. In this infographic, we introduce four common network governance

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Translating Your Network Map Into Action Steps
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Infographic: Translating Your Network Map Into Action Steps

Creating a network map is great way to visualize your partner’s connections and see how your network is structured. With the right questions, you can dig much deeper than that. Trust and value questions allow you to measure the quality of connections to identify key

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Infographic: Four Tips for Better Communication in Networks

It is not easy communicating with partners in a network. You need to strike the right balance to avoid overwhelming them, while still providing key information they need. This infographic presents four tips for improving your communication in your network, coalition, or alliance of partners.

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Didn’t find what you were looking for? Visit our Network Leadership Resource Library to see all of our blogs, infographics, webinars, research and other relevant resources. We cover topics ranging from network governance structures, human-centered network design, and diversity, equity and inclusion to conflict resolution, network mapping and analysis, and telling your network story. We’re always adding new resources too, so check back often for new infographics every month.

If you have a specific network science or leadership topic that you’d like to see turned into an infographic, send our team a message and we’ll see if we can put something together for you! Past requests have included an intro to using our tools, network facilitation tips, and examples of translating a network map into actionable insights to improve collaboration. Whatever your question, send it our way. We love a good network challenge!

Beyond our own infographics, we also love this infographic from entrepreneur on the Art and Science of Networking. It makes some great network science points without ever realizing it! Even though relationship-building feels intuitive, network science still has a lot to teach us, as this infographic clearly demonstrates. Thanks again for stopping by.

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