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Lessons Learned from the Network Innovation Summit

It’s been over a week since we gathered 250 network thinkers and leaders to explore the future of networks. We’re still processing all the amazing conversations, questions and solutions that…

Comparing Public and Private Sector Networks

Two years ago, I decided to apply to CU Denver’s MPA program at the very last minute, many months after having submitted applications to MBA programs. Still, I’m often drawn…

May Network Leadership Events: COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Visible Network Labs is making a few changes to our spring Network Leadership events. You can view our Frequently Asked Question section here. Still…

Activating a Network in Emergencies & Disasters

Whether due to weather, disease or errors by man, emergencies create huge obstacles for any community to handle. Having to deal with something carrying unknown and uncertain consequences, such as…

An Intro to PARTNER’s Validated Measures

One of the things that makes PARTNER such a special tool for organizational network analysis are the metrics it uses to measure collaboration. Through a two-year process of interviews, surveys…

2019 State of Networks Survey

This past December, we tried something new here at VNL. We reached out to our community of partners, clients and supporters to gather data on the state of network practice…

Who is the Best Person to Take My Network Survey?

If you’ve ever designed a survey, you know that one of the most crucial steps is picking respondents. For a survey of members of an inter-organizational network, this step usually…

Managing Turf in a Network: Keeping it Under Control

This December, we surveyed more than 150 network leaders in our annual State of Networks Survey. The number of people mentioning “turf” as a daily problem in their collaborative work…

New to PARTNER: GIS Map Integration

People have been asking us since we first created PARTNER for GIS mapping functionality. Today, we’re proud to share that you can map your networks geographically as a new feature…

Quotes to Inspire Collaboration and Teamwork

Collaboration isn’t easy – sometimes, a good quote can inspire us to keep working towards our common goals. Here are thirty quotes to inspire collaboration and teamwork that we’ve come…

Create Bias-Free Surveys: Three Pitfalls to Avoid

Bias is pernicious: it creeps into all kinds of research, including surveys and social network analysis! The more bias you introduce into your survey, the less reliable and accurate your…

Networks are the Answer… Right?

While most of us think networks are the answer, it’s not always true. It’s okay to get a little overwhelmed by how over-networked we have become: I certainly do. That…
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