To meet the magnitude of this moment we must work collaboratively in ways that promote decentralization over top-down hierarchies, relationships over transactions, and emergence over control.
In this May 2020 Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) article, authors Lindley Mease & David Ehrlichman, explore the importance of these principles as a way to meet and respond to the challenges we face.
- The critical importance of decentralizing leadership in order to increase our capacity to respond in global and local ways.
- The web of relationships that bridges communities, organizations, and clusters of activity is the underlying structure that makes networks and movements work.
- An emergent approach to strategy means connecting first with actors from across the system and sensing our way into the future, together.
Citation / Source:
- Mease, Lindley & David Ehrlichman. Cultivating Change Amidst Collapse. Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). May 19, 2020.
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