Weeks 14 -Networked Organizations

A key challenge in the endeavor of systems innovation is the scale and complexity of the systems we wish to effect change within. The scale of the complex systems we are working to change is much larger than any one organization can respond to effectively. As such systems change is about mobilizing whole ecosystems to create new patterns of organization. These “ecosystems” are a new kind of networked organization that integrates and aligns diverse actors towards common ends. To be successful in our systems innovation endeavor we need to understand something about the workings of these new kinds of network organizations. This guide will help you better understand the nature and workings of network organizations, aiding you in thinking about your ecosystem building strategies