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Business Models for Global Transformation Networks

Networking Action

What are the business models for Global Action Networks (GANs) – global multi-stakeholder change networks like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Transparency International (TI) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP)? That was the question addressed by a new report for … Net Dev

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From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Global change systems are evolving all around us. 

2014 73

Part 2: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Part 1 described global energy as a change system with five subsystems.  and “What must it do well, in order to realize its change goal?”

2014 61

Global Change Research: Radically Inter- and Transdisciplinary Environments

Networking Action

Traditional science is failing our large systems change challenges.  Climate change, for example, not only requires non-scientists to change – it requires scientists and the way they work to change as well.  This is the core message of a new … Net Dev

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Change Experts’ Change Challenge

Networking Action

What are the impediments to scaling change strategies to address the global breadth and transformational depth of critical issues?  Conversations at MIT and Oxford meetings in October, and discussions over the past few months with large system change experts , … Blog Change

Part 3: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Part 1 introduced the concept of change system and five subsystems through a project on the global change system for electricity;  Part 2 described the seven functions necessary for these systems to be effective.  In this blog, these are integrated … Change

2014 35

Creating a Global Ecosystems Change Strategy

Networking Action

At MIT’s Sloan School of Business last Friday a group of leading large systems change experts explored how to advance global change strategies focused on transformation of industry ecosystems, through “(Industry) Ecosystems Labs”.  The meeting was enlivened through participants’ deep, … Blog Net Dev

Frameworks for Global Change Network Strategy Development

Networking Action

A couple of weeks ago I spent some time with staff of the UN Global Compact Office (GC). We used some frameworks from my work with Global Action Networks to explore their applicability and potential usefulness for the… Net Dev Global Compact GRI PRI TI

Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems

Networking Action

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2016 42

Towards a Charter Moment – why we need Large System Change in Global Governance for Sustainability

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity.

2014 17

Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges

Networking Action

Just published is an article that asks the question :  What design principles should guide people who aim to address global challenges like climate change, food security and the global financial crises?  The article identifies four key “integration” challenges that … Net Dev

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives


You can call them whatever you would want to: ambassadors, champions, advocates, evangelists,  connectors, change agents, etc. Remember them?

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Competencies for Effective Societal Change Systems

Networking Action

To be effective, Societal Change Systems (SCSs) develop seven roles that require distinct competencies. This conclusion arises from a large amount of research by many people, including work that I’ve done with Global Action Networks. Academically these roles are usually … Net Dev

2016 27

1st Global Conference on Positive Change

Networking Action

Join me and others at the 1st Global Conference on Positive Change 13 – 14 April 2017, The Netherlands … Net Dev

Death and Rise of Global Action Networks

Networking Action

And at the same time, new efforts are rising to create global multi-stakeholder change networks to end the trade of blood diamonds. The Kimberley Process (KP) is falling apart. clear lesson of the demise is that “trust”… Net Dev

Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips

Portals and KM

This will change everything in workplace IT support from designing workplace information strategies for collaboration, to delivering content experiences to people across channels, to engaging the next-generation workforce to serve customers better. Last week I attended Forrester's Content & Collaboration Forum 2011. completely agree.

Rio+20: Large systems change experience reflection

Networking Action

What does Rio +20 have to do with global change?  It presents itself all about “change” and “transformation”…but what’s the strategy with the event? Consider the way things are organized.  The NGOs are in tents on the beautiful Flamengo Beach;  … Net Dev

IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights

Portals and KM

IBM found that these CMOs “painted a picture of a marketing landscape in the midst of major changes.  IBM reported that while Investments in IT have long been the domain of the CIO, this is changing as CMOs increasingly impact IT investments in our changing social and digital world. Here is a relavnt post.  


Transforming Conflict as large system change: Wednesday webinar

Networking Action

Topic: The Global Partnership for Prevention of Conflict : Transforming conflict. Date:  Wednesday, Oct. Time:   8am PT/ 11am ET/ 4pm UK/ 5pm CET. Place: j/6821486123 or  +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) … Net Dev

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The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Culture : Culture Reviews The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online By Kevin Kelly 05.22.09 It is not class warfare.

Social Networking's New Global Footprint | Nielsen Wire

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

“Social networking has become a fundamental part of the global online experience,&# commented John Burbank, CEO of Nielsen Online. “While two-thirds of the global online population already accesses member community sites, their vigorous adoption and the migration of time show no signs of slowing.&# million). million).

2008 15

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

How do they help accomplish social change? There are many tough global problems, like climate change, for which there are no clearcut solutions.

2013 28

Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Horse manure was a global problem until cars came along. TITLE: Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898. doodoos.

2013 21

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

e20s was a management rather than technology conference, with organizational impact and change the elephant in the room. W00t!". Jenny Ambrozek.

Forrester: Mobile Apps Will Change the IT Market and Drive Software Innovation

Portals and KM

billion/year market globally by 2015. billion/year market globally by 2015. Forrester has issued a new report, Mobile App Internet Recasts The Software And Services Landscape: App Innovation On Phones Will Spread To Cars, Appliances And Entertainment by John C. McCarthy. Apple has over. billion in revenues by 2015.  

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How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change

How to Save the World

Would an economic crash really stop the global economic engine, or just interrupt it briefly? If revolution is needed, is that even possible?

Culture, Change and Faith

Online Community Strategy

File under: slightly off topic but personally meaningful. Disclosure: I’m not a massive U2 fan. We will find out in the very near future.

WINGSForum: On networks and cultivating “more leaderful change agents”

Networking Action

Developing a Lobbi kit for local agents of change

Social Reporter

You need a theory of change, and models for how stuff happens. Introducing Lobbi – with bold aims to change politics locally and globally.

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. support.

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Student learning in a turbulent age

Jenny Connected

The world is changing and there is a world beyond work. Many of today’s students will be alive in the 22 nd  century. Dispositions of.

2015 23

5 Megatrends on the Intranet - Jane McConnell's Global Intranet Trends

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jane McConnell has started to share the conclusions of the 5th Annual Global Intranet Trends report and survey , including the five key megatrends. 1. My overall summary is that leading firms are changing their Intranets from being a "place to post corporate stuff" to a "place where people get their work done."

Introducing Lobbi – with bold aims to change politics locally and globally

Social Reporter

Hoz writes: I returned to the UK in 2011 and decided to no longer work in a commercial industry and started on my journey to enhance global democracy.

Realizing Large Systems Change

Networking Action

Action Networks: Global to local structures for change. While change always requires local action, change efforts are almost … Net Dev The second in a free webinar series. Friday , March 27, 2015:  1-2 PM Eastern Time. Guests: Steve Waddell and Tom Bigda-Peyton.

Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges: Lessons from Global Action Networks

Networking Action

Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges: Lessons from Global Action Networks. Abstract :   Traditional organizations appear incapable of adequately addressing critical global issues such as war, climate change, and inequality. (Forthcoming). Organizational Design.

Nohria: "Global century of business"

Endless Knots

See Denison and Bray's " Harvard Business School Dean Is Bent on Change ," covering Nitin Nohria 's first day with the new students. Nohria: "If the 20th century was the American century of business, the 21st century really is becoming the global century of business." " Short video , worth watching.

Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems

Networking Action

Issues such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, and health care are described as wicked, messy, complex, and multi-level: they involve many hundreds of organizations at a national level; at a global level this easily increases to many thousands. Their … Published Articles

Change Networks Require Three Types of Expertise

Networking Action

The work of Global Action Networks (GANs) as global change networks requires three types of expertise. Particularly in their early days GANs lead with physical or substantive issue expertise… Change Net Dev FSC GRI large system change MSCThe types shift if importance as a network evolves.

Global Voices in the top 200 blogs

Joitske Hulsebosch

I've been a fan of Global Voices , since I discovered it. The slogan of Global Voices is: " The World is talking, are you listening ?"

Boston Event: Using Global Action Networks to Create the Future Together

Networking Action

Join me for an evening to learn more about Global Action Networks as change strategies, sponsored by Massachusetts Bay Organization Development Learning Group (MassBayODLG). When:  Thursday June 19, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT. Where:   Pine Manor College… Events